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Public Safety Intern - EPSIP
Job Number: 2019-32369
Category: Interns
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Public Safety - W842500
Union Code: Non Union Position-W00-Non Benefited
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Feb. 2, 2019


Complete the online application and include a short essay either in the "resume" field (the resume and essay should be uploaded as one document) or uploaded as a cover letter on your profile. Please choose from ONE of the essay topics below (Please include within your essay, examples from personal experience, observation, research, and or scholarship. The essay should be succinct and be your original work. It should also reflect an excellent command of English grammar, style and syntax. Maximum length 200 words.):

  1. Explain how diversity has played a role in your career and how it has contributed to the professional you are today
  2. Based on your background and personal experiences, describe a situation where you fostered diversity
  3. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity of UMass Medical School or an encounter that demonstrated the important of diversity to you
  4. Please discuss how your record of achievements has been enhanced by exposure to diverse people, places and experiences or publications


Under the supervision of the Chief of Police or his designee, the UMass Police Department is looking for a summer intern to assist in various projects, research and other required tasks to support the Department.  The candidate should be able to work within a group dynamic and be able to multi-task.  Most importantly, the candidate will have to maintain appropriate privacy and confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of materials maintained within the Agency.   

This is a 10-week internship and the pay is $15/hour. The position is expected to be full-time over those 10 weeks. 


  • Conduct research
  • Assist with the written organization and updates of current initiatives, policies and community policing programming
  • Establishes, maintains, and ensures proper use of confidential files
  • Performs a wide variety of work database management, proofreading, filing, inventorying and recording information
  • Compiles, develops, and designs special reports from a variety of sources


  • Candidates pursuing bachelor’s degree or recent graduates
  • Related experience preferred
  • Must be reliable and able to set consistent work hours
  • Ability to use standard office tools and software (MS-Office)


  • Candidates must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Perform a variety of administrative work involving use of independent judgment, accuracy, speed, and confidentiality
  • Ability to use standard office tools and software (MS-Office)
  • Proficiently operate and maintain office equipment
  • Perform work without continuous supervision and coordinate the work of others
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times
  • Ability to work in a team and meet performance deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to interact with all organizational levels; demonstrated ability to work appropriately with confidential information
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilizes independent judgment, assess priorities, and operate in a flexible manner in order to meet the dynamic needs of the department
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational, analytical and time management skills
  • Demonstrates proficiency with software applications including, but not limited to: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to shoot still photography


  • Some lifting and carrying may be required from ten (10) to 30 (30) pounds
  • Some standing and walking may be required; however, most of time will be spent sitting

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