Jordan Plitt '13
Pennsauken, N.J. | Political Science
INTERPOL Washington’s Counterterrorism Division
How I landed the internship:
I applied and was recommended by Homeland Security Investigations, with whom I had previously interned last summer.
What it’s like working for INTERPOL:
I am doing research and data processing of pertinent figures in piracy. I’m also doing research in the counter proliferations field, which pertains to stolen domestic, sensitive technology.
The biggest surprise so far:
I’m realizing how competitive the field is, as well as what is required in order to obtain an agent position within federal law enforcement. Not too long ago, an associate’s degree (along with military service) was sufficient enough. However, today a bachelor’s degree is simply not enough. The typical agent has greatly evolved, which is not necessarily portrayed to the general public.
I intend to enlist in the Air Force or Army following college for several years. Following this I would like to obtain my master’s degree. I will then have a realistic shot at obtaining an agent position with Homeland Security Investigations.
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