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DCI Internships: 2017 Summer Internship Opportunities

The DCI is now accepting applications for Summer 2017 internships. 

Since 1921, the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has provided professional support to federal, state, county, and city law enforcement agencies and unwavering service to the citizens of Iowa. An internship with the DCI will provide a student with the opportunity to experience the variety of services and investigative resources the DCI provide on a daily basis. A DCI internship will provide exposure to the many different people, places, and things that make the DCI a premiere law enforcement agency. 

The DCI internship program is open to current college students who are at least 19 years old, US citizens, in good standing with their college/university, have a valid driver’s license, and who successfully pass a thorough background investigation. The DCI internship program provides unpaid internships. The DCI internship program offers internships at DCI headquarters, in Des Moines, only. 

A DCI summer internship will provide the opportunity to experience daily life within a state
law enforcement agency. As a part of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), a DCI summer internship will provide access to each of the six DPS Divisions – Criminal Investigation, State Patrol, Narcotics Enforcement, State Fire Marshal, Administration and Intelligence.

Additionally, the internship program will provide access to law enforcement professionals,
medical examiners, prosecutors, and others who work with the DCI on a regular basis. The
internship program will provide interns with the opportunity to work as a group on projects with direct law enforcement correlation.

The summer internship program will run from June 5 - August 12. Summer internships will
consist of approximately 20 hours per week (Monday – Thursday). Internship schedules will be established by the DCI internship coordinator.  

Interested students should complete and submit, via US Mail, the attached application and pre- employment questionnaire. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2017

Pre-Employment Questionnaire


Incomplete applications or pre-employment questionnaires will not be processed. Please submit completed application and questionnaire, via US MAIL, to my attention:

Adam DeCamp, Special Agent in Charge
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Division of Criminal Investigation
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

To be considered, all applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2017.


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