Division of Management Services

DCI Internship Opportunities


The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) provides investigative support and services to law enforcement agencies.  DCI special agents are assigned to field offices in Madison, Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire or Wausau. DCI special agents investigate crimes that are of statewide nature, importance or influence, and fall within one of the following specialty areas:


Arson – Investigation of fires of a suspected incendiary nature, fires that result in the loss of life and explosions of suspected criminal origins.

Financial Crimes – Investigation relating to identity theft, antitrust violations and other economic crime.

Gaming – Investigation of gaming-related crime aimed at protecting the public interest and the integrity of games of chance played in the state.

Internet Crimes Against Children – Investigation of the internet as a tool to sexually exploit children.

Narcotics – Investigation and enforcement of state and federal narcotics laws.

Public Integrity – Investigation of public employees or other governmental entities.

Special Assignments – Investigation including suspicious deaths, missing persons, organized crime, prostitution-related offenses and crimes against children.

Wisconsin State Information Center - A multi-agency, multi-disciplinary information sharing environment serving federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, public and private sector stakeholders with an “all crimes, all hazards, all threats” approach.


Interns with the Division of Criminal Investigation assist special agents in case-related duties. These duties include interviews, execution of search warrants, surveillance, records review and information gathering. Interns document case activities using the standard Department of Justice reporting system.


Qualities and skills necessary for a successful intern:

  • honesty/integrity
  • listening
  • analytical
  • leadership
  • confidence
  • team-oriented outlook
  • observational skills
  • written/oral communication skills
  • planning/organizational skills
  • high stress tolerance
  • reliability
  • decision-making ability

Minimum Qualifications

1. Completed two years of higher education (i.e., at least 60 academic credits)

2. Eligible for Wisconsin driver's license

3. Pass a comprehensive background investigation


Internship Coordinator: Matthew Joy


If you are interested in a summer internship with DCI, apply by resume before February 1 of each calendar year. In your cover letter, please indicate how many credits you will have completed by the end of the spring semester and which cities you can work from. Application materials should be sent to:


Matthew Joy

Internship Coordinator
Wisconsin Department of Justice

Division of Criminal Investigation

P.O. Box 7857

Madison, WI 53707-7857