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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Based in Washington DC; Quantico, VA; Winchester, VA; Clarksburg, WV;

  SUMMER SEMESTER 2017

  MAJORS : CRIMINAL JUSTICE

JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

  JOB DESCRIPTION: Each year, outstanding students are recruited for the FBI internship program from colleges and universities throughout the country to work for approximately 10 weeks during the summer at select Field Office locations across the country or in FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) divisions located in Quantico, Virginia; Winchester, Virginia; Clarksburg, West Virginia; and Washington, D.C.  The dates of the 2017 FBI Honors Internship Program (HIP) are from June 17, 2017 to August 18, 2017.

 The HIP is a paid internship that offers undergraduates, graduates or post doctorate students throughout the country an exciting insider’s view of FBI operations and an opportunity to explore career opportunities within the Bureau.  The HIP will offer interns a broad overview of the FBI’s operations.  One objective of the HIP is to provide these bright and goal-oriented individuals with potential employment opportunities within the FBI after obtaining their degree or upon obtaining sufficient work experience. 

 Candidates who participate in the Honors Internship Program have the opportunity to gain insight into a broad range of FBI careers. During the program, candidates will:

 Work side-by-side with Special Agents and Professional Staff in field offices nationwide and at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

  • Gain exposure to important cases, major projects, and critical management issues
  • Obtain a Top Secret security clearance
  • Earn compensation at the GS-2 to GS-7 hourly rates
  • Participate in some investigative activities and work on projects essential to the Bureau’s mission

  SALARY: PAID (TBD)

  HOURS : TBD

 The 2017 HIP will be posted on the FBI’s website at www.fbijobs.gov from August 26, 2016 – October 14, 2016.  Additional information regarding the HIP can be found at the following link:  https://www.fbijobs.gov/students/undergrad.  Once you have received the internship position, academic credit may be available through University Career Services Internship Program.


 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
JONESBOROUGH, TN

SPRING SEMESTER 2017 (CONTINUOUS SEMESTERS)

MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, POLITICAL SCIENCE

SOPHOMORE – SENIOR LEVELS

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The First Judicial District Attorney General's Office is comprised of four counties: Washington, Johnson, Carter, and Unicoi. The office prosecutes criminal offenses committed against the State of Tennessee at the General Sessions and Criminal Court level. Each court is assigned specific prosecutors to perform court duties. Our office also has a child support enforcement division to cover the counties listed above as well.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Filing of paperwork and files, assisting with answering phones/walk-ins, operation of various office equipment, copying files for Assistant District Attorneys, assist in pulling dockets for miscellaneous court days, assist in entering case information into software programs, assist in typing court correspondence, and any other secretarial duty assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be seeking degree in applicable academic majors, and pass background check. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred, but not required.

SALARY: VOLUNTEER

HOURS: 10-19 PR/WK

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE CLOSURE OF SPRING SEMESTER REGISTRATION


THE NORTHEAST TENNESSEE DEMOCRAT RESOURCE CENTER (DRC)
JOHNSON CITY, TN

SPRING SEMESTER 2017

MAJOR: POLITICAL SCIENCE

JUNIOR - SENIOR LEVELS
MIN. GPA: 3.0 OR BETTER

JOB DESCRIPTION: Field Organizers will have the chance to work on an exciting and coordinated grassroots organization and will gain valuable experience in a variety of skills including database and volunteer management, social media management, voter outreach through phone banking and canvassing, media and public relations, marketing and fundraising

RESPONSIBILITES: Coordinating initiative projects between various political entities, non-profits, unions, student organizations, and community grassroots organizationsManaging volunteer canvasses and phone banksBuilding volunteer participation by constructing a recruitment planOrganizing an effective fundraising plan

QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience with a political campaign, state party, membership organization or non-profit is preferred, but not required. Ability to work long, irregular hours strongly is preferred. Required: Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills,Computer and data-entry skills, Reliable transportation

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 10-19 pr/wk (1 course credit)

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER


OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR BOB CORKER
JONESBOROUGH TN FIELD OFFICE

SPRING SEMESTER 2017 (CONTINUOUS SEMESTERS)

MAJOR: POLITICAL SCIENCE

JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS
MIN. GPA: 2.5 OR BETTER

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Office of Senator Bob Corker has intern positions available. The field office deals with concerns of the community on a personal basis and represents Senator Corker when they cannot be present in person at various events and activities. An intern in this office would assist the Field Representative and Constituent Services Representative in everyday functions of the office and with targeted projects.

The student must be a self-starter able to carry out projects with little supervision, excellent communication skills, particularly over the phone, good writing skills and good knowledge of current events. Typical duties include answering the phones and work with constituents to convey their opinions to Senator Corker, review daily newspaper for pertinent news items, assist constituents with case work and communicate with local and regional law enforcement officials when assisting in security and planning visits of the senators and other dignitaries. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Senator Corker's visits to the Tri-Cities area and assist Field Representative on various targeted projects.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 10-19 pr/wk

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER


 

OFFICE OF U.S. CONGRESSMAN PHIL ROE
KINGSPORT AND MORRISTOWN, TN FIELD OFFICES

SPRING SEMESTER 2017 (CONTINUOUS SEMESTERS)

JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Congressional Offices of Congressman Phil Roe is seeking qualified students to fill the internship position at their Kingsport and Morristown, Tennessee field offices. Congressional Office for Congressman Phil Roe provides constituent service and participates in the legislative process of the United States on behalf of the citizens of the First Congressional District of Tennessee.

 Basic duties of the student will be mail distribution, answering phones, correspondence media clippings, research, compiling information, and special projects. Minimum qualifications include proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Preferred skills include excellent communication skills both verbal and written, discretion and confidentiality with handling of congressional work, capable of working efficiently on an individual and team basis, and compassionate to constituent needs.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 10-19 pr/wk (1 Credit Hour) 

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER

 
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