Information Technology/Systems Intern

Internship Position Description

Position Title:

Information Technology/Systems Intern - Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Department  (unpaid internship)

Background investigations for this internship can take two - three months to process.

Name and Location of Agency/Department Requesting Intern:

Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Department
Information Systems Bureau
Support Services Division
Santa Ana, CA 92703

Functions of Agency/Department:

The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department is a modern, progressive law enforcement agency dedicated to protecting the peace and enhancing the quality of life for everyone in the County of Orange.  The Department provides primary police services to 700,000 residents of 12 cities, the unincorporated areas of Orange County, as well as security for John Wayne Airport, harbors and coastline, public transportation, and courts.

The Information Systems Bureau, Support Services Division is responsible for the following primary functions:

  • Information Technology - Responsible for the IT-related activity for approximately 4,000 employees and more than 320 law enforcement applications.
  • Records -  Maintains all departmental records and manages warrants, subpoenas and teletype operations on a 24/7 basis.
  • Property and Evidence - Responsible for the legal intake, storage and disposal of more than 160,000 items, including narcotics, weapons, cash and DNA.

Intern Duties/Responsibilities:

Interns will provide staff support with the following projects:

  • Set up and maintenance of computers and peripherals
  • Assistance with application development and Data Center operations
  • Assistance with organization of warehouse facility

Educational Requirements:

Internship is best suited for senior- or graduate-level students or recent graduates with computer science and/or IT backgrounds with specialties in hardware related to desktops, servers and networking and developers in Microsoft languages in .NET.

Skills, Training or Qualifications:

Ideal candidates must have programming knowledge in  Microsoft languages, including VB, C#, C++, and Web Dev.  Legacy applications are used in older versions, but all new development is done in the current MS languages.  Knowledge of and experience in SQL is a plus.

Time Commitment:

Minimum 12 - 15 hours per week for 3 - 6 months. Hours must be scheduled in 3- to 8-hour blocks of time during regular business hours (Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.). Applicants able to schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for this internship typically gain a more in-depth experience.

Benefits Available to Intern:

Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to paid employment, students and recent graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to:

  • Build resumes and explore career options
  • Apply academic skills and knowledge to the workplace
  • Fulfill college/university internship requirements
  • Network in their fields of interest with professionals who are dedicated to making a positive difference in Orange County
  • Intern with one of the premier employers in the region


Required Background Investigation:

Background investigations that can take two – three months to process will be conducted on applicants who have successfully interviewed for the internship and wish to pursue placement.

The background investigation will include a pre-screen interview, background interview and Livescan fingerprinting.

The following documents will be completed by qualified applicants during the background investigation:

  • Civilian Intern Personal History form (includes employment history & arrest record)
  • Notarized Authorization to Release Information form

As part of the background investigation, applicants will be required to provide three references along with original copies of the following documents:

  • Birth certificate or if applicable, naturalization certificate/resident card (passport is not accepted)
  • Driver’s license
  • Social Security card
  • High school & college official transcripts (must be sealed)
  • Proof of current automobile insurance coverage  

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