Protecting the lives, property, and constitutional rights of people in Idaho since 1919.

Internships with the Idaho State Police


The Idaho State Police has many opportunities for students interested in law enforcement careers.

Below is the list of criteria required for ISP internship consideration:

•  Students must be willing to work in an un-paid internship.

•  Students must speak to an Idaho State Police Manager or Supervisor who agrees to sponsor them during the internship.

•  Students must pass a complete background and polygraph examination to include fingerprinting and compliance with the ISP drug policy prior to acceptance.

You may view the ISP drug policy at:

Please submit the following for consideration into the ISP internship program:

•  School advisor contact information.

•  Student contact information.

•  Copies of transcripts from institutions the student has attended.

•  Letter of intent including the internship criteria desired and what goals the student wants to achieve.

•  Letter of recommendation from the department head or a professor of the student's declared major.

•  Name of the Idaho State Police sponsor.

After we receive all application information, the student will be notified of approval and the background check process will begin. Due to the depth of the ISP background check, it can take 60-90 days to complete.  After successful completion of the background check, the student is again notified and scheduled to begin the internship.

Please forward all application information to me at the address below. Feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance.


Michelle George

Human Resource Specialist, Senior

Idaho State Police

700 S. Stratford Dr.

Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: 208-884-7019

Fax: 208-884-7087

Idaho State Police Headquarters
700 S. Stratford Drive, Meridian, ID 83642