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Areas of Interest and More Information on Student Internships

Students enrolled in college or university programs in the following areas are eligible for unpaid internships with the Omaha Police Department.




 Criminal Justice



 Social Work




An OPD internship provides a positive and safe learning environment where students experience the various aspects and responsibilities of municipal law enforcement. Interns work on operational, administrative, and support functions while under the supervision of capable and knowledgeable employees in each assigned unit.


Intern assignments may include the following areas:


Air Support

 Domestic Violence

Auto Theft



 Public Information Office

Crime Analysis

Training Academy

Crime Lab

Victim Assistance

Crime Prevention Unit

 Youth Services Unit


Why choose an internship with OPD?

  • A student internship provides valuable work experience that enhances future career goals
  • Earns college credit
  • Enables exploration of career paths
  • Develops professional skills
  • Allows integration of academic knowledge with the workplace


  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college/university
  • Have a junior or senior standing or completion of 2/3 credits for a degree in a two year or post-graduate program
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4 point scale.

How to Apply:


Submit application materials at least one month prior to date requesting an internship to:


Coordinator of Volunteers/Student Interns

Omaha Police Department

505 South 15th Street

Omaha, NE 68102-2769

Phone: (402) 444-3598


Application Materials should include:

  1. Intern Application Form    
  2. Security Pass Application
  3. Intern Agreement Form
  4. Professional Resume
  5. Intern Statement of Confidentiality and Waiver Form
  6. Ride-along Release
  7. Letter of Recommendation
  8. Emergency Data Sheet
  9. Official Transcript
  10. Include a photocopy of your driver's license

Background checks and personal interviews are conducted after all materials are received. Assignments are based on skills, interest, and need. They are limited in number.