Police Internship - Paid

$12.00 hourly
  • City of Lenexa, Kansas
  • 12500 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS, USA
  • Feb 04, 2021
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Job Description

The City of Lenexa Police Department has six paid Police Officer Internships available for the Summer of 2021.  The paid internship program will be offered June through August and the rate of pay will be $12.00 per hour.  The program will be offered in three summer sessions that will each last 5 weeks.

Session 1: May 31 – July 2; Session 2: June 14 – July 16; Session 3: July 5 – August 6

Position Summary

The Lenexa Police Department Internship Program is designed and dedicated to providing practical work experience to students through research, training, and skill development by the professional, committed, and proactive officers of the Lenexa Police Department.

Interns should be highly motivated persons seeking a career in law enforcement. These interns will complete training tasks, written reports, and participate in ride alongs with numerous officers. The program will be highly structured with the intent of providing the intern with the education and experience for possible future law enforcement careers. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Completes a minimum of 200 hours with the Lenexa Police Department. Hours may be added at the needs/request of the student/university. 
  • Completes five sections of training in order involving hands on training, ride alongs, and the physical demands of the individual units.
  • Completes mirror reports that will give them practical work experience in documentation and also allowing officers to critique work and performance.
  • Completes research papers that will be submitted to the Sergeant overseeing the intern program.


Minimum:  Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.  Must be enrolled in an associate, bachelor’s, or graduate program that requires an internship. Must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Must pass an oral interview with the Intern Sergeant and designated officers. 

Desired:  Pursuing a Major in a criminal Justice or health and human services field.

Please refer to the LPD website for a list of Automatic Disqualifiers.

Compensation: This is a paid internship starting at $12.00 per hour.  Offers for the summer internship are conditional upon successful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check.

To apply complete an online application.  Be sure to attach your cover letter and resume reflecting your work history.  Next step after submitting the application will be to complete the Personal History Statement Packet.  The PHS must be completed and returned to the Lenexa Police department for you to be included in the hiring process for the paid internship. Individuals who successfully complete the application will subsequently be contacted via email with further instructions.  We will continue to accept applications through March 31, 2021

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Lenexa strives to treat all employees fairly, with consistency and respect, while providing a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment.  We value and encourage diversity in our workplace.