Internship at the ICHIP Office

The ICHIP Office for Central, Southern and Eastern Europe at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb is looking to recruit a student intern to support the office’s day-to-day activities related to cooperation with regional courts, legislative bodies, relevant government ministries, international organizations, prosecutors, computer forensic laboratories, computer emergency response teams (CERTs) and other law enforcement officials in the area of cybercrime, cybersecurity and digital evidence. The intern will assist in coordinating and planning cybercrime and digital evidence capacity building programs for judges, prosecutors, investigators, computer forensic analysts and policy officials. Lastly, the intern will participate in meetings, seminars, trainings, and workshops organized by or attended by the ICHIP Office Zagreb.

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

December 15, 2021

HOW TO APPLY

Send your CV and letter of interest to zagrebhr@state.gov , no later then the closing date of this announcement.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Must have a strong interest in criminal law and/or cybercrime, digital evidence, cybersecurity; be knowledgeable in MS Office; have strong English language writing skills and excellent communication skills.

REQUIRED DURATION

Minimum 3 months

WORK SCHEDULE

15 hours per week minimum, though there is flexibility on schedule

COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYMENT STATUS

All internships are uncompensated.  All students participating in the Local Internship Program will be considered volunteers pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 3111.  As such, they will not be “employees” of the U.S. Government or any of its agencies or missions.

MINIMUM AGE

Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of participation in the program.

CITIZENSHIP/LEGAL RESIDENCE

The Local Internship Program is only open to students who are either citizens or legal residents of Croatia.  For legal residents, post must verify the citizenship or legal residency status and authorization to participate in a student volunteer program.

DEFINITION OF STUDENT 

Applicants must meet the definition of student, as defined in 5 CFR § 308.101: “Student is an individual who is enrolled not less than half-time in a high school*, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university or other accredited educational institution.  An individual who is a student is deemed not to have ceased to be a student during an interim between school years if the interim is not more than 5 months and if such individual shows to the satisfaction of the agency that the individual has a bona fide intention of continuing to pursue a course of study or training in the same or different educational institution during the school semester (or other period into which the school year is divided) immediately after the interim.” *NOTE: To be considered for the Local Internship Program, students must have graduated from high school or equivalent secondary school prior to beginning the program and must be at least 18 years old.  Also, there is not a break of service for purposes of this requirement if an individual is receiving academic credit for the internship, even if not otherwise taking classes.

TRANSCRIPT AND PERMISSION

Applicants must be in good academic standing at their current educational institution and must provide a certified transcript verifying this.  Applicants must also provide written permission from the educational institution at which they are currently enrolled to participate in the Local Internship Program

SECURITY AND MEDICAL CERTIFICATIONS 

Applicants must receive a successful security certification and medical certification from post prior to beginning the program.