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Intern-Sheriff’s Office

Weld County Government

This is a Contract position in Greeley, CO posted October 14, 2020.

DescriptionThe Weld County Sheriff’s Office intern program is a volunteer internship for students enrolled in a criminal justice-related program at a University or College. The purpose is for students to gain valuable, real-life experience in the criminal justice field. Interns will spend 15 weeks (Fall term) gaining 150 hours of experience. The first 110 hours is spent observing and assisting the different divisions and units at the Sheriff’s Office. The requisite divisions/units are Patrol, Detentions, Inmate Services, Victim Advocates, Civil, Animal Control, Investigations, Crime Analysis, and the Communications Center. The remaining 40 hours of the internship will be focused on the student’s area of interest; in addition to gaining additional experience in a requisite division/unit, the student can also choose to gain experience in Cold Case Investigations, Booking, or the Courts Security Unit.The application process is competitive and only two interns are accepted, per term (Fall and Spring). Students are limited to one term as an intern, to afford other students the same opportunity.Please be aware that some activities may be altered due to COVID-19 protocols related to Sheriff’s Office operations.QualificationsMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:* Must have completion of credits equivalent to sophomore year of college.* Currently enrolled in a four-year college, or university, acquiring a criminal justice-related degree.* Must be physically able to perform the tasks involved with the internship.* Must communicate effectively in written and spoken English.APPLICATION PROCESS:* Submit application, and required documents to NEOGOVRequired documents:* Resume* Proof of enrollment and completed credits* 750-1250-word essay, in APA format, on a current criminal justice topic* 200-250-word personal essay, in APA format answering the following questions:* Why are you interested in a Weld County Sheriff’s Office internship?* What can you offer the Weld County Sheriff’s Office as an intern?* What do you expect to learn from your internship?* Why have you selected your preferred internship assignments?