Thursday, January 17, 2013

Internship Opportunity - Arlington County Police Department

The Arlington County Police Department offers a semester long investigative assistant internship to students in the forensic, law enforcement, and related fields. Our summer deadline is quickly approaching (March 15) and we would like to promote this opportunity to all students looking for experience within this field of study. Attached is an information sheet regarding the ACPD student internship.

The application and additional information can be found on our website:

Arlington County Police Department Student Internship- Nonpay Status

The 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

• Forensic Sciences or Law Enforcement related program
Preferred GPA: 3.0 or above
• Minimum 20 hours per week (Monday - Friday during normal business hours) for at
least one semester
• Application, Interview, Favorable completion of Police Polygraph Exam & Background Investigation

• Fall Term: July 15
• Spring Term: October 15
• Summer Term: March 15

Contact Sarah Rosenstein at or at 703-228-4337.

Application available online at:
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