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FDLE Internship Program

The mission of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is to promote public safety and strengthen domestic security by providing services in partnership with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies; to prevent, investigate, and solve crimes while protecting Florida citizen’s and visitors. FDLE employs more than 1,900 members statewide – either at headquarters or in one of seven regional operations centers (ROCs).  Services are delivered by five key areas: Executive Direction and Business Support; Investigations and Forensic Science, Florida Capitol Police, Criminal Justice Information Services; and Criminal Justice Professionalism.

For additional information about FDLE, please visit our About Us section.

Types of Internships

FDLE offers a structured Internship Program to college seniors and graduate students who are enrolled in school during the semester of potential internship and are not on any type of academic probation or warning. The internship must be to earn college credit.  To view the available FDLE internships and their descriptions, select a location on the map below. Information regarding each division and the responsibilities of its interns is provided.

NOTE: Some internships are only offered in specific areas.

Background Check

FDLE requires an extensive background process of all recommended applicants. The elements of a background include: financial credit check, criminal history of applicant and applicant’s immediate family or roommates, personal references, employment verifications, drug screen and fingerprinting. This information will be utilized to make the final hiring decision.

 Miami Regional Operations Center Fort Myers Regional Operations Center Orlando Regional Operations Center Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center Jacksonville Regional Operations Center Tallahassee Regional Operations Center Pensacola Regional Operations Center
Application Submission Deadlines
Summer Term - February 1
Fall Term - May 1
Spring Term - September 1

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency’s hiring authority. Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.