Internships

 
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An internship with INTERPOL Washington offers insight into the growing nexus of transnational crime as well as law enforcement in the United States and around the world. Interns may receive the following opportunities:

  • Exposure to a wide variety of law enforcement partners, including law enforcement detailees onsite from agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and both its domestic and international scope, impact, and mechanisms
  • Awareness of issues affecting international criminal investigations
  • Ability to analyze and summarize complex criminal activities
  • Expansion of network for future job opportunities, including mentorship from active law enforcement officers and INTERPOL Washington personnel
  • Attendance of field trips to nearby law enforcement headquarters and training sites

At this time, INTERPOL Washington offers full-time, nonpaid internships for six-month cycles (January-June; July-December). Part-time positions may be considered on an individual basis as determined by the needs of the organization. Upon request, INTERPOL Washington may coordinate with educational institutions to receive college credit. INTERPOL Washington will not provide housing.

Interns will be assigned to one of INTERPOL Washington's divisions:

  • Alien/Fugitive Division
  • Drug Division
  • Violent Crimes Division
  • Counterterrorism Division
  • Economic Crimes Division
  • State and Local Liaison Division
  • INTERPOL Operations and Command Center
    • French/Spanish translation skills preferred
  • Human Trafficking and Child Protection Division
  • Office of the Director
    • Exceptional writing skills preferred
  • Office of General Counsel
    • Law students only
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer
    • Computer science or related majors only
  • Executive Office
    • Administration
    • Budget and Finance
      • Seeking applicants with strong analytical abilities and spreadsheet/database skills
    • Compliance
      • High organizational skills and great attention to detail preferred
    • Public and Congressional Affairs
      • Writing skills, digital media, and/or congressional background preferred

Requirements for Consideration:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Third- and Fourth-year college student preferred

To apply for a six-month internship, please submit a cover letter identifying your top three choices for divisional placement, a resume, and a short writing sample by one of the deadlines below.

Submission Deadlines

  • July-December 2014 Term: February 7, 2014
  • January-June 2015 Term: September 12, 2014

Please submit the complete application to the following address:

Attention: Intern Liaison
INTERPOL Washington
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Applications submitted via the internet will not be considered.

INTERPOL Washington extends internships which are contingent on the passing of a drug test and security clearance. Offers of internships are not final until the applicants successfully complete both procedures.