Internship Program

The Watertown Police Department internship program seeks out candidates to assist with administrative, technological, and training duties. College and university students interested in an internship with the Watertown Police Department should send a resume and cover letter to:

Sergeant George A. Demos
Watertown Police Department
552 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Cover Letters

Your Cover Letter Should Include at Least the Following:

  • College or university presently attending
  • Available start date and end date
  • Hours and days or availability
  • Goals and reason for seeking the internship

Past Interns

Past Interns Have Come From:

  • Boston College
  • Northeastern University
  • Simmons College
  • University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • Westfield State University

3 Current Watertown Police officers began their careers as interns with us.

Internship Details

The Watertown Police Department hires for two positions per internship period.

Duties

(Note: this is not an exhaustive list)

  • Assist in developing training materials for officers
  • Create digital media
  • Data entry
  • Various computer-oriented projects and administrative duties

Salary

Internships with the Watertown Police Department are without remuneration.

Schedule

The schedule would be any available days between Monday and Friday, excluding holidays during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The intern's work hours consist of either 4 or 6 hour blocks. Hours are flexible, but we ultimately defer to college or university requirements if the internship is for class credit.

Skills

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and general personal computer knowledge and skills are not required, but are helpful. Training in our records system or other internal software will be provided, depending on the work assignment. The intern needs to be able to operate in an office setting and have good teamwork and communication skills.

Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age, must have a valid driver’s license or state identification (for identity verification purposes), and no felony convictions.  A background check will be performed.