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Internship Opportunity Overview

The United States Probation Office is a federal law enforcement agency under the direction of the United States Federal Courts.  United States Probation Officers conduct background investigations of individuals charged with violations of federal criminal statutes. U.S. Probation Officers also prepare written reports for bail, supervise defendants released from custody and electronically monitor defendants placed on house arrest.

Applicant Requirements

Be at least 18 years old
Be a legal resident of the United States
Have no criminal record
Not have history of drug or alcohol addiction
Be professional, ethical, reliable, self-motivated, and enthusiastic
Pass a background investigation
Be able to dedicate 15-20 hours per week for 4 months
Possess sound oral and written communication skills 

Intern Responsibilities and Duties

Interns will be trained to assist officers in maintaining a case load; Read and understand court documents; Attend court hearings and understand courtroom etiquette; Collect urinalysis specimens from defendants; Interpret criminal records; Complete bail reports; Monitor defendant's released from custody; Complete other special projects.