Welcome Students! Thank you for your interest in intern opportunities with the Colorado Springs Police and Fire Departments and Office of Emergency Management [OEM].

CAPS’ website is the portal for internships in these departments.  Internships are unpaid and for academic credit, upon approval.

If you are not seeking academic credit, please visit the Volunteer Application tab on this website.

Qualifications for internship application:

  • 18 years or older
  • No felony convictions
  • Applicants may not have used any drugs to include recreational marijuana and/or medical marijuana in the past 18 months. You also can not have used any illegal drug within the past 3 years (including LSD, heroin, cocaine, PCP, mushrooms/Psilocybin, amphetamines, inhalants, steroids, etc.)
  • Approved for internship by academic institution faculty advisor


Fields containing an asterisk ( * ) are REQUIRED. If required fields are incomplete, the application will be rejected.  The term “not applicable” (N/A) is an acceptable response for these fields.

It is CAPS procedure to perform criminal background checks on all applicants due to the nature and sensitivity of the work.  Additionally, the successful completion of a polygraph examination is a qualification to work in certain units or programs as assigned.

NOTE:  Applicants who have used drugs, to include marijuana and/or medical marijuana within 18 months from the date of application submission are NOT eligible to volunteer in the CAPS program. By submitting this application, you are agreeing to the above screening procedures and to adhere to the policies and procedures of CAPS and the City of Colorado Springs which include the confidentiality of information.

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  • Name

  • List name as printed on official identification

  • Contact Info

  • Current Employer (If applicable)

  • Availability

  • In Case of Emergency

  • Additional Information

  • Time frame for Internship

  • Date when you are to available to start.

  • Date when you are to finish.

  • Survey

  • By checking this box I understand CAPS requirements for applications