Interns Visit National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
On Wednesday, April 11th, interns from INTERPOL Washington—the U.S. National Central Bureau—visited the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. NCMEC has centers in Florida, New York, Texas, and California. INTERPOL Washington has been in partnership with NCMEC for approximately 20 years. NCMEC provides leads and information about child sexual exploitation and abuse to law enforcement officials via INTERPOL’s I-24/7 secure messaging system. The I-24/7 system quickly disseminates information and leads shared from NCMEC’s CyberTipline to domestic and international investigative law enforcement agencies for potential action.
During the visit, the Spring intern class of 2018 heard from speakers who discussed the units within NCMEC and the support services NCMEC provides to families when a child goes missing whether domestically or internationally. The interns also learned about the various partner organizations that assist in disseminating photos of missing children across the United States.
Internships at INTERPOL Washington offer in-depth insight about the criminal justice system at the domestic and global levels, transnational crime, and law enforcement. Interns are placed within critical mission areas and also receive opportunities to take field trips to nearby law enforcement facilities and training sites. To learn more about internships at INTERPOL Washington, please visit our website.