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

The Community Advancing Public Safety [CAPS] website is the portal for internships in these agencies.  Internships are unpaid and for academic credit, upon approval.

If you are not seeking academic credit, please exit this application and visit the Volunteer Application tab on this web site.

Qualifications for internship application:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • No felony convictions
  • Approved for internship by academic institution faculty advisor


Fields containing an asterisk ( * ) are REQUIRED in order that the application is submitted to CAPS. If required fields are incomplete, the application will be rejected and will require resubmittal in order to be processed. (The term “not applicable” (N/A) is an acceptable response for these fields.)

It is CAPS procedure to perform checks (record and reference) 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 marijuana within 18 months from the date of application submission will not be 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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Please check one:*
First Name:*
Middle Name:*
Last Name:*

List name as printed on official identification.

Married Names:*
Maiden Name:*
Home Phone:*
E-mail Address:*
Mobile Phone:
Current Employer:
Former or Current Military:*
Describe your duties on your current or most recent job:
List special skills, training, foreign languages, medical training, or computer skills you possess:
Please list any previous or present volunteer experiences:
Are you actively seeking employment?*


Number of hours per week:*
ER Contact Name:
ER contact info:*
Dept. Requested for Internship:*
College Name and State:*
College Degree Program:*
Name and Phone number of Faculty Advisor:*
Number of hours requested in internship:*

Time frame for internship:

Planned Graduation Date:*
How did you hear about CAPS?