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Fall 2021-Amtrak Police Intern - 90291769 - Washington

Washington, DC 20004

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move Americas workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

The Amtrak Police Departments Mid-Atlantic South Patrol Division is seeking a qualified intern whose primary responsibilities will be to provide administrative project support to the 100+ members of this Division of the Amtrak Police Department.

Amtrak Police Departments (APD) College Student Internship provides qualified students with practical work experience that compliments their academic course work. It also provides the Amtrak Police Department with an opportunity to involve college students in various aspects of police work. APDs Internship is designed to provide students with an opportunity to integrate theory and practice. The internship is a paid, non-sworn position. Hours vary. The intern may work up to 24 hours per week when classes are in session and 40 hours per week during holiday and summer breaks. Interns will gain valuable work experience, on-the-job training, and have an opportunity to develop a professional networking base for the future positions in government service or law enforcement.

Assists the Deputy Chief, Mid-Atlantic Division in providing research, technology and administrative projects of the Amtrak Police Department. Duties will include:

  • Assistance with coordination of a wide-range of projects in support of the Mid-Atlantic patrol operation.
  • Assisting with research, development, and implementation of projects on topics ranging from crime statistics/ analysis, enhanced information-sharing, state-supported partner initiatives, Explorer and Cadet programs, Community/School Resource, tenant and vendor security awareness, stakeholder training creation, as well as general administrative duties.
  • Presenting research results on a variety of administration functions using computer programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Organizing and maintaining files for the various projects and completing documentation when necessary.
  • Assisting with creating and maintaining standard operating procedures, instructional materials, and presentations relative to patrol procedures.
  • Performing other duties as required.

Strong PC skills including experience in storing, securing, retrieving, sharing, transmitting, analyzing and using data.


Pursuing a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Political Science, Statistics or a related field.


  • Knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft 360 and statistical software packages.
  • Above average grade point average requirement.
  • Proficient in research methods, and technical writing.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Ability to complete projects within timelines and under minimal supervision.

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:57841
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security
Relocation Offered:No
Travel Requirements:None

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.Marijuana,notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession ofmarijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Candidates who engage in the usage ofmarijuanawillnotbe qualified for hire.We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Safety & Security|| Internships & Co-Ops



  • Transportation
Posted: 2021-09-06 Expires: 2021-10-06

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 17 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

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