The Dane County Sheriff’s Office offers a Criminal Justice Internship all year round, during Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer semesters.
Our CJ Internship Program is targeted to students in law enforcement related fields of study who are considering a career in law enforcement.
The goal of the CJ Internship Program is to allow interns the opportunity to see, first-hand, what it takes to be a Dane County Deputy, the duties that we perform and how we interact with other criminal justice/public safety organizations.
Interns will be assigned to as many different areas of our agency as possible and on all shifts: Jail, Patrol, Investigative Services Bureau, Community Deputy, Court Services, Civil Process, Civil Executions, Jail Diversion and more! Most interns are also able to experience and participate with our many special teams: Tactical Response Team, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Hostage Negotiations Team and K-9 Unit, to name a few.
Opportunities my also exist for interns to assist with or attend training and experience our collaboration with other agencies: Dispatch, Juvenile Reception Center, Medical Examiner’s Office, etc.
This is an unpaid internship.
We are looking for students who are self-motivated, can work independently and with others, are able to take direction, think outside the box, are consistent, have a positive attitude and enjoy helping others. Criminal Justice interns may interact one-on-one and/or with large groups of inmates. You may also have a lot of contact and interaction with members of the public and other Sheriff’s Office staff.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Dane County Sheriff's Office will not be holding Summer 2021 internships. If you have additional questions or concerns about the internship opportunities at the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, please contact the Internship Coordinator, Lt. Alecia Rauch at (608) 284-6166 or Rauch@danesheriff.com