Volunteer and Internship Opportunities - Denver Police Department, CO

August 27, 2019

Denver Police Department,CO

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities


About Us

The Denver Police Department (DPD) - Volunteers In Police Services (VIPS) is now accepting applications for unpaid Internships and Volunteers within the DPD.


Working with a task or field supervisor, volunteers and interns will have the opportunity to learn and gain a better understanding of the Law Enforcement Field by participating and getting hands on experience assisting in these various areas: Training Scenario Role Playing, Administrative/clerical support,  Victim Advocacy Support Services, Chaplaincy, Translation, Social Media, Information Desk Help, COP Shops, Fingerprinting. 



About Our Job



Volunteer: Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding way to spend your time while enriching the lives of others.  We have a wide variety of opportunities that are flexible on your schedule and time.   We recruit for volunteers based on openings for specific positions and we aim to match your skills and experience with the best fit from our variety of opportunities.



Internship:   The Internship is intended for college students who are exploring career fields and/or whose degree requires an internship and is recommended for participants in the study areas of Public Service, Criminal Justice, Marketing, Legal, Human Services, Communications, Non-Profit Management.



Previously, the Denver Police Department has placed Interns in the following positions:

Day In The Life Of an Officer - for students who are looking to become Law Enforcement Officers

  • Civilian Role in Law Enforcement  for students looking to work in a Law Enforcement agency in a civilian capacity, not sworn
  • Video Production  for students who are majoring in media production, journalism, broadcast
  • Civil Liabilities Section  for students who are seeking their paralegal certificate
  • Non-Profit Management  for students who are seeking their degree in non-profit management, business administration, and other related programs 



About You



Required Qualifications:

Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum 30 hours in one calendar year
  • Interns must be receiveing school credit



About Everything Else



Application Instructions:  

All interested volunteers and interns should apply by going to the following link http://www.denvergov.org/dpdvip  or search open positions at the City and County of Denver's Job Website: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-human-resources/selection-process.html - and click "search jobs" 



In addition to completing the application, Volunteers and Interns MUST attach the following to their application:

Copy of driver's license

  • Resume
  • INTERNS ONLY: Copy of Transcripts  must have minimum 2.5 GPA
  • INTERNS ONLY: Cover Letter highlighting three learning objectives
  • INTERNS ONLY: Syllabus for Internship Course  Students MUST be receiving school credit     


Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
October 25, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.