Interns may perform a variety of administrative tasks in a support capacity. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting Court Officers with preparing documents and cases for Court hearings, conducting research on cases, assisting Court Officers with organizing files/records and preparing documents for court, conducting research on general criminal cases, updating records, observing the Front Office/Communications Center, attending and observing applicable Court sessions, routine administrative office activities.
Interns assigned to Detective Bureau will work closely with State Police Detectives. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with inventory and storage of property and evidence, compiling reports/cases and preparation of related documents, inputting data into the records management system, routine administrative office activities, other assignments as determined by the Supervisor and/or Detectives assigned to the unit.
Internship opportunities in the Forensic Services Unit are open to applicants who major in forensic science (i.e. a natural science, including Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, Pharmacology or Physics) and wish to explore the principles and practices of scientific work as applied in the Forensic Services Unit. Interns are not permitted to respond to crime scenes or participate on any case related work.
The Fusion Center seeks a goal oriented student looking to enter a career in law enforcement, criminal justice or computer information systems. The intern may perform data entry, quality control and general research to support criminal intelligence and active case investigations. Strong computer and writing skills preferred.
Interns assigned to Fleet/Supply will work closely with the Division Fleet Manager and Supply officer. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with equipment/supply inventory, issue and reissue, maintenance of the supply storage area, management of the fleet mileage and maintenance database and routine administrative office activities.
Interns assigned to the Planning, Research Accreditation Unit should have strong computer, writing and research skills. Interns assigned should be able to conduct research on matters such as legislative changes, current trends in law enforcement that affect policy/procedures, crime trends and statistics, collecting documentation to include in the Division Accreditation file system, assisting in the planning and execution of special events.
Interns assigned to the T&C and MIS Units will be have an interest in working computer networking, computer repair and/or security field. Duties will be assigned base on area of study such as the following majors, Network Engineering, Network Engineering/Cyber Computer Science, Computer Information Networking. Interns will assist technical specialist in daily activities, as well as gain knowledge in the operation of Information Technology unit.
Interns assigned to the Training Academy will work with Academy staff. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting Academy Staff with filing and maintain training records, using computer based training program to prepare and track training, routine administrative office activities, other duties as directed by the Director of Training or his/her designee.
Interns assigned to the Capitol Police will report to the Lieutenant or OIC at the State House, Headquarters or at the Department of Administration. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with inventory of property, filing of records, data input, preparing scheduling documents and forms, assisting the prosecution officer at the Traffic Tribunal, assistance with the issuance of identification badges and other routine administrative functions.
Interns assigned to the Division of Sheriffs will report to the Administrative Assistant within the Division of Sheriffs at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal. Duties shall include but are not limited to, clerical support to the Administrative Assistant including filing, typing, data entry, faxing, working with Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and to perform other related administrative functions within the Division at the Traffic Tribunal, per the Chief Sheriff, as needed.
Interns assigned to Division of State Fire Marshal will work closely with Fire Safety Inspectors and/or Fire Investigators. Duties include, accompanying Inspectors and Investigators on inspections and fire scene investigations. Other duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with inventory of evidence, compiling reports and preparation of related documents, inputting data into the records management system, routine administrative office activities, and other assignments as determined by the supervisor of the unit.
Interns assigned to the Legal Office will report to and work closely with the two attorneys and/or paralegal to handle matters involving all RI DPS agencies. Duties include, but are not limited to processing record requests needed by the general public and other state, local or federal agencies, as well as logging and filing various contracts utilized by the RI DPS agencies and assisting in compiling/reviewing documents for subpoenas. Individual may also assist in copying, faxing and/or scanning, as needed. Some computer skills are required.
Interns assigned to the Central Management Office will assist with the Finance and Human Resources functions for all of the Department of Public Safety Divisions and Agencies. Duties include assisting with data input, filing, development of standardized manuals, assembling various information packets, accounts payable, personnel file management, copying, assisting office personnel with miscellaneous duties as needed.