Intern, Special Programs; Long Term Missing Cases

Headquarters, 333 John Carlyle, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America Req #368
Thursday, July 14, 2022

POSITION: Intern, Special Programs; Long Term Missing Cases

DEPARTMENT: Missing Children Division (MCD)

LOCATION: Alexandria, Virginia
SEMESTER: Fall 2022


If the application deadline date has been reached and positions are still posted, please continue to apply as positions are still available and we are still accepting applications.


Interns will assist Long Term Missing Case Managers and Supervisor with the following:

·Follow up appropriately on cases of long term missing and abducted children cases

·Assist in coordinating biometric collection information

·Coordinate collection of Family Reference Photos to update Age Progression Images

·Confirm NCMEC leads have been distributed to appropriate law enforcement officer

·Assist in organizing case files in preparation for case reviews

·Prepare supplemental progress reports on case reviews and investigative efforts

·Communicate professionally with law-enforcement and family members on long term cases of missing and abducted children

·Participate in case review discussions with Long Term Missing Case Managers

·Conduct computer database searches

·Network with law-enforcement and state agencies to help resolve cases

·Attend various on-site training seminars and presentations


·Must Currently have or working towards a Master’s Degree or other advanced degree related to Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Forensic Psychology, or a related field of study

·Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

·Able to work in person at NCMEC Alexandria office

·Demonstrated ability to analyze written materials

·Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·Ability to work independently or as a part of a team

·Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information

·An interest and/or knowledge in crimes against children


Although internships are unpaid positions, each intern will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and hands-on experience in the position of his/her choosing and will receive academic credit through an approved program at his/her college or as a volunteer. Interns will be reimbursed for parking or public transportation expenses.


The Long Term Missing Case Unit Intern is required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Interns will be excused to attend internship program functions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Headquarters, 333 John Carlyle, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America