Police Intern II (Police Personnel)
County of Henrico Police Division - Henrico, VA

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Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, August 26, 2013.

Henrico County offers a variety of challenging hands-on internships performing a variety of responsible tasks relevant to the assigned department. Internships may be available many departments. For more information on the operations and functions of each department click here: www.co.henrico.va.us/departments.html .

Essential Duties

Strong foundational knowledge in a field relevant to internship; excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of County employees and citizens integral to the internship; excellent organization and research skills with the ability to collect and organize facts/tasks effectively; excellent attention to details; excellent knowledge of and familiarity with computer systems with demonstrated proficiency in the use of a personal computer and common software products (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point); ability to multitask and manage priorities; ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a part of a team; and ability to meet assigned deadlines.

Internships are intended to complement the student's academic program so the intern must bring foundational knowledge as well as a strong interest in the assigned department's mission and operations, and be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment. The intern will receive training relevant to the assigned responsibilities, clear direction regarding expectations and feedback concerning their performance. Interns will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of the operations of the assigned department as well as broad basic skills and industry knowledge. Internships may include extensive public contact. Internships may be an integral part of a team or may require the intern to work more independently. The intern will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have opportunities to network with department leaders and other professionals in the internship field.

The goal is to expose the intern to as many law enforcement expereinces as possible. A typical internship consists of 120-160 hours . Observations are limited to the sections of Patrol, Community Policing, Traffic Safety, Criminal Investivations, Courts, Communications, and Animal Contros. A written assignment shall be submitted to the Personnel unit following completion of the internship (if one is required by the school). This could consist of a copy of the final paper due to your school. A fifteen minute presentation will be conducted at the conclusion of the internship.

This is a for an internship for academic credit for students who are in their junior or senior yoear. Desired area of program study or degree: Criminal Justice.

Interested students shall be enrolled in a Criminal Justice Program and provide:


  • One written recommendation from the college or university's internship program coordinator
  • One letter from a professor with firsthand knowledge of the student's abilities and qualifications
  • Two references from employers or professional individuals
  • The application process requires the student to include:

  • Resume
  • Letter indicating why you are interested in the internship position and to indicate at least three learning goals related to the internship
  • Unofficial school transcript, with GPA
  • Work Hours: You must have a schedule with sufficient flexibility in order to meet requirements. Most sections operate Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; the exception being Patrol Operations whose schedule is as follows: Day shift 6:00 am - 5:30 pm; Evening shift 1:30 pm - 1:00 am, and Midnight shift 7:30 pm - 7:00 am.

    A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment (including an intern) , including a conditional offer of initial employment or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

    Students shall be of good standing in the community and shall successfully pass the background phase of the applicaiton process. This shall consist of but is not limited to: DMV history and criminal history. Students shall meet and maintain those standards that are representative of the Division of Police.

    All internship postions will work 29 or less hours per week. All internships may be paid through salary or academic credit (unpaid). If paid, an hourly rate will be indicated in the listing for each internship posting.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: Pursuing a college degree in a field relevant to internship or post-secondary vocational/technical training in a trade or craft that is relevant to the internship; GPA of 3.0 or better; prefer a college student in the junior or senior year of the relevant degree program;

    Experience: Completion of courses in relevant degree or vocational/technical program; relevant job or volunteer experience;

    Or: Any equivalent combination education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the internship.

    Additional Information

    Interested students shall be enrolled in a Criminal Justice Program and provide:

  • One written recommendation from the college or university's internship program coordinator
  • One letter from a professor with firsthand knowledge of the studen's abilities and qualifications
  • Two references from employers or professional individuals
  • The application process requires the student to include:

  • A resume
  • A letter indicating why you are interested in the internship position and to indicate at least three learning goals related to the internship
  • Unofficial school transcript, with GPA
  • Work Hours: You must have a schedule with sufficient flexibility in order to meet requirements. Most sections operate Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; the exception being Patrol Operations whose schedule is as follows: Day shift 6:00 am - 5:30 pm; Evening shift 1:30 pm - 1:00 am, and Midnight shift 7:30 pm - 7:00 am.

    A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment (including an intern),
    including a conditional offer of initial employment or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

    Students shall be of good standing in the community and shall successfully pass the background phase of the applicaiton process. This shall consist of but is not limited to: DMV history and criminal history. Students shall meet and maintain those standards that are representative of the Division of Police.

    All internship postions will work 29 or less hours per week.
    All internships may be paid through salary or academic credit (unpaid). If paid, an hourly rate will be indicated in the listing for each internship posting.

    Internships may be paid through salary or academic credit. If the internship is paid, an hourly rate will be indicated in the listing. Each internship posting will indicate if the position is for academic credit or for-pay. Each posting will also indicate if it is open to high school, college-level or graduate-level students. All internship positions will work for 29 hours or less per week.

    Check current listings online at: http://www.henricojobs.com/ . Read each current listing carefully for details specific to each internship.

    A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment (including as an intern), including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

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