Victoria Police internship programs

Work placement for refugees, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students or those living with disability.

Victoria Police offers several paid internship programs for students. They can help build your experience working in an environment that supports the Victorian community.

Our programs support diversity and inclusion at Victoria Police. They attract diverse talent and support alternative ways of getting into employment.  

About Victoria Police internship programs

Our internship programs offer a chance to work in different departments such as:

  • legal services 
  • forensics 
  • finance
  • IT
  • media
  • human resources
  • policy development
  • Crime Command
  • capability development
  • and more!

Each program has different eligibility requirements and length of employment. The type of positions available vary for each intake of each year.

Students can follow the pathway to entry levels positions as a:

  • Victorian Public Service (VPS) employee
  • police officer
  • protective services officer (PSO) or
  • protective custody officer (PCO)

Barring Djinang Internship Program (CareerTrackers)

The Barring Djinang Internship is a program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates. It offers university students paid work experience in the public sector.

This program is an initiative of Barring Djinang employment strategy for the Victorian public sector. The Victorian Public Section Commission (VPSC) manages this program. 

The VPSC work with CareerTrackers to place students in internships with Victoria Police. Victoria Police notify the VPSC of available positions at each intake.


Refugee and asylum seeker internship program

The refugee and asylum seeker program is a paid internship program. If you are a university student of refugee or asylum seeker status, we can match you with roles in Victoria Police.

This internship can work for you if your degree doesn't require a mandatory work placement.

The program is run in partnership with the Victorian Public Sector Commission and CareerSeekers.

Stepping Into program (disability pathway)

The Stepping Into program is a paid internship scheme. It matches university students living with a disability with roles in Victoria Police.

This program is run by the Australian Network on Disability. It gives students an opportunity to gain work experience whilst studying.

You will work at a Victoria Police office location, usually at our head office in Melbourne CBD. It can also be at another Victoria Police office location throughout the state. 

There are different positions available for each intake. You will take part in a range of tasks and projects and get a supervisor and a buddy.