San Francisco Police Department Graduate Summer Intern -2020

US Gov | San Francisco, CA

Posted Date 8/02/2020

San Francisco Police Department Graduate Summer Internship Program

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this position may close at any time, but no sooner than February, 28 2020.


“The San Francisco Police Department offers qualified individuals the opportunity to make a positive difference in our citizens’ daily lives. From our patrol officers to our community engagement team and civilian staff, we are committed to excellence and providing professional service for all to keep our City safe. I encourage you to apply to become one of San Francisco’s finest.” –Chief William Scott

The San Francisco Police Department is committed to excellence in law enforcement and is dedicated to the people, traditions and diversity of our City. In order to protect life and property, prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime, the department provides service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision. The San Francisco Police Department established in 1849, enforces the law and investigates crime in San Francisco, including the San Francisco International Airport. The organization has grown into a nationally known police department providing law enforcement services to one of the most recognized cities in the United States. The department operates 10 district stations, a crime lab and a training academy. For more information, visit http://sanfranciscopolice.org/


Appointment Type
Temporary Exempt. This position is excluded by the Charter (Category 18) from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing officer.

Position Description

Graduate Summer Interns will work full-time, 40 hours per week, in an assigned San Francisco Police Department unit. Each intern will work directly with an SFPD Mentor who will supervise them with both daily tasks and larger scale projects. Interns will also be given the opportunity to tour various SFPD locations, meet SFPD leadership, and participate in other events aimed at professional development. Participating units may include:

  • Chief of Staff Office
  • Community Engagement
  • Forensics Division
  • Fiscal Division
  • IT Division
  • Professional Standards and Principled Policing Division
  • Staff Services Division


  • Summer Interns must be enrolled in an accredited college or university graduate degree program for Fall 2020 or have received their graduate degree within 2 years of the applications deadline.
  • Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial accepted) must be uploaded with the application.
  • Proof of enrollment or completion of graduate degree (acceptance letter, transcripts, and/or degree) must be uploaded with the application.

Time Commitment and Working Conditions

  • The SFPD Summer Graduate Internship is full-time, 40 hours per week, 8am-5pm.
  • The internship runs from 6/08/20 - 8/14/20 (10 weeks) and interns must be available for the entire time period.
  • Housing and relocation assistance are not provided, and we do not currently offer any housing resources or housing search support.

Typical schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. but may include weekend or shift hours depending on assignment. Upon completing the internship, there is no implied offer of extension.

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