EOPSS Paid Internship Program 
Mission Statement: 
The EOPSS Paid Internship Program promotes an accessible and equitable pathway, seeking diverse undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a rewarding career in public safety, criminal justice, and homeland security. 
Program Overview: 
The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) is offering an exciting professional work experience for students who are Massachusetts residents enrolled in an institution of higher learning. The paid internship program is an in-person internship within EOPSS agencies to provide students from diverse backgrounds a real-world experience in public service. 
The program is designed to provide students with professional exposure to a variety of public safety-related agencies across the Secretariat, including the Massachusetts State Police, the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab, the Office of Grants and Research, the Massachusetts Parole Board, the Municipal Police Training Committee, the Sex Offender Registry Board, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, the Department of Fire Services, State 911, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the Massachusetts National Guard, and the Massachusetts Department of Correction. 
This program is designed to provide interns with a wide array of public safety and criminal justice policy matters including responsibilities in areas such as: 
  • Legal 
  • Legislative 
  • Boards and Commissions 
  • Human Resources 
  • Communications 
  • Digital 
  • IT 
  • Fiscal and Accounting 
  • Grant Writing 
  • Victim Services Units 
  • Forensics 
Applicant Requirements
  • Be a resident of Massachusetts enrolled in a college or university 
  • Be fully vaccinated
  • Students enrolled in the internship program will be screened for a CORI background check 
Program Summary
The internship program will run from approximately June 8, 2022, through August 2022. Interns will have the option to work full-time or part-time. Students will be compensated based on their educational program level. The application period will open on March 1, 2022. Applications and documents must be submitted here or by email at [email protected] by March 31, 2022. Interviews will be held virtually. 
Application and Documents Checklist
  • Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • One should be from a professional source (professor or previous employer)
  • Response to each of the questions below with an essay of 500 words or less:
    • Why are you interested in state government? 
    • Which agency(s) interests you the most within EOPSS and why? Where would you like to be placed?