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Summer 2024 - Crime Analysis Intern - 90370790 - New York

Date: Dec 14, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US, 10001 

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.


Are you ready to join our team?

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 Office of Intelligence and Analysis is seeking a qualified intern whose primary responsibilities will be the gathering and analyzing of crime trend data collected from the agency’s Records Management System (RMS).  This data will be utilized for predictive policing initiatives to include the APD’s “CompStat” program.  CompStat is a multilayered dynamic approach to crime reduction, quality of life improvement, and personnel and resource management. The intern will work on a variety of projects with a strong focus on crime analysis. This is a year long internship, so candidates should be available from May 2024 to May 2025.  



  • Report writing, editing, and basic statistics.
  • Apply research techniques.
  • Collect, compile, analyze, and interpret data relative to crime trends.
  • Identify problems and make recommendations.
  • Deal with sensitive issues and confidential information.
  • Assist other employees in technical and procedural activities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, both internally and externally.
  • Create reports periodically on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Intelligence Analyst, Data Analytics, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have at least 3 years of academic undergraduate studies completed or a junior status at minimum.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Available to work a minimum of 30 hours per week between the days/hours: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm



  • Ability to gather and array, process, and analyze data concerning a variety of issues and trends.
  • Ability to analyze problems, create solutions, and motivate others to adopt effective courses of actions, and to stimulate and motivate individuals and groups to achieve desired goals.
  • Ability to prepare studies and reports concerning complex matters and situations.
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective working relations with other department staff.
  • Knowledge of software applications to compile and analyze data and prepare reports. (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Preferred knowledge of SQL, Business Intelligence tools, PowerBI, and ESRI products.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills  


The hourly range is $17.50 per hour - $35.00 per hour. Pay is based on factors including school year, program of study, etc.  In addition paid internships include Amtrak rail pass privileges as a part of the experience along with one (1) PTO day per academic year.

Please be advised that the Summer 2024 internship program will run from May 20th - August 9th.


Requisition ID:160645
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Legal 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:0 - 5% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

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.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

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.