Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) 2024

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department’s

2024 Summer Enrichment Program

Applications deadline: Friday, May 10th, 2024


Launched in 2014, the Summer Enrichment Program provides young people with the opportunity to begin an internship with one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country, and one of the largest in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts while working alongside established career professionals in the world of law enforcement. Participants will gain insight into the world of law enforcement through job shadowing, weekly presentations by members of law enforcement, roundtable discussions, law enforcement related field trips, and educational tours.

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Summer Enrichment Program is a seven-week program that begins on Monday, July 8th and ends on Friday, August 23rd. The program invites up to twenty participants, selected from a group of high school students, to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department to learn about careers in law enforcement.

Participants will work 32 hours per-week, Monday through Friday. During each week of the internship, members will participate in “meet and greets” with members of the law enforcement community and will receive academic classes that include financial literacy, civics, American Government, defensive tactics, etc. Interns will be compensated at a rate of $18.00 per-hour.

At the conclusion of the program, all participants will have completed and received their CPR Certification in addition to a Certificate of Completion from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. By the end of their participation, members of the program will have not only gained insight into the world of law enforcement and met a variety of notable law enforcement officials, but they also will have gained transferable job skills that they can utilize later on in their careers.

For employment, applicants must: participate in a competitive interview process, complete the written application, submit a CORI form, pass a drug test, complete a physical examination from their doctor, possess a valid picture ID (school ID, passport or driver’s license) and have a current savings or checking account. Ideal applicants will be mature and professional, and have an interest in some aspect of law enforcement. Applicants will be notified of the Department’s hiring decision by telephone.

Once admitted, applicants will receive two Department-issued polo shirts and be required to wear one of them with khaki pants for the duration of the program. Applications are available online at,

Deadline for applying is May 10, 2024.

For more information, please contact Nadia Lovinsky at (617) 704-6656 or