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College Internship Opportunities

 

FAMILY VIOLENCE UNIT INTERNSHIP

Position
The goal of the Family Violence Unit is to address family violence issues by serving as the nucleus for a multi-agency effort.  The Family Violence Unit focuses on three areas of behavior that most often victimize the family. The unit specifically addresses domestic violence, stalking/threat management, and child/elder dependent abuse.

We have received a grant from OVW (Office of Violence Against Women) to encourage arrest policies and enforcement specifically related to domestic violence. Part of our mission is to train police officers, prosecutors and judges how to conduct domestic violence strangulation investigations, how to collect forensic evidence, and how to prosecute those crimes effectively. In doing so, we can improve on the collection of our domestic violence strangulation statistics by inputting data directly into our automated report writing system. We can also use the domestic violence strangulation data to assess lethality. The intern in this position will work closely with Family Violence personnel to collect and disseminate the strangulation data to the proper organizations.  Interns will assist with setting up officer training and staff meetings. 

Duties
Interns will work closely with the Family Violence Unit officers and office staff.  Duties may include recording domestic violence statistics and participation in the OVW grant to encourage arrest policies and enforcement of the protective order program.  Interns will also assist with the National Strangulation Institute domestic violence study by gathering data and materials. Data entry of unclassified material, answering phone calls, and responding to emails from our community partners, and other office duties are all part of an intern’s responsibilities. 

Desired Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in working with the public.  Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required.

Typical Internship Disciplines

  • Criminal Justice
  • Administration of Justice
  • Public Administration
  • Social Science
  • Human Resources
  • Related fields

Internship Length:  generally, one semester or 120 hours
Hours per week:  varies, based on the intern’s academic schedule
Compensation:  at this time all internships are unpaid
Positions Available:  1

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PAL UNIT INTERNSHIP

Position
The San Jose Police Department PAL (Police Activities League) Unit is responsible for providing programs for underprivileged youth in the community.  Currently, we have 12 programs (boxing, baseball, soccer, football, cadets, etc) with about 10,000 participants.
PAL is responsible for providing outreach, information, and program registration.  PAL personnel are also responsible for ensuring that the PAL Sports Complex is a well maintained, safe, and useable facility.

Duties
Interns will work closely with the PAL personnel to help run PAL efficiently and effectively.  Duties may include outreach via social media, interacting with community members and answering questions pertaining to PAL programs. Interns will also be responsible for registering youth in the various programs.  In addition, interns will also help plan and schedule upcoming events.

Desired Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in working with the public, especially with the underprivileged youth of the community.  Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required.  Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement. A solid understanding of and ability to navigate social media sites would be beneficial.  

Typical Internship Disciplines

  • Criminal Justice
  • Administration of Justice
  • Public Administration
  • Social Science
  • Human Resources
  • Related fields

Internship Length:  generally, one semester or 120 hours
Hours per week:  varies, based on the intern’s academic schedule
Compensation:  at this time all internships are unpaid
Positions Available:  1

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ROBBERY UNIT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Position
Robbery Unit InsigniaThe Robbery Unit is one of twelve investigative units in the Bureau of Investigations (BOI). The Robbery Unit conducts follow-up investigations of all robberies, extortions, kidnappings, grand theft “purse snatch” cases, and other robbery-related crimes. The Robbery Unit assists the Bureau of Field Operations (BFO) and other BOI units with investigation of serious felony crimes and other major incidents. The Robbery Unit participates in Department-wide community policing efforts by establishing community policing strategies through education, prevention and apprehension of suspects. Members of the Robbery Unit provide continuous training and education in robbery crime trends and investigation to other Department members.

The Robbery Unit publishes TRAK flyers (informational bulletins on active cases) and coordinates police artist services to the Department and other allied law enforcement agencies.

Duties
Interns will work closely with the forensic video technician in the Robbery Unit.  Duties may include obtaining video surveillance footage from crime scenes, watching video surveillance footage at a detective’s direction, and obtaining still photographs from video surveillance footage.  Duties may also include copying, transferring and duplicating electronic evidence to different devices such as USB, CD’s or portable disk drives.

Desired Generic Qualifications
Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in working with the public.  Excellent writing and oral communication skill are required.

Typical Internship Disciplines

  • Criminal Justice
  • Administration of Justice
  • Public Administration
  • Social Science
  • Human Resources
  • Related fields

Desired Robbery Specific Qualifications

  • Knowledge with video machines located crime scenes, e.g. banks, liquor stores, etc. to be able to pull video surveillance footage.
  • The ability to transfer video to storage devices such as USB drives, or portable disk drives.
  • Knowledge of Video players to be able to playback the footage in the Robbery Unit.  The most common players that we have are VLC and Windows Media Player.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • The ability to take direction and to watch the video and make note of the crime as it occurs, edit the video and make it presentable for a criminal case.
  • Knowledge of video editing software, such as iMovie of Final Cut.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

Internship Length:  generally, one semester or 120 hours
Hours per week:  based on the intern’s academic schedule
Compensation:  at this time all internships are unpaid
Positions Available:  1

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TRAINING UNIT INTERNSHIP

Position
The San Jose Police Department’s Training Unit is charged with providing Continual Professional Training (CPT) that is mandated and approved by the stated agency Police Officer Standards and Training (POST).  The required 24-hours of CPT will be delivered through a hybrid of live and online training. Perishable skills (EVOC, defensive tactics, firearms and communications) account for 14 of the required 24-hours.  The online training is produced utilizing Adobe Captivate and Connect software. 

Duties
Interns will work closely with the Training Unit instructors to develop various online/ distance learning and other training.  Duties may include script writing and assistance in program development with an instructor for the Training Division 

Desired Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in working collaboratively with Training Unit staff in project development utilizing the technological tools of the Training Unit.  Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required.  The candidate should be well versed in the use of the Adobe Suite software, Creative Cloud, Captivate and Connect.

Supervision
As the CPT program lead, Sergeant Fred Mills will provide all required supervision.

Internship Length:  generally, one semester or 120 hours
Hours per week:  varies since we try to work with the intern’s academic schedule
Compensation:  all internships are unpaid at this time
Positions Available:  1

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VEHICULAR CRIMES UNIT INTERNSHIP

Position
The San Jose Police Department Vehicular Crimes Unit is responsible for the investigation of crimes related to vehicles, (Auto Theft, Hit and Run Accidents, Fatal Accidents) as well as the maintenance of the Vehicle Evidence Warehouse.

Duties
Interns will work closely with the vehicle crimes investigators.  Duties may include answering phone calls, responding to emails from the victims of vehicular crimes, and assisting with maintaining the vehicle warehouse. The intern will also be responsible for running the misdemeanor hit-and-run contact letter program.  This program sends letters to potential suspects of misdemeanor hit-and-run accidents, encouraging them to respond to the allegations. 

Desired Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in working with the public.  Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required.

Typical Internship Disciplines

  • Criminal Justice
  • Administration of Justice
  • Public Administration
  • Social Science
  • Human Resources
  • Related fields

Internship Length:  generally, one semester or 120 hours
Hours per week:  varies since we try to work with the intern’s academic schedule
Compensation:  all internships are unpaid at this time
Positions Available:  1

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TRAINING UNIT INTERNSHIP

Position
The San Jose Police Department’s Training Unit is charged with providing Continual Professional Training (CPT) that is mandated and approved by the state agency Police Officer Standards and Training (POST).  The required 24 hours of CPT will be delivered through a hybrid of live and online training. Perishable skills (EVOC, defensive tactics, firearms and communications) account for 14 of the required 24 hours.  The online training is produced utilizing Adobe Captivate and Connect software. 

Duties
Interns will work closely with the Training Unit instructors to develop various online/ distance learning and other training.  Duties may include script writing and assistance in program development with an instructor for the Training Division. 

Desired Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in working collaboratively with Training Unit staff in project development utilizing the technological tools of the Training Unit.  Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required.  The candidate should be well versed in the use of the Adobe Suite software, Creative Cloud, Captivate and Connect.

Supervision
As the CPT program lead, Sergeant Fred Mills will provide all required supervision.

Internship Length:  generally, one semester or 120 hours
Hours per week: varies based on the intern’s academic schedule
Compensation:  at this time all internships are unpaid
Positions Available:  1

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VIDEO UNIT INTERNSHIP

Position
The video production detail is responsible for the development, coordination and production of videos and special presentations. This unit supports departmental training programs, public service announcements and various special projects at the direction of the Chief of Police.  Much of the detail’s work now involves forensic analysis of digital media for the Bureau of Investigations.

Duties
Interns will work closely with the video unit staff and other department members as the need arises during various projects.  Duties may include script writing, video editing, and A/V set up for various departmental events such as promotional and other award ceremonies. 

Desired Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in the marketing and messaging of the department to an internal audience, as well as to an external audience.  Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required.  The candidate should be well versed in the use of the Adobe Suite software and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Supervision
Brook Dain, the supervisor the Video Unit, will provide supervision over the position.

Internship Length:  generally, one semester or 120 hours
Hours per week:  varies since we try to work with the intern’s academic schedule
Compensation:   at this time all internships are unpaid

Positions Available:  1

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WEB - SOCIAL MEDIA / INTERNET UNIT INTERNSHIP

Position
The Web Development Detail is responsible for the design, development, coordination and publication of web content, creating digital assets and forms, and the management of the public website at www.sjpd.org.  The job also includes development, management and administration of the department's internal web CMS (content management system) as well as syndication with various social media accounts.   

Duties
Interns will work closely with the webmaster and other department members as the need arises during various projects.  Duties may include administering site updates, editing web content in HTML, editing and composing text for the web, creating and editing images for the web using a digital camera and Photoshop, creating or editing PDF forms using Acrobat Pro and/or Adobe LiveCycle Designer. 

Desired Qualifications
Excellent writing and oral communication skills, as well as strong attention to detail, are required.  Advanced digital photography skills are also desired as we anticipate a potential need to send an intern into the field to photograph police patrol officers and equipment and to take police department stock photographs to be used on the web site and other marketing materials.  An intern may also be required to track new content updates and requests from department units, to help audit site updates and refresh the site. 

Preferred Computer Skills

  • Expert PC skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Microsoft Office (Word)
  • Ektron Web CMS Intranet (Knowledge of .Net and Ektron are not required; web content editing for the department "(a dot.Net web content management system). 

Supervision
David Bartholomew, the Police Department Webmaster, will provide supervision over the position.

Internship Length:  generally, one semester or 120 hours
Hours per week:  varies based on the intern’s academic schedule
Compensation:  at this time all internships are unpaid
Positions Available:  1

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