About the Amherst Police Department
Amherst Police College Internship Program
DEADLINE for applications for Fall semester is March 1, with interviews being held mid March.
DEADLINE for application for Spring semester is November 1, with interviews being held mid November.
The Amherst Police Department College Internship Program provides qualified students with practical work experience that compliments their academic course work, as well as course credit (if approved by the college or university). This program also provides the Amherst Police Department with an opportunity to involve college students in various aspects of police work. The internship is an unpaid, non-sworn position that varies from 8 hours to 24 hours per week, as agreed by the Police Department, Intern and college/university (if applicable). Students are able to gain valuable work experience, on-the-job training, and have an opportunity to develop a professional networking base for the future positions in government service or law enforcement. Specific areas where interns may be assigned include the Records Department, Detective Bureau, Court Liaison Function, Grant Writing and Oversight, Emergency Communication Center, Fiscal Oversight, Police Operations and Police Administration. However, through sit-alongs, ride-alongs, and tours, interns may also be exposed to more aspects of the Department and its operations.
Questions regarding the college internship program can be forwarded to Captain Ronald Young via email or 413-259-3129. For more information, see the Amherst Police Department Position Description and Intern Application below.
Internship Position Description
Internship Application for Employment