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Intelligence Operations Center Intern

***Accepting Applications to fill TWO openings for a two semester, Fall 2024/Spring2025 internship opportunity***

The Michigan State Police (MSP) department provides 24-hour statewide quality police service for the safety and protection of the people and their property in the state of Michigan.  Its primary responsibilities are to reduce the opportunities for crime, to reduce traffic accidents through diligent and fair enforcement of the laws of the state and to act as the first responder to any citizen's needs that can be addressed through the resources of the criminal justice system.

 The Michigan State Police are looking for a student intern to work in their Michigan Intelligence Operations Center (MIOC) as an Intelligence Operations Center intern.   The Student Intern bolsters the mission of the Michigan State Police by serving as the resource for the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center through assisting federal, state, and local agencies with ongoing criminal investigations. Student Interns conduct open-source research and law enforcement sensitive research and perform special assignments, which is crucial to the assistance of the strategic and tactical intelligence analysts.  
 Intern Responsibilities/Projects include:

  • Review policy /procedures of the MSP and the MIOC
  • Assist federal, state, local, and other agencies with ongoing criminal investigations
  • Conduct data entry projects
  • Conduct open-source research
  • Work in various law enforcement databases
  • Attend meetings and training as directed
  • Perform special assignments as directed

The Michigan State Police is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace that accepts, respects, and values the unique contributions of everyone.  We are actively looking for individuals who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, and who reflect the communities we serve.  Our members are expected to perform their tasks and duties in a bias-free manner, ensuring all persons are treated with dignity, fairness, and respect.  Join us as we help build a Michigan where everyone feels safe and secure. 


Required Education and Experience

Students must be enrolled in a college or university with a major/minor in Criminal Justice or Intelligence studies or a related field. Applicants are also required to be, at a minimum, in their third year of academic studies.  
 Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Basic understanding of criminal justice system
  • Must pass background check/fingerprint screening (MSP cost)
  • Commit 9-18 hours weekly in accordance with academic requirements
  • Ability to work as a team and independently
  • Self-starter who displays initiative and possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic understanding of different social media platforms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel

Selected applicants must be willing to commute to MSP Headquarters in Dimondale, MI.  Internship hours are available on Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of  8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Additional Requirements and Information

Please attach a cover letter, current résumé, and transcripts.  Your cover letter must include answers to the following questions.

  1. What qualities or attributes will you bring to the Michigan State Police?
  2. What are your career interests, goals, and plans? Please be specific.
  3. What do you expect to gain from this internship experience?

Please upload the forms to the attachment section of your application along with your resume, cover letter, college transcripts and Internship application.  This form will be required to be considered for an interview.  Please click on the link to the form located on the job posting.  

Official Transcripts:  
As part of the application process, please upload an unofficial or official copy as an attachment. If offered an internship opportunity with the State of Michigan an official copy will be requested. 

With questions or for more information about the State of Michigan Internship Program, please visit:   State of Michigan Internship Program Overview.