Internship/Mentorship

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Internship

The Carver County Sheriff's Office offers an internship program to individuals interested in learning about the law enforcement field.

The intern works closely with the training and community relations units.  The intern may be utilized as a "role player" for training scenarios.  The intern will also be allowed to participate or observe the training activities within the Sheriff's Office.  In the past, interns have been active with baton training, scenario training, firearms training, use of force training, chemical aerosol training, tactical training, etc.

Depending on the interests of the intern, the intern may work with several other divisions within Carver County.  Interns have the option of working with the Courts, County Attorney, Investigation, Tactical Team, Drug Recognition Expert and other divisions.  The intern is assigned projects and duties depending on the division they are working in.

Please complete the Carver County application to be considered. Mail to: Lieutenant of Support Services, 606 East Fourth Street, Chaska, MN 55318-2102. 

If the applicant meets the minimum requirements (listed below), a background and interview will be completed. If applicant is approved, a schedule will be created based on the intern's interests and availability.

Requirements:

  • A valid MN drivers license
  • Priority given to resident of close proximity
  • Preference to academic related
  • Successful completion of background
  • Responsible and reputable character
  • Ability to commit to at least 5 hours of a scheduled day

Mentorship

The Carver County Sheriff's Office works in conjunction with Watertown High School and the Carver Scott Cooperative to offer a mentorship program aimed at individuals under the age of 18 who are interested in law enforcement.  The mentorship program is offered annually from October to May.  Students who participate in the program spend ten hours each week with the Sheriff's Office.  During the program, students complete a project for school on the topic of their choice.  Past mentorship projects have included papers on DNA, Tasers and use of force. 

For more information, please contact the Lieutenant of Support Services at 952-361-1212.