May 1 Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD: Policy Intern and Fellowship Program – unpaid
Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD Policy Intern and Fellowship Program for Students and Recent Graduates, Summer 2017
Organization Description: The Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD (OIG-NYPD) is an independent office charged with investigating, reviewing, studying, auditing and making recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs and practices of the New York City Police Department, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of NYPD, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the police force. The OIG-NYPD is independent of the NYPD and sits within the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI). For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/html/oignypd.
Position Description: OIG-NYPD is seeking energetic graduate student interns and/or post-graduate policy fellows to assist OIG-NYPD policy analysts and investigators in a wide range of projects relating to NYPD policies and practices. For examples of the work we do, see the published reports and recommendations at www1.nyc.gov/site/oignypd/reports/reports.page. This internship offers an opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues of public concern in an energetic high-profile environment. Interns and fellows will assist in active reviews and investigations of NYPD policies and practices, research and draft policy documents, summarize pertinent research and documentation, support OIG-NYPD operations, review investigative material, participate in internal staff meetings and external meetings with key stakeholders, and help develop strategies and policies. The positions are unpaid. Undergraduate students are not eligible.
The qualified candidate should be enthusiastic about working in government and on police accountability, law enforcement, civil rights, and criminal justice issues. Candidates should demonstrate good judgment, high ethical standards, strong analytical and writing skills, and a proactive attitude. All candidates are required to pass a criminal background check.
To Apply: To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, letter of recommendation, and a short (5-10 page) policy or academic writing sample via email to OIGNYPDintern@oignypd.nyc.gov with “Summer Policy Internship” in the subject line. Candidates may also send their application documents via postal service. Indicate on the envelope “ATTN: Summer Policy Internship.” Send to: Candace McCoy Director of Policy Analysis Office of Inspector General for the NYPD NYC Department of Investigation 80 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038. Preference will be given to candidates who will devote at least eight weeks of fulltime activity to this internship. Applicants participating in a formal internship, fellowship, or externship program through their graduate schools should specify the duration of the program and the number of weekly hours they will be available and/or required to
Candace McCoy Director of Policy Analysis Office of Inspector General for the NYPD NYC Department of Investigation 80 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038 OIGNYPDintern@oignypd.nyc.gov
Preference will be given to candidates who will devote at least eight weeks of full time activity to this internship. Applicants participating in a formal internship, fellowship, or externship program through their graduate schools should specify the duration of the program and the number of weekly hours they will be available and/or required to work and include the necessary supervisory procedures for obtaining course credit from their schools. Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2017, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Questions may be directed to the email address above.