The LEOTC Internship Program

**Applications for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 class are now closed.  The application deadline was 5pm on Friday, March 31, 2017
See the application links on the left banner for more information about this internship for future semesters.**
The Law Enforcement Officer Training Corps (LEOTC) Program was developed cooperatively by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the University of Central Florida Department of Criminal Justice to recruit, train, and potentially hire graduates of the university interested in law enforcement positions.  The program is designed to begin training students while still enrolled at UCF by completing internship hours with various divisions within the Sheriff’s Office.  Students who successfully complete the internship and application process may then be selected to attend the Criminal Justice Institute at Valencia Community College immediately after receiving their Bachelor’s Degree from UCF.   If the academy is successfully completed, the cadet is sworn-in as either a full-time Deputy Sheriff, or reserve Deputy Sheriff, depending on the availability of positions within the agency.

This is a two-semester internship, and students who apply must be qualified to complete internship credits through UCF's Department of Criminal Justice.  Students who apply by the deadline listed above will be considered for the following fall AND spring semesters.  Students earn 3 credits each of the two semesters for this program, for a total of six credit hours. 

The LEOTC program provides internship opportunities in a premier central Florida law enforcement agency to outstanding students at UCF during their senior year.  At the completion of the internship program, cadets may be given the opportunity to advance their career by attending a law enforcement academy.  Cadets spend two to three weeks in each of the following seven divisions of the Sheriff’s Office during their internship:


• Field Services (Patrol)

• Communications Center

• Criminal Investigations

• Specialized Patrol (Agriculture, Marine Patrol, DUI/Traffic Unit, etc.)

• Court Services

• Community Policing

• Evidence


Please see the sub-pages of this site for more information and an application!