About the Agency
THIS OPPORTUNITY IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS THE BLUE BOX TO THE TOP RIGHT OF THE PAGE STATES - THIS OPPORTUNITY IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO ILL, INJURED, OR WOUNDED ARMED SERVICE MEMBERS OR ILL, INJURED, OR WOUNDED VETERANS.
The Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (H.E.R.O.) Child-Rescue Corps is seeking candidates for a one-year, non-paid internship at computer forensics labs in more than 50 Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement law enforcement offices throughout the United States.
These internships are reserved for ill, injured, or wounded service members who are either active, separated or retired from all service components.
Before reporting to the field offices, candidates receive 3 weeks of training with the National Association to Protect Children regarding the issues surrounding child exploitation and an additional 8 weeks of highly technical computer forensic training all in an effort to provide candidates with the tools necessary to assist federal agents in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.
Who May Apply:
These positions are reserved for ill, injured, or wounded armed service members and ill, injured, or wounded veterans who meet one of the following criteria:
- Currently on active duty, due to transition out of the service, and able to serve in the Operation Warfighter (OWF) Program.
- Currently separated or retired and eligible under the Veteran Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation program.
- Discharged from the service and currently a part-time or full-time student enrolled in a 2 year, 4 year, graduate, and/or certificate program.
These positions are located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations offices in over fifty (50) possible locations nationwide.
As a H.E.R.O. Child-Rescue Corps Volunteer, training will involve both familiarization with child protective techniques and law, as well as utilization of computer forensic tools to combat child abuse such as:
- Knowledge of child abuse, exploitation and protection
- Knowledge of criminal and predator behavior
- Overview of the Child Protection System, the Criminal Justice System and International Law
- Role of the computer forensic analyst in the investigation of child predators
You will learn and utilize the following computer forensic techniques:
- Preview hard drives using forensically sound procedures to scan for evidence
- Conduct analysis of internet artifacts
- Image and analyze Random Access Memory (RAM) on a live computer system
- Analyze the Windows Registry to determine removable volumes that have been attached to the computer system
- Examine Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) information embedded inside graphic images
- Assist with conducting validation testing of computer forensic hardware and software
- Occasional Travel
- You will be required to travel for the 11 week training course