Thursday, September 22, 2022

Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services Spring 2023 Criminal Justice Program Internship

 The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services (GOCPYVS) seeks a Criminal Justice Program intern for Spring 2023 in our Criminal Justice division. You will work alongside the Director of Public Safety Strategies and collaborate with various internal/external stakeholders to include local, state/federal law enforcement agencies, state’s attorney’s offices, heroin coordinators, and others involved in the implementation of Public Safety Strategies. 

Primary functions of this position will include operationally supporting the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN) initiative. MCIN is a criminal justice strategy, coordinated at the local, state, and federal levels targeting gangs, drug, firearms and human trafficking. MCIN is particularly focused on those criminal networks that are impacting multiple jurisdictions and accomplishes this by sharing information across borders. It is a key element of Maryland’s public safety strategy and provides the basis for data-driven decision making both operationally and for policy development. 

Another function would be involvement with the Violence Intervention and Protection Program (VIPP). The purpose of this program is to support effective violence reduction strategies, specifically gun violence, through evidence-based and/or evidence-informed health programs. 

Working in the implementation of the P.R.O.T.E.C.T. (Public Resources Organizing to End Crime Together) Program. The Program is designed to maximize the use of State, local, and community resources to combat neighborhood decline in the City of Baltimore and throughout the State, and support comprehensive strategies to reduce crime and fear in those communities. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Assist with preparation and planning of regular meetings, which include monthly MCIN and Heroin Coordinator meetings. Identify breaking cases that support the positive impact of the MCIN program (20%) 

Assist with the Violence Intervention and Prevention Program and hold quarterly meetings with the council (20%) 

Assist in the implementation of P.R.O.T.E.C.T. (Public Resources Organizing to End Crime Together) Program. (30 %) 

Support research and development of reports. (20%) 

Other tasks as assigned (10%)

The successful candidate will: 

Be enrolled in a Criminal Justice, social sciences, or a related field. 

Possess a demonstrated interest in criminal justice-related subjects including law enforcement , prosecution, or courts. 

Have a strong desire to engage and learn about the criminal justice system.

Possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Have experience working with government officials and stakeholders.

Be detail-oriented. 

Have strong organizational skills. 

Ability to work as a team player 

Program Highlights: 

Program Dates: January 2023-April 2023, up to 30 hours per week 

This 12-week program provides students interested in criminal justice with rewarding and substantive work assignments that contribute to the mission of the GOCPYVS to improve public safety in Maryland. 

This program provides an opportunity to network with professionals from the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Department of Health, Administrative Office of the Courts, Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, local corrections, and other agencies and others who will support professional growth and career interests. 

Learned outcomes or skills learned throughout this program include developing work habits and attitudes necessary for career success in the criminal justice field; receiving informal feedback and mentoring from the Director of Public Safety Strategies; developing communication, interpersonal, and other critical skills necessary for success in the workforce; and building a record of professional work experience in the public sector. 

Additional Information: 

This position is located at 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032. For consideration, submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample (no more than two pages in length), as well as names and contact information for two references to dlinfo_goccp@maryland.gov by Friday, October 21, 2022. Please indicate “Criminal Justice Strategies Intern” in the subject line.