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College Internship Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in our Criminal Justice Internship.  We are always accepting applications from Interested Students.  Please click on and review our other employment opportunities with our juvenile and adult detention facilities.  

Currently, our criminal justice internship is offered within our Criminal Investigation Division (CID).  The CID is the investigative unit of the Jefferson County's Sheriff’s Office (JCSO).  The division consists of one part-time and seven full-time Criminal Investigators, one full-time Evidence Coordinator, one full-time support staff person, whose salary and benefits is paid by the JCSO.

Criminal Investigators are all sworn deputy sheriff’s certified by Arkansas Commission On Law Enforcement Standards And Training (CLEST). The Deputies have full arrest powers, will investigate all violations of the Arkansas law and respond to incidents twenty-four hours a day, if necessary.  Our investigative staff has combined law enforcement experience of over 250 years.

The Division investigates all criminal offenses that occur at Jefferson County owned or operated facilities including the County Adult/Juvenile Detention Facilities.  CID Criminal Investigators also actively investigate criminal activity that occurs at locations in Jefferson County and often shares jurisdiction with local and State Police as well as federal agencies such as the DEA, FBI and USMS.

The CID investigates an overwhelming number of cases per year, with an ever-increasing demand on the staff because of the office's investigative ability and neutrality.  The CID also coordinates and participates in various law enforcement task forces and initiatives in Jefferson County as outlined below:

  1. Drug Task Force
  2. Special Response Team
  3. DUI Enforcement
  4. Dead Beat Mom & Dad
  5. Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force
  6. United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force

As an intern for the JCSO CID, you have an opportunity to correspond with investigators on local developing cases and aid with information gathering.  During the course of you internship, you will have gained first-hand knowledge of the various crimes investigated by the division. 

Student Internship Applicants who appear to meet the required selection criteria and most closely match the requirements of the position will be advised in due course. 

Interested persons should click HERE to download our intership application.  Fill the application out on your computer, print the completed application out, sign it, have it notarized and then turn it in to Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. at our main office located within the Jefferson County Circuit Courthouse at 101 E. Barraque Street, Suite 112 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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