Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500

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Internship Opportunities

The Portsmouth Police Department is currently accepting applications for Internship opportunities for the Fall and Spring semesters of the 2016/2017 school year.


The Portsmouth Police Department has a very active and involved internship program. We have had students from as far away as New York intern with the Portsmouth Police within the past few years. Generally we limit the number of interns to two for each quarter or school semester. We do have off semester interships as well (during the summer). Several of our interns have found their career with us as Police Officers following their graduation.

Our interns are a part of the Portsmouth Police family. We will expose you to the area of City law enforcement based upon your interests. We can partner you up with detectives, K-9 handlers, SWAT team operators, street cop ride alongs, crime lab tour, DWI checkpoints, etc. We would expect the intern to assist us with some clerical projects such as crime analysis research, photocopying, and general filing. We have been told by many interns that we offer the BEST internship in the area.

Our interns have to pass a background investigation and sign confidentiality and non disclosure agreements in order to participate. The first step for you is to provide an updated resume along with an E-mail confirmation from the College or University Department Head approving of your participation with the internship. The mailing and e-mail address for the resume and Department Head confirmation is:

Lieutenant Christian Cummings
Portsmouth NH Police Department
3 Junkins Ave
Portsmouth, NH
603 610-7508

Once these have been received, I will then contact you to advise you of the availability and/or to arrange for an in person interview.

 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500