Police interns are non-paid students who perform a wide variety of support-related functions within the Police Department.  The Springfield Police Department has a structured 150-hour Internship course.  The course incorporates job shadowing different areas of the Springfield Police Department such as detectives, training, community services, and patrol.  The Internship will also help the intern prepare themselves with resume building, interview skills, and public speaking. 

Requirements for an Internship position are the following:

  • Permanent Resident or U.S. Citizen
  • Have 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university OR 30 semester hours from an accredited college or university plus three years of experience as a Springfield Police Cadet.
  • Do not have a pending indictment of any felony, serious misdemeanor, or driving while intoxicated within the last three years.
  • Has not used marijuana illegally in the past twelve months or any other type of controlled substance illegally within the last three years.

To apply for an Internship position, complete the Internship Application.  The deadline for Spring 2021 Internship applications is October 16, 2020.


Once you have completed the application, please mail or email it to the Volunteer Coordinator, Officer Greg Young.  Once the application has been processed, an oral interview and background investigation may follow.  A limited amount of Internships are accepted due to the volume of applications the Springfield Police Department receives. 

If you have questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 417-864-1351 or at

  1. Young, Greg

    Officer Greg Young

    Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone: 417-864-1351