Social Ecology 195 Field Study Internships

Now accepting applications.

The UC Irvine Police Department offers internship opportunities for those interested in law enforcement. The UCI Police Department will accept either 10 or 20 week internship commitments from current UC Irvine students, at either the 10 or 20 hours per week for both. We also accept 5 week summer internships at either 20 or 40 hours per week.

Interns will be given several projects or jobs during the quarter so they can experience all the aspects of how the department operates. The responsibilities of the student intern will include assisting the administrative officers with tallying and analysis of crime statistics and filing them; this includes reading police reports to determine how a particular crime/incident should be classified. In particular, federal law (per the Jeanne Clery Act) requires universities to release all crime statistics for each campus and the surrounding community. The UCI Crime Prevention Officer is currently compiling data as required by that act and students could assist with this project. Interns may also be asked to create or update documents and forms for administrative use. Students will also assist in conducting research for new programs and formulating new program proposals and implementation. Students may also assist the Crime Prevention Officer with creating brochures, pamphlets and presentations on crime prevention measures as well as research new methods of crime prevention for the campus. Additional opportunities include working with dispatchers and assisting them in handling emergency and non-emergency telephone and radio calls and working with the detective division to provide assistance in handling court documents and constructing criminal cases.

Students must be able to write clearly and concisely; they must have good communication and interpersonal skills as well as good time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure and have patience. Interns should be computer literate and able to perform research on the Internet. Competency in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is also required.". A one week background check will be performed, so please apply as early as possible. Following the completion of the background check, you will be contacted to schedule a fingerprinting and interview appointment. All applicants must provide fingerprint samples for NCIC, have no felony convictions, and pass a background investigation and criminal record check. Those selected must also be able to deal with confidential criminal documents in a trustworthy manner.

The internship position will provide the student with training on the following: Uniform Crime Report crime classifications and definitions. Jeanne Clery Act Crime analysis skills. Police Band Tactical Radio protocols and procedures. Basic understanding of CLETS (California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System) and how it is used. Basic operating understanding of RiMS (Record/Incident Management System).

Download an application (PDF File)

Submit completed applications at the front lobby of the UC Irvine Police Department.

If you have further questions regarding internship oppurtunities, please call (949) 824-6909 and speak with the Administrative Director or e-mail