Non-paid internships in our Victim Services Unit allow Bachelor and Master Level college students an opportunity for practical, police-based crime victim advocacy experience. The intern will provide support and advocacy services for victims during criminal justice investigations.

There are several types of assistance the intern will provide victims: 

  • Serve as a liaison between crime victims and police officers and detectives
  • Inform victims about their constitutional and statutory mandated victims’ rights
  • Provide emotional support and empathetic/active listening for victims, family members and witnesses of the crime
  • Provide advocacy services throughout the criminal justice process
  • Assist victims in securing protective orders
  • Conduct needs assessments and connect victims to community resources
  • Conduct risk assessments and develop individualized safety plans
  • Deliver community presentations and participate in outreach events/task forces

Intern Requirements:

  • Time commitment of at least a school semester
  • Total number of hours based on school requirement for college credits earned
  • At least a 4-hour shift per each day worked (not to exceed 10 hours).
  • Hours are flexible on Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Departmental Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Unofficial school transcripts
  • Pass the required extensive background investigation and fingerprint clearance.

For more information on applying for an internship call the Victim Services Unit at