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Justice Internships

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Internship

We are pleased to announce a Spring 2022 internship opportunity with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for one outstanding junior or senior in the Justice BA program. The intern will perform a wide variety of assignments and will have an opportunity to become familiar with the ATF’s responsibilities, which includes the investigation and prevention of federal offenses involving the unlawful use of, manufacture, and possession of firearms and explosives, and acts of arson and bombings.

This is an unpaid internship that will require a minimum of 225 hours (75 hours x 3 credits) over the course of the Spring 2022 semester, which begins on Jan. 10, 2022, and ends on April 30, 2022. The schedule will be arranged with the supervising ATF agent. Please note that the successful candidate must pass a full background check, which will be arranged through the ATF.

Deadline

If you are interested in applying for this internship, complete the attached ATF Internship application and submit it to jlwalker2@alaska.edu no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. The top five candidates will be notified in early November of the next steps to take.

ATF Internship Application

The selected student will work directly with a special agent at the downtown Anchorage field office, performing tasks such as:

  • conducting and submitting firearm traces through ATF’s eTrace database;
  • reviewing trace reports and identify any trace reports requiring an investigative follow-up;
  • evaluating and identifying National Integrated Ballistics Information (NIBIN) leads requiring an investigative follow-up, as well as obtaining related police reports associated with those leads;
  • reviewing recorded jail calls for pertinent information related to current ATF defendants;
  • observing pretrial, trial, and post-conviction legal proceedings for active ATF investigations;
  • assisting with the processing of property (evidence) authorized for destruction;
  • assisting with annual vault/property inventories;
  • learning the primary day-to-day duties of a special agent;
  • learning the federal violations primarily investigated/pursued by ATF (i.e.,Title 18, Title 26 USC)
  • attending and observing ATF Quarterly Training (Firearms/Tactics); and/or
  • reviewing NICS Delayed Denial investigations and making determinations of whether an individual is federally prohibited from possessing firearms.

 

UAA Police Department (UPD) Internship

We are pleased to announce a Spring 2022 internship opportunity with the University of Alaska Anchorage Police Department (UPD) for one outstanding junior or senior in the Justice BA program. The intern will perform a wide variety of assignments and will have an opportunity to become familiar with UPD’s responsibilities and special services that are unique to a university setting, which includes maintaining security of the university buildings, investigating crime, providing crime prevention classes to students, staff, and faculty; providing safety escorts on the university campus; vehicle and room unlocks; and vehicle jumpstarts.

This is an unpaid internship that will require a minimum of 225 hours (75 hours x 3 credits) over the course of the Spring 2022 semester, which begins on Jan. 10, 2022, and ends on April 30, 2022. The schedule will be arranged with UPD. The successful candidate must pass a full background check, which will be arranged through the UPD. This internship will be coordinated through the Justice Center and have a Justice Center faculty advisor. Registration in JUST A495 is required.

Deadline

If you are interested in applying for this internship, complete the attached UPD Internship application and submit it to jlwalker2@alaska.edu no later than 5:00 PM on Oct. 22, 2021. The top five candidates will be notified in early November of the next steps to take.

UPD Internship Application

The selected student will work directly with the police chief and other personnel at the UPD office on campus in the Eugene Short Hallperforming tasks such as:

  • cleaning up data in the UPD record management system;
  • researching models for campus-based victim services programs;
  • researching existing campus, municipal, and state services for crime victims at UAA;
  • developing and implementing a victim services program for UPD and UAA;
  • exploring and making recommendations to UPD leadership about accreditation of the agency;
  • exploring and conducting a staffing and salary survey; and/or
  • performing ride-alongs with officers and telecommunications personnel to understand the totality of roles within the UPD.

 

JUST A495 Internship Information

The internship is an elective in the Justice BA program. Contact the Justice Center for information about earning academic credit through internships, application deadlines, and required forms.

Note: Students who are earning a Legal Studies program certificate/degree in conjunction with a BA in Justice must complete a three-credit Legal Studies Internship (LEGL A495), rather than an internship with a Justice emphasis. Refer to the UAA catalog for all requirements.

Required Forms (fillable)