Monday, September 26, 2022

Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services Spring 2023 Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Internship

The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services seeks a LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) Program intern for Spring 2023 in our Criminal Justice Division. You will work alongside the LEAD Program Director and collaborate with various internal/external stakeholders including local, state, and federal agencies 

The position will report to the Project Director and will assist with all aspects of project management, helping to ensure the successful implementation of the Regrounding Our Response project plan. Regrounding Our Response is a federal grant-funded project that will plan and implement police-led and detention-based diversion programs across nine Maryland jurisdictions. 

This involves monitoring project plans, schedules, budgets, and expenditures, organizing and participating in stakeholder meetings, and ensuring that project deadlines are met in a timely manner. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Maintaining and monitoring project plans, project schedules, work hours, budgets, and expenditures. 

Organizing, attending, and participating in stakeholder meetings as directed by the LEAD Program Director. 

Documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings. Preparing necessary presentation materials for meetings. 

Providing administrative support as needed. 

Undertaking project tasks as required. 

In-person site visits with the Director when appropriate. 

The successful candidate will: 

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

Possess a demonstrated interest in criminal justice-related deflection and diversion programs. Have a strong desire to engage and learn about the criminal justice system. Possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. 

Be a strong writer. 

Be detail-oriented. 

Have strong organizational skills. 

Ability to work as a team player.

Program Highlights: 

Program Dates: January 2023-May 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 Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services 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, Maryland Department of Health, Non-profit organizations, Local, State, and Federal Partners, and other agencies/entities who will support professional growth and career interests. 

Learned outcomes or skills 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 LEAD Program Director; 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 by Friday, October 21, 2022. Please indicate "LEAD Program Intern" in the subject line.