Internship Program

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Personnel Specialist: Lieutenant Joe Bickel 
Phone:
(317) 571-2745 
E-Mail: jbickel@carmel.in.gov

We are proud to join efforts with area universities and colleges to offer the opportunity of internship experiences. Our non-paid internships offer students an opportunity to observe and work in all divisions of our Department. The objective of this program is to provide a meaningful learning and work experience and to provide an opportunity to assess the police profession first hand. Typical experiences may include: Juvenile Investigations, Adult Investigations, Crime Scene Unit activities, Traffic Enforcement, Patrol, Communications and Special Investigations (Vice and Narcotics).

It is hard to predict specific experiences that interns receive. Internships are typically composed of 80% observation and 20% actual work. Observation experiences for interns have included a wide variety of police work from autopsies to major crime scenes and some have observed our Emergency Response Team up close by portraying a hostage during their training exercises. It is our intention to provide a comprehensive learning experience. However, we cannot guarantee the exact experiences you will receive due to the nature of police activities and the unpredictability of criminal activity.

An internship with the Carmel Police Department will be a very rich and rewarding experience. We hope to provide students with an opportunity to be actual participants and observers in the day-to-day operations of a law enforcement agency. Interns will have the opportunity to compare and contrast academic teachings to real-life situations.

If you are interested in participating in our college student internship program, please complete the internship application.

We are currently accepting applications.

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