NYC Department of Investigation Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD

Investigative Intern/FellowProgram for Students and Recent Graduates

 Spring 2020 (February through May) 

The New York City Department of Investigation’s (DOI) Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD (OIG-NYPD) is charged with investigating, reviewing, studying, auditing, and making recommendations regarding the operations, policies, programs, and practices of the New York City Police Department, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of the NYPD, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the police force. OIG-NYPD is independent of the NYPD and is part of the New York City Department of Investigation. For more information, visit

DOI’s OIG-NYPD is seeking Undergraduate or Graduate student Interns to assist OIG-NYPD Investigators in a wide range of Investigative projects. The position offers Interns an opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues of public concern in a new, high-profile environment. Interns will support OIG-NYPD operations and assist Investigators in conducting confidential and sensitive investigations into the operations, policies, programs, and practices of the NYPD. They will review investigative material and related documentation, assist Investigators with interviewing the public, complainants, witnesses, and law enforcement professionals, and will be educated on other investigative tactics. Interns will be expected to analyze problems and deficiencies relating to complex police operations and assist in the preparation of well-organized and written investigative reports. They will also assist in screening and investigating complaints filed by the public related to NYPD. Interns will also participate in internal and external meetings with key stakeholders, and help develop strategies and policies. The position is unpaid.

The qualified candidate should be energetic and enthusiastic about working in government and on police accountability, law enforcement, civil rights, and criminal justice issues. Candidates should demonstrate good judgment, high ethical standards, strong analytical and writing skills, and a proactive attitude. All candidates are required to clear a criminal background check.

To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, transcript and a short (5-10 page) writing sample via email or postal service to:

Asim Rehman

Acting-Director of Investigations

Office of Inspector General for the NYPD

NYC Department of Investigation

180 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor

 New York, NY 10038

[email protected]

(Subject Line: Investigator Internship Spring 2020)


In addition to internships with the Inspector General for the NYPD, the NYC Department of Investigation offers internships with Inspector Generals of other NYC agencies as well as with DOI’s General Counsel unit and other internal functions.  To apply for one of these DOI internships, please visit

Applicants participating in a formal internship program through their school should specify the duration of the program and the number of hours they will be available and/or required to work and include the necessary supervisory procedures for obtaining course credit from their schools. Candidates will be required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting will close once positions are filled.  Deadline to submit your resume and cover letter is November 1, 2019. Please direct questions to the email address above.