to become a Correctional or Probation Officer


The Florida Department of Corrections Internship Program is a unique opportunity available to currently enrolled college and university students. These internships are offered on a volunteer basis and provide applicants the chance to get hands on experience and learn about a variety of careers in the Department.



Our interns are placed under the supervision of a correctional professional who works with them to develop a meaningful internship opportunity focused on utilizing the intern’s academic knowledge and skills in a professional work setting.



It is the goal of the Department to offer education, training, and exposure to a variety of careers in the correctional field.



The Florida Department of Corrections is a national pacesetter among government and criminal justice agencies and is committed to evidence-based best-practices in corrections and government service.

To apply, please click here . You will need to include the following documents with your application:

  • “Supplemental Application,” DC2-899;
  • copy of a state issued identification card or valid drivers’ license;
  • cover letter that outlines your goals for internship;
  • resume;
  • two letters of recommendation (one academic letter of recommendation (i.e., professor, advisor, dean, etc.) and one personal letter of recommendation (from a non-relative); and
  • the proposed scheduled for the duration of the internship.

For questions regarding the internship program or the application process, please contact the Internship Coordinator at 850-717-3200 Option 0 orHRAdmin@fdc.myflorida.com.


The Florida Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, and are encouraged to apply.