Victim Services Unit Internship
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
- 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.
- 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