Friday, January 13, 2012

Internship - The Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has an internship position available as an Investigative Assistant.  This position is located within the Office of Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, which is responsible for conducting investigations that identify and eliminate fraud and other forms of criminal or improper activity within OPM programs.  The employee serves as an entry-level investigative assistant in the Investigative Support Branch while enrolled as a full-time college student.  The purpose of this position is for the student to acquire experience in and to participate in a training program designed to give him/her a comprehensive picture of what investigative work consists of and how it is performed. 


  1. The incumbent participates in investigations of illegal or improper activities directed against OPM programs in a capacity designed to equip him/her with ability to handle investigative assignments.
  2. Assists in performing duties associated with law enforcement activities conducted within the OIG Office of Investigations.
  3. Performs administrative duties such as weekly mailings to agents assigned outside of headquarters and maintaining an accurate log of agents’ addresses.
  4. Ensures a timely response to complaints and allegations sent to the Office of Investigations by preparing written correspondence, participating in telephonic communication with complainants and maintaining accurate records of work performed in the investigative tracking system.
  5. Performs other controlled and supervised assignments designed to increase professional knowledge and the ability to work independently.
  6. Maintains current records of all training received by investigative personnel including the collection training certificates and other documentation to verify mandated training requirements for investigators.    

The internship is located at OPM Headquarters at 1900 E Street, Northwest, Washington DC.  Students are expected to work 15-20 hours per week, but OPM is flexible and willing to work with a student’s class schedule.  Students may be eligible to work additional hours during school breaks and holidays.  OPM would like a candidate to start as soon as possible.  The internship is paid; students will be paid on a GS-4 level. 

• Minimum 56 cumulative credits (students graduating in May 2012 are not eligible)
• Minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5
• Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
• Interest in law enforcement and investigations

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the CCJS Advising Office (2201 LeFrak) by 12:00 PM on January 25, 2012.