Forensic Services Internship / Job Shadow

 

FORENSIC SERVICES  INTERNSHIPS
 

The Berks County District Attorney’s Office, Berks County Detectives, offer limited unpaid part-time internships throughout the year. This program is designed for those students who are interested in the area of forensics. Interns are assigned to work closely with detectives in the Forensic Services Unit. The Forensic Services Unit consists of a Crime Scene Unit, Computer Forensics Unit, and an Crash Reconstruction Unit. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to watch court proceedings.

 

Applicants will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check, Voice Stress (CVSA) examination and interview. Due to the fact that successful applicants may work closely with narcotics detectives, a zero tolerance policy is in effect as it pertains to past participation in the drug trade.What this means if you used marijuanna, cocaine, heroin, or any other illegal drug in the past six months, please do not apply.

Interested students should download the Application, which consists of a Release of Confidential Information and Hold Harmless documents. Send the documents along with a cover letter, copy of government issued identification and college transcripts to:

Lieutenant Todd Trupp, Berks County Detectives, 633 Court Street, 15th floor Services Center, Reading, Pa 19601.

 Note: We do accept unofficial transcripts so you are not forced to purchase one.

 

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS INTERNSHIPS

The Berks County District Attorney’s Office, Berks County Detectives, offer limited unpaid part-time internships throughout the year. This program is designed for those students who are interested in law enforcement. Interns are assigned to work closely with detectives in the Crime Section. The Crime Section actively investigates allegations of child abuse, white collar crime and assists police departments with major crimes, including Homicide.

Applicants will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check, Voice Stress (CVSA) examination and interview. Due to the fact that successful applicants may work closely with narcotics detectives, a zero tolerance policy is in effect as it pertains to past participation in the drug trade.What this means if you used marijuanna, cocaine, heroin, or any other illegal drug in the past six months, please do not apply.

Interested students should download the Application, which consists of a Release of Confidential Information and Hold Harmless documents. Send them along with a cover letter, copy of government issued identification and college transcripts to:

Lieutenant Todd Trupp, Berks County Detectives, 633 Court Street, 15th floor Services Center, Reading, Pa 19601.

 Note: We do accept unofficial transcripts so you are not forced to purchase one.

 

JOB SHADOW OPPORTUNITIES

The Berks County District Attorney’s Office, Berks County Detectives, offer a limited opportunity to job shadow in the area of forensics. Student chosen will be assigned to work closely with detectives of the Forensic Services Unit. The Forensic Services Unit consists of a Crime Scene Unit, Computer Forensics Unit, and an Accident Reconstruction Unit.

NOTE:Due to the nature of our criminal investigations, we rarely accept applications for students under the age of 18. We investigate child sexual abuse, child physical abuse and child pornography, which some students may find offensive. Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis, and 60 days advance notice is required.

Interested students should download the Application, which consists of a Release of Confidential Information and Hold Harmless documents. Send them along with a cover letter, copy of government issued identification and college transcripts to:

Lieutenant Todd Trupp, Berks County Detectives, 633 Court Street, 15th floor Services Center, Reading, Pa 19601.

Choose a document type that meets your needs. We offer WORD 2010 and PDF files for your convenience.


The Berks County District Attorney's Office receives dozens of applications annually for two Disciplines, Forensic Services and Criminal Investigations, also known as Crime. We suggest getting your application into us at least six to nine months in advance.

See the table below to determine if the dates you are interested in are currently available. If the internship is listed as "NOT AVAILABLE" or there are names and schools listed in the field, that date range is currently not available, pending the disposition of the background investigation.

We suggest that you not submit an application requesting that Date Range, since in most instances that date range will not be available. We have two Forensic Service Unit and two Crime Unit Internships available. In some instances we have a Computer Forensic student listed, which would bring three positions that were assigned to that date range.

There are no exceptions to the "NOT AVAILABLE" notification in the table. We cannot take additional interns due to logistical issues. If you have a second choice that would work for you, list it. Since we receive many applications, the website may not be 100 percent accurate, so listing a second or third choice is preferred. This is a very fluid process.

We try to keep the website up to date. If you are not sure, send an e-mail to Lt. Trupp for clarification.

EXAMPLES

1st Choice: Begin Date: January 15, 2016 End Date: May 31, 2016

2nd Choice: Begin Date: June 1, 2016 End Date: August 31, 2016

If you have a third choice, list it.

 

Applicants- If your name and school are listed below, that means that we are currently working with you to finalize your application. Unless you receive an e-mail from Lt. Trupp indicating that you have been officially accepted, you may still be wait listed, as indicated by (WL). We keep that spot reserved pending the completion of the remaining portions of your process.

 

DISCIPLINE TERM DATE RANGE  ​AVAILABLE IF BLANK
FORENSICS#1 SPRING 2016 JANUARY 15-MAY 31,2016 Mcinstry- Penn State Berks
FORENSICS# 2 SPRING 2016 JANUARY 15- MAY 31, 2016 ​Parades- Penn State Berks
FORENSICS #3 SPRING 2016 JANUARY 15- MAY 31, 2016 R​ice - Kutztown​
CRIME # 1 SPRING 2016 JANUARY 15- MAY 31, 2016 ​Matteo - Penn State Berks
CRIME # 2 SPRING 2016 JANUARY 15- MAY 31, 2016 ​NOT AVAILABLE
FORENSICS # 1 SUMMER 2016 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2016 ​Kotretsos - Elizabethtown
FORENSICS # 2 SUMMER 2016 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2016 ​Crooch - New Haven
COMP.FOREN SUMMER 2016 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2016 ​Pflugler - Bloomsburg
CRIME # 1 SUMMER 2016 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2016 ​Marmolejos - Kutztown
CRIME # 2 SUMMER 2016 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2016 ​Pielmeier - Ursinus
FORENSICS # 1 FALL 2016 SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2016 ​Gehrer - Alvernia
FORENSICS # 2 FALL 2016 SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2016 ​Stanley - Drexel
COMP.FOREN FALL 2016 SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2016 Markowski - PSU
CRIME # 1 FALL 2016 SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2016 ​Reifsnyder - Alvernia
CRIME # 2 FALL 2016 SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2016 ​Otto - PSU
FORENSICS # 1 HOLIDAY 2016 DEC. 16 - JAN. 14, 2017 ​Rajagopal - Reading
FORENSICS # 2 HOLIDAY 2016 DEC. 16 - JAN. 14, 2017 ​Evans - Alvernia
COMP.FOREN HOLIDAY 2016      DEC. 16 - JAN. 14, 2017     Markowski - PSU
CRIME # 1 HOLIDAY 2016 DEC. 16 - JAN. 14, 2017 ​Loar - Lockhaven / Pend CVSA
CRIME # 2 HOLIDAY 2016 DEC. 16 - JAN. 14, 2017
FORENSICS # 1 SPRING 2017 JANUARY 15- MAY 31, 2017 Pence - PSU Berks / Pend CVSA
FORENSICS # 2 SPRING 2017 JANUARY 15- MAY 31, 2017 Kilroy - KU WL / McCormick - Alv WL 
COMP.FOREN SPRING 2017 JANUARY 15- MAY 31, 2017 Waitlist Hold​
CRIME # 1 SPRING 2017 JANUARY 15- MAY 31, 2017 M​izansky - ​KU  / Ready to Schedule
CRIME # 2 SPRING 2017 JANUARY 15- MAY 31, 2017 Wagner - E-Town / CVSA​
FORENSICS # 1 SUMMER2017 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2017 Pierce - Alv. / Ready to Schedule
FORENSICS # 2 SUMMER2017 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2017 H​ermany - Alv / Ready to Schedule
COMP.FOREN SUMMER2017 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2017 WL - Millero - UT - wait list / Johnson​
CRIME # 1 SUMMER2017 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2017 B​arrick - ​CU of PA / Ready to Schedule
CRIME # 2 SUMMER2017 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2017 WL - Denberger - Pend Int. WL
FORENSICS # 1 FALL 2017 SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2017
FORENSICS # 2 FALL 2017 SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2017
COMP.FOREN FALL 2017 SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2017
CRIME # 1 FALL 2017 SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2017
CRIME # 2 FALL 2017 SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2017
FORENSICS # 1 HOLIDAY 2017 DEC. 16- JAN. 14, 2018
FORENSICS # 2 HOLIDAY 2017 DEC. 16- JAN. 14, 2018
COMP.FOREN HOLIDAY 2017 DEC. 16- JAN. 14, 2018
CRIME # 1 HOLIDAY 2017 DEC. 16- JAN. 14, 2018
CRIME # 2 HOLIDAY 2017 DEC. 16- JAN. 14, 2018

 

All applications must include a color photo copy of the front and back of your driver's license or other photo identification. All applications must also contain a copy of your academic transcripts.

It is extremely important to follow the instructions located on the applications. Failure to follow the instructions will result in your application being denied. When you complete the application, we suggest mailing the entire application to the address provided, and in addition, it is best to e-mail a copy to:ttrupp@countyofberks.com

 

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