Bedfordshire Police welcomes latest set of interns
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Bedfordshire Police has welcomed a new intake of interns who will be working in various departments across the force and hoping to make a real impact on the organisation.
The force have welcomed nine interns in total from universities including Aston University, Northumbria University, Royal Holloway and Essex University.
Danielle Thompsett is one of this year’s interns who is working with the force's Public Protection Unit (PPU).
“I’ve always had an interest in either joining the police or working with at-risk children and teenagers," she said.
"Within my degree course there are different elements of both psychology and criminology which interest me and lead me to different thoughts of where my future career lies.
“My current interest is in supporting domestic abuse victims. I’m looking forward to helping introduce fresh views and ideas surrounding victim care and their rights.
"I’m still only in the first few weeks of the internship, but so far working within PPU seems to be a good opportunity for me to explore future career opportunities and hopefully make a positive contribution while I’m here.”
Sarah Caves, the force's intern officer, said: “Our previous interns have been praised for the impact they have had on the teams they work with.
"They have assisted with projects, completed reviews, helped with implementation and ultimately helped the force reach our goals and targets.
“In return, the interns grow in confidence and knowledge, and gain a wealth of experience working in a corporate and policing environment. It’s amazing to see their growth from meeting them on their first day and seeing them off on their final day.”
Applications for the force's summer and sandwich schemes will be opening soon. If you are interested in applying, please contact [email protected] to find out about the internships and how to apply.