Monday, March 31, 2014

Internship Opportunity: DC Office of Police Complaints

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The District of Columbia’s Office of Police Complaints (OPC) is seeking several enthusiastic and dedicated college interns for internships. OPC is a District of Columbia government agency that receives, investigates, and resolves citizen complaints of police misconduct filed against Metropolitan Police Department officers. OPC provides an independent and impartial forum for the processing of police misconduct complaints and promotes the highest attainable standard of integrity, professionalism, and accountability in the District’s police department and housing authority officers.
College interns work alongside experienced staff on a variety of projects. The primary duties of college interns are to assist with police misconduct investigations by collecting and reviewing evidence, drafting interview questions, taking witness statements, and drafting recommendations as to how to proceed with an investigation. Duties also may include special projects being conducted by the agency. In addition, interns may assist with responding to information requests from the public and conducting community outreach events designed to disseminate information about the agency and its function.

Applicants should have strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills, and be able to work with diverse populations. Courses in government, political science, public policy, civil rights, and criminal justice are viewed favorably, as are foreign language skills especially Spanish.

Desired Class Level(s):
Sophomore, Junior, Senior    

To Apply:
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