Anticipated Program Start Date
- January 15, 2024
- All application materials must be received by June 30, 2023.
Eligibility & Criteria
- Enrolled full-time in an accredited bachelor’s program
- Completed a minimum of 85 semester credits (or 127 quarter credits) at the time of application
- At least a 2.5 overall GPA
- Proof of Honolulu Police Department (HPD) recruit application submission*
*Submitted only after accepting offer of internship but no later than a week prior to the start of the internship. In addition, the intern must be 20 years of age at the time of HPD recruit application submission – a minimum requirement for an HPD recruit applicant.
Step 1: Submit The Following Application Materials by Application Deadline (i.e., June 30, 2023)
Complete the Pathways Internship Program application (link above) and email to [email protected]
- Unofficial Transcripts From Each Institution Attended
Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended shall be sent to HPD. Unofficial transcripts can be sent electronically to [email protected].
- Academic Reference Evaluation Form
Applicants will be asked to provide the contact information of an academic reference (i.e., current/previous professor, instructor, or advisor) in the Pathways Internship Program application. The academic reference should be able to evaluate the applicant’s team compatibility, critical thinking, communication skills, etc. The academic reference will receive an email inviting them to complete a short evaluation on the applicant’s behalf.
Step 2: Interview
Applications and associated materials will be reviewed. If the admissions decision is positive, an interview will be scheduled with the applicant. The interview is a required step in the application process and is by invitation only. Nevertheless, an invitation to interview does not guarantee admission into the internship program.
Step 3: Personal History Statement (PHS) / Background Investigation / Fingerprinting
Applicants who successfully pass the interview will be given access to their online PHS. Applicants will have ten (10) days to submit an accurate and complete PHS. The completed PHS will then be assigned to a detective who will conduct a background investigation. Applicants will also need to report to the HPD Career Center (925 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 166, Honolulu, HI 96817) for fingerprinting (by appointment only).
Step 4: Offer of Internship
If an applicant meets department standards, they will be issued an offer of internship. The offer of internship will be sent via email and applicants will have 48 hours to accept the offer by replying to the offer of internship email in the affirmative.
Step 5: Submit Proof of HPD Recruit Application Submission
After accepting the offer, the applicant will have until a week prior to the start of the internship to satisfy the last eligibility requirement for admission into the program: submitting proof of HPD recruit application submission.* You can access the recruit application by selecting the appropriate link below:
Apply as On-Island Applicant (Oahu Resident)
* When a recruit application is submitted, the GovernmentJobs system will send a confirmation email. Simply forward/send the confirmation email to [email protected].
Contact [email protected].