About the Program

We are pleased to introduce the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office College Internship Program, an enriching opportunity designed to provide college students with valuable hands-on experience in the law enforcement program. Our program is tailored to offer a comprehensive understanding of the operations and responsibilities within a sheriff’s office, bridging the gap between academic studies and real-world application.

Interns will be immersed in various aspects of law enforcement, including but not limited to patrol operations, criminal investigations, community outreach, and administrative support. This program not only allows students to gain practical experience but also fosters a deeper appreciation for public service and the challenges faced by law enforcement professionals.

This Internship Program is tailored for students who are seeking an education in the following degree areas or similar: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Internal Affairs, Media Relations, or Communications

Key highlights of our internship program include:

  • Mentorship and Guidance: Each intern will be paired with an experienced officer or civilian personnel who will provide mentorship and supervision throughout the program.
  • Hands-On Experience: Interns will have the opportunity to participate in ride alongs, assist with investigations, and contribute to community policing initiatives.
  • Networking Opportunities: Interns will interact with various departments within the sheriff’s office, as well as with community leaders and the public.

When filling out your application...

  • BE TRUTHFUL- ANY false or undisclosed information provided by an applicant may result in automatic disqualification.
  • Valid email addresses for all personal references must be provided.
  • The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is only accepting online applications. If you do not have a computer or one accessible to you, your local library is a great resource for internet and computer usage, or an applicant can come to the Sheriff’s Office and fill out the application. For more information contact Personnel Services at 904.209.2140 or via email at
  • Applicants will be notified by email of their progress through the application process. Please check your email frequently and add our name to your safe senders list to avoid being considered junk mail.
  • The selection process with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is very detailed and lengthy and is subject to position availability.

Please read the online application questions carefully. Your Application will not be accepted or processed unless all required fields are filled in completely.


  • Must be at least 16 years-old
  • Have a 2.7 GPA
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is a Drug Free Workplace, Veterans' Preference and an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, religion or any other legally protected status.