Internships with the Arlington County Police Department are designed to give students an opportunity to learn from professionals through real world experience. Each of the internships offered are in different designated and specialized departments, which allows students to gain knowledge within their desired field. A list of Arlington County Police Department internship opportunities are below:
This position is located in the Criminal Investigations Division: Homicide/Robbery Unit. The purpose of the Investigative Assistant Intern is to provide direct assistance to the detectives in the Homicide/Robbery Unit, Burglary/Larceny Unit, Special Victims Unit and the General Assignment Unit.
Interns will be directly involved interviewing victims and witnesses in a variety of cases such as assaults, threats, missing persons, domestic assaults, larcenies and other property crimes. The intern will be provided with orientation and guidance on how to conduct these interviews and work on each case with the assigned detective. This internship will acquaint the student with the investigative process by actually being a part of the investigations. Interns will conduct interviews, document statements and provide input to the detectives on disposition of cases. The intern’s work may lead to identifying suspects to be prosecuted.
Interns accepted for this assignment will complete the process with true investigative experience. The intern will develop strategies and make recommendations to the Detective and the intern will work closely with the Detectives throughout the investigative process. The Detectives will involve the intern in all phases of the investigation and treat them as colleagues.
Background Investigations Internship
This position is located in the Human Resources Management Section; recruitment and applicant processing. The purpose of the Background Investigations & Recruiting Intern is to provide direct assistance to the detectives in the Unit in processing and investigating potential police applicants. The intern would also have an opportunity to assist the HR sergeant with developing digital marketing and advertisement strategies targeting universities, colleges and military institutions. Nationally law enforcement agencies are adjusting to rapidly changing recruiting trends and challenges.
Specific duties include:
•Interns will be directly involved in the background investigations process including interviewing references, assisting in the completion of required testing phases, database and internet investigations, data entry and all other phases of processing
•Interns will be provided with orientation and guidance on how to conduct these investigations and work on each case with the assigned detective
•This internship will acquaint the student with the investigative process in a law enforcement agency
•Interns will conduct interviews, document statements and provide input to the detectives on disposition of applicant investigations
•Interns will help with developing digital marketing and advertisement strategies and deliverables for targeting universities, colleges and military institutions.
•Interns will have the opportunity to deploy creative digital marketing and advertisement. They will use data to determine the effectiveness of marketing and advertisement in these targeted markets.
Interns accepted for this assignment will complete the process with true investigative and recruitment experience.