Co-Op Internship Program

All DESPP interns must follow the same guidance as DESPP employees and be compliant with Governor Ned Lamont's executive orders (Executive Order Nos. 13F and 13G and amendment).  Please know that any new state employee/DESPP intern does not have a weekly testing option, and must be fully vaccinated.

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The Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection (DESPP) is looking for college students in the areas of: Criminal Justice, Accounting, Communications, Information Technology, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Fire Prevention and Control, Emergency Telecommunications, and other Law Enforcement areas, for research and special assignments.  The co-op internship position is non-paid and is permitted to college students who are required to receive college credit upon completion of the internship assignment.  All internship applicants are subject to a background investigation including a criminal state and federal check. Selection for internship is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.  In addition, all DESPP interns shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3b) and its amendment.

See below to apply:

Students interested in applying for an internship in the Scientific Services field (Computer Crime and Electronic Evidence Laboratory, Forensic Science Laboratory, Toxicology and Controlled Substances Laboratory) please see below to apply: