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For Immediate Release

February 4, 2011

DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico

(505) 462-2330 (desk)

The United States Marshals Service Brings Internship Program to New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM- The University of New Mexico has been participating in the internship program with the Marshals Service in Albuquerque for over 6 years and more than 20 students. Starting in the fall semester of 2011 the Las Cruces office of the United States Marshals Service will provide internship opportunities for students at the New Mexico State University. The internship program provides students interested in federal law enforcement an opportunity to obtain educational work experience and an understanding of the role of the U.S. Marshals Service in the justice system. Program areas include: Investigative & Fugitive Operations, Court Security, Judicial Security, Prisoner Operations, Administrative Services, and Agency Management.


The United States Marshals Service, District of New Mexico, will now accept applications for student interns for the fall 2011 semester. To apply, submit the following documents: a current resume including all employment from the last five years and three personal references; a cover letter describing future career goals and interest in the U.S. Marshals Service; and an unofficial academic transcript. The application may be presented (time and location to be determined). Prospective candidates will be interviewed in Las Cruces and Albuquerque; selected candidates will complete additional paperwork for government service, including a drug use questionnaire and personal history form.


At the beginning of the program, students will meet with the Intern Liaison to establish a schedule for the semester. This is a voluntary, unpaid internship, designed to be flexible to work around existing employment and academic commitments. Interns are expected to work at least eight hours per week. Interns must arrive on time for all scheduled assignments, in appropriate business attire. To be excused from a work day, an intern must contact the Supervisor or Intern Liaison by phone. It is the studentís responsibility to complete all necessary procedures for receiving university credit for the internship. Participating students should notify the Intern Liaison of any paperwork that must be verified or submitted by the USMS. Interns cannot directly participate in law enforcement activities.



  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university.

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree; preferred degree programs are criminal justice, criminology, political science, psychology, public administration, sociology, and social science. Additional degree programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Cumulative overall GPA of 2.75, GPA in major of 3.0.

  • At least a second semester sophomore at the time of application.

  • Pass a structured interview, background investigation, and drug test.

Intern Liaison/Recruiter: Deputy U.S. Marshal Yvette Soto, (575) 915-6067,

Recruiter: Deputy U.S. Marshal Nancy Valdez, 575.640-3770,

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