Pay Grade: Volunteer Assignment: Varied
Status/Rank: Intern Work Class: N/A
Retirement Class: N/A Supervises: None
FLSA Class: N/A Supervised by: Managed by HR, Supervised by Division Head
The internship position is an unpaid non-sworn position that will provide an opportunity for college students to gain hands on experience in various aspects of law enforcement work. Hours are flexible and can be arranged according to a student’s academic/work schedule. Students must receive school credit for the internship and total hours are based on the requirement from the college/university. Students are able to gain valuable work experience, on-the-job training, and have an opportunity to develop a professional networking base for the future positions in government service or law enforcement. Interns will be placed in a department that best relates to their academic program.
I. DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
The student learns by hands-on practice and observation. A portion of the allotted time may be spent rotating throughout the agency, observing various sections/divisions to gain an overall understanding of the agency. The majority of the allotted time will be spent with the department that best fits the interns’ academic program.
II. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Various duties, except actual law enforcement work which may include, but may not be limited to:
Job shadowing in various sections of the Agency where interns may be assigned include the School Resource Division, CSI and Evidence Unit, Police Athletic League, Civil Division, Emergency Communications Center, IT, Public Affairs Office, Court and Detention Services, Community Policing Division, and Homeland Security.
Through ride-alongs, and tours, interns may also be exposed to more aspects of the Agency and its operations.
Interns are expected to keep a journal of hours and activities to aid in the evaluation process.
Participates in training with openness to learning and receiving feedback.
General administrative support: performing routine administrative and clerical work to support efficient and effective office operations.
All other duties as assigned.
III. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
College/University must give school credit for internship and must agree to and sign Internship Affiliation Agreement.
Must have a current, valid Florida Driver’s License.
Must be 18 years or older.
IV. WORK CONDITIONS
NOTE: Interns are not required to expose themselves to unnecessary dangers or to perform a potentially life threatening task in which they are not qualified to perform.
Inside work; occasional noisy conditions, work closely with others.
This position may require some moderate to heavy lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying moderate to heavy loads.
This position may require work in all types of weather conditions.
This position may require exposure to hazardous and/or biological materials which could include human bodily fluids.
A. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
[X] High School/GED
Preferred Major(s): Public Administration, Finance, Public Relations, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, or related field.
B. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
C. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time.
See and hear at a normal range.
Speak, read, write, and understand English fluently.
Occasional lifting: 15-50 pounds.
Bend and squat.
VI. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
This position requires an individual who must be Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
This position requires an individual who has the ability to pay strong attention to detail.
This position requires an individual who is interested in learning about public service, law enforcement and/or forensic science.
This position requires an individual to have the ability to multi-task.
This position requires an individual who possesses the ability to be a self-starter This position requires an individual who has excellent critical thinking/problem solving skills.
This position requires an individual who has excellent verbal and written communication skills.
This position requires an individual who has good interpersonal and listening skills. This position requires an individual who has the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.