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 of 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.
 
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.
 
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 of 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.
 
 
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.
 
 

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.

 
Applicants- If your name and school are listed,  that means that we are currently working with you to finalize your application. This does not mean that you are guaranteed that slot if additional information was requested. Please continue to follow through until you receive confirmation that the position has been finalized.
 
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.
 
 
 
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 ​​Rice - 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 - Avernia
​FORENSICS # 2 FALL 2016  SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2016  ​Stanley - Drexel
COMP. FOREN ​FALL 2016 SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2016 ​
​​​CRIME # 1 FALL 2016  SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2016  ​Reifsnyder - Avernia
​​​CRIME # 2 FALL 2016  SEPT. 15 - DEC. 15, 2016  Otto - PSU
​FORENSICS # 1 HOLIDAY 2016 DEC. 16 - ​JAN. 14, 2017 ​Rajagopal - Pending
​FORENSICS # 2 HOLIDAY 2016 DEC. 16 - ​JAN. 14, 2017 ​Evans - Alvernia​
​COMP. FOREN ​HOLIDAY 2016 ​DEC. 16 - ​JAN. 14, 2017
​CRIME # 1 ​HOLIDAY 2016 ​DEC. 16 - ​JAN. 14, 2017
​CRIME # 2 ​HOLIDAY 2016 DEC. 16 - ​JAN. 14, 2017
​FORENSICS # 1 ​SPRING 2017​ JANUARY 15 - MAY 31, 2017​
​FORENSICS # 2 ​SPRING 2017 ​JANUARY 15 - MAY 31, 2017​
​COMP. FOREN SPRING 2017​ JANUARY 15 - MAY 31, 2017​​
​​CRIME # 1 ​SPRING 2017 ​JANUARY 15 - MAY 31, 2017​
​CRIME # 2 ​SPRING 2017 ​JANUARY 15 - MAY 31, 2017​
​FORENSICS # 1 ​SUMMER 2017​ JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2017​
​FORENSICS # 2 ​SUMMER 2017 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2017​
​COMP. FOREN ​SUMMER 2017 JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2017​​
​CRIME # 1 ​SUMMER 2017 ​JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2017​
​CRIME # 2 ​SUMMER 2017 ​JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31, 2017​
​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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