Sheriff's Office Internship Program (S.O.I.P.)

Students considered for the Clayton County Sheriff's Office (S.O.I.P.) Internship Program must be in good academic standing with their respective college or university. Students interested in an unpaid internship must have the College Internship Coordinator write a letter of introduction which must include at least two preferred area of the Sheriff's Office to serve as the internship (courts, jail, civil/warrant service, community relations), the exact time frame and number of hours the intern wishes to serve each week, and the number of credits the student expects to earn.

Interns must be willing to work a minimum of 25 hours per week and must earn college credit while participating in the program. All applicants are required to successfully pass a background investigation. In order to be considered for the Clayton County Sheriff's Office Internship Program, the following must be completed and submitted:

- Letter from the student indicating why they want to intern with CCSO;

- Clayton County Sheriff's Office Internship Application found here.

- Clayton County Sheriff's Office Authorization for Release of Personal Information, found in the application above.

- Liability Waiver.

It is the responsibility of the student to advise the Internship Section of any change of address, telephone number, or withdrawal from the program at any time during the semester. The deadlines for submitting intern applications are as follows: 

- Spring Semester September 30

- Summer Semester March 31

- Fall Semester June 30

If the application packet is not complete or not received by the Internship Section by the deadline, it may prevent the student from being considered for an internship.

 After applications are received, students are tentatively placed pending a thorough background investigation which may occasionally be delayed. Students should remain in contact with the College Intern Coordinator and should not report to the proposed work site until receiving confirmation from the Clayton County Sheriff's Office.

Please call the Recruitment Section at 678-479-5350, or email us at , if you have any questions or need additional information. The Clayton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The completed internship application should be either emailed to or sent to the following address: (Please do not fold the application or copy double sided)

Community Relations Unit

Clayton County Sheriff's Office

9157 Tara Blvd.

Jonesboro, GA 30236