The Internship Program was created in 2012 and the first college intern began at the Walton County Sheriff's Office in Fall 2012. In 2013, the Sheriff's Office had three interns, in addition to four students from Northwest Florida State College who photographed and took video of the agency for college credit. The photographs and video are utilized today by the Sheriff's Office for public relation purposes and social media. The program is open to college students looking to fulfil credit hours toward their respective internship programs at their college/university. Students are given an opportunity to see how a law enforcement agency works, from the administrative aspects of running a business to the day to day operations of law enforcement officers. Those interested in completing an internship with the Walton County Sheriff's Office may contact Human Resources or Lieutenant Artie Rodriguez, Intern Coordinator at (850) 892-8186 for more information.