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). 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 mission areas:
- Violent Crimes
- Economic Crimes
- State and Local Liaison
- INTERPOL Operations and Command Center
- French/Spanish translation skills preferred
- Human Trafficking and Child Protection
- Office of the Director
- Exceptional writing skills
- Office of the Chief Information Officer
- Technical skills in Application Development, Data Management/Architecture, Systems Architecture and Management, Information Security, IT-Business Analysis, and Help Desk Management. Part Time Opportunities available.
- Executive Office
- Budget and Finance
- Seeking applicants with strong analytical abilities and spreadsheet/database skills
- 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 reside in the United States for three of the last five years
- 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.
- For the January 13, 2020 – June 12, 2020 Term: Application is due September 20, 2019
- For the July 20, 2020 – December 11, 2020 Term: Application is due February 14, 2020
Please submit the complete application to the following address:
Attention: Intern Liaison
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 background check. Offers of internships are not final until the applicants successfully complete both procedures.