Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL

  • Internship


    The Student Intern Program provides unpaid academic study-related work assignments that allow students to explore career options in addition to developing personal and professional skills. Working in any of the 4 Districts or specialty areas, this assignment can prepare students for a career with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. 

    The program offers many advantages, including career exploration early in a student's academic studies, exposure to new and emerging occupations/technologies, academic credit for the work performed (this is determined by the academic institution), and work experience that may be considered relevant if the student later applies for permanent employment.

    Steps to Becoming an Intern

    Requirements and Qualifications

    • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment during the upcoming semester or quarter as a diploma/certificate/degree seeking.
    • Obtain an agreement from the institution to participate
    • Maintain a satisfactory academic record of a 2.5 or better cumulative grade point average 

    Background Investigation

    Applicants must pass a background investigation.

    Students may be accepted to the internship program, based on the results of a preliminary background investigation. However, internship is contingent upon satisfactorily completion of the full background.

    Work Schedule

    Students are expected to intern for the required semester credit hours per your school.


    Most assignments are ride-a-longs with the deputies in the Districts but you may also be used in a support role in any of the various assignments. 

    For More Information and How to Apply

    If you have questions, please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Recruitment and Screening Section at (813) 247-0869 and ask for Mary Mitchell, Internship Coordinator mnmitche@hcso.tampa.fl.us.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

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