Fall 2022- Amtrak Police Intern - 90339940 - Philadelphia

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.

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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


The Amtrak Police Department’s Mid-Atlantic South Patrol Division is seeking a qualified intern whose primary responsibilities will be to provide administrative project support to the 100+ members of this Division of the Amtrak Police Department.


Amtrak Police Department’s (APD) College Student Internship provides qualified students with practical work experience that compliments their academic course work.  It also provides the Amtrak Police Department with an opportunity to involve college students in various aspects of police work. APD’s Internship is designed to provide students with an opportunity to integrate theory and practice. The internship is a paid, non-sworn position. Hours vary.  The intern may work up to 24 hours per week when classes are in session and 40 hours per week during holiday and summer breaks. Interns will gain valuable work experience, on-the-job training, and have an opportunity to develop a professional networking base for the future positions in government service or law enforcement.


Assists the Deputy Chief, Mid-Atlantic Division in providing research, technology and administrative projects of the Amtrak Police Department. Duties will include:

  • Assistance with coordination of a wide-range of projects in support of the Mid-Atlantic patrol operation.
  • Assisting with research, development, and implementation of projects on topics ranging from crime statistics/ analysis, enhanced information-sharing,  state-supported partner initiatives, Explorer and Cadet programs, Community/School Resource, tenant and vendor security awareness, stakeholder training creation, as well as general administrative duties.
  • Presenting research results on a variety of administration functions using computer programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Organizing and maintaining files for the various projects and completing documentation when necessary.
  • Assisting with creating and maintaining standard operating procedures, instructional materials, and presentations relative to patrol procedures.
  • Performing other duties as required.


Strong PC skills including experience in storing, securing, retrieving, sharing, transmitting, analyzing and using data.



Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Political Science, Statistics or a related field.



  • Knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft 360 and statistical software packages.
  • Above average grade point average requirement.
  • Proficient in research methods, and technical writing.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Ability to complete projects within timelines and under minimal supervision.


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:114501
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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