Investigation Supervisor, Intern Director
Intern Director and Investigation Supervisor -
The Criminal Justice Clinic is a law school clinical course in which students provide outstanding legal representation to defendants charged with misdemeanors while participating in a rich experiential and classroom learning program.
The position of the Intern Director and Investigation Supervisor has four main job responsibilities; The Intern Director is responsible for overseeing every stage of the Internship program; the Investigation Supervisor is responsible for clinical law students and individually supervising their ongoing case investigations; and in providing investigation training to other Georgetown Law Clinics and to programs nationwide.
The Intern Director is solely responsible for recruiting and hiring interns and executing the internship program. Each term, the Director conducts an intensive weeklong training that teaches interns the fundamentals of criminal defense investigation. The Intern Director provides an in-depth training on interviewing and taking statements from government witnesses, serving subpoenas, safety in the field and navigating around the District, defense theories, witness identification, photographing and diagraming crime scenes, and the criminal justice system as a whole.
The Investigation Supervisor is responsible for meeting with law students and supervising their investigations daily. Duties include providing feedback on statements, interviews, and encouraging them to get better investigative results. The Supervisor also is responsible for teaching several defense investigation classes throughout the year. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Reviews the investigative plans of fellows and law students, providing advice and direct responses to questions and resolving investigative problems.
- Monitors investigative actions to ensure compliance with ethics and standards of appropriate behavior.
- Modifies investigative guidelines to reflect changes in strategy and access to information.
- Oversees the performance of investigation interns throughout the term, providing instruction and establishing guidelines for fellows working with investigative interns, delegating responsibilities to investigators and resolving problems between investigators and fellows.
- Completes performance evaluations.
Administration, Intern Investigation Program
- Creates relationships with all undergraduate colleges.
- Develops and disseminates internship descriptions and application materials.
- Maintains listings in internship publications
- Negotiates credit arrangements with academic supervisors and departments, reviewing applications.
- Establishes qualifications and criteria for selection, interviewing candidates and selecting interns. Also, establishes individual internship plans for interns to receive credit and formalizing such plans.
- Creates and maintains records, responding to requests for information and to inquiries about current and former interns, writing final evaluations and recommendations.
- Develops training syllabus and materials for investigative training provided to fellows and students.
- Develops materials for training law students in investigation; teaching investigation in law student/ fellow orientation
- Provides on going investigative training as needed.
- Conducts training each term for investigative interns, and conducts additional training each week in advanced instigative skills.
- Researches changes to criminal defense investigation and update the manuals.
- Trains other public defender and clinical law school programs on defense investigation.
- Provides updated defense investigation techniques and manuals and help support other intern investigation programs, furthering Georgetown Law policies on academic excellence.
- Bachelor's degree
- Minimum of three years of criminal defense investigation experience
- Comprehensive grasp of defense investigation basics, social media investigation, background checks, and interviewing techniques
- Knowledge of program implantation and supervision
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