Sheriff recruits teens for paid summer internships

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is now recruiting high school students to participate its Summer Enrichment Program. Established in 2014 by Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins the program provides summer employment for Suffolk County teens who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

Twenty high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to gain experience with a paid internship, which focuses on law enforcement and the court system. The interns will learn about inner-workings of law enforcement through job shadowing, experience weekly presentations by members of law enforcement, which include representatives from the FBI and the Boston Fire Department among many others, participate in roundtable discussions, law enforcement-related field trips, and educational tours.

Rocco Carvahlo, who both participated in the Summer Enrichment Program last year, said: “I am truly glad that I was part of this program and the amount of information I learned permanently set my mind to working in law.”

“The Summer Enrichment Program has expanded my views on law enforcement and absolutely helped me to gain a wider perspective on the multiple avenues of law enforcement, ranging from city [government] up to federal,” said Brianna Cinelli, who also joined the program last summer.

The seven-week program starts on July 11 and ends the week of August 22. Applicants take part in a competitive interview process, and only mature and professional candidates with a genuine interest in law enforcement are considered for employment. Students report for work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call Nadia Lovinsky at 617-704-6656 or email her at nlovinsky@scsdma.org. The deadline to submit the application for this program is May 20. Visit www.scsdma.org to apply.

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