State of Michigan Michigan Department of State Office of Investigative Services Analytics Intern in Lansing, Michigan

Job Description With questions or for more information about the State of Michigan Internship Program, please visit: State of Michigan Internship Program Overview emAccepting Applications For The Fall 2018 Semester/em The Office of Investigative Services (OIS) Investigative Analytics Section (IAS) was created in 2016 with expectations to provide investigators with analytical case assistance and data analysis responsibilities. Undergraduate or graduate Investigative Analytics Section Analyst interns work beside full-time analysts. Students within the Business Analytics or other comparable majors will research, analyze, conduct data analysis and predictive modeling activities that are used in identifying threats, vulnerabilities and potential weaknesses in business processes and current criminal trends within the State in turn assisting in ensuring the integrity of records, mitigating loss and ensuring consumer protection. In addition to their analytic responsibilities, interns become familiar with the Department and law enforcement/intelligence community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The program allows participants and the Department to assess opportunities for potential temporary or permanent employment following the participant's completion of their coursework (based on position availability). Throughout the program, the interns will be exposed to many IAS functions and the opportunity to work on large data analytic projects. Seeking two interns for the Fall 2018 semester (September through December 2018). Intern Duties Under the immediate direction of the Investigative Analytics Section (IAS) Manager, interns will assist and support the IAS in developing intelligence reports, subject work ups, designing data visualization charts and graphs, executing fraud detection programs, querying confidential database systems, building and maintaining databases, conducting special projects and research assignments, develop statistical methods and demonstrate impacts and outcomes based on statistical models. Interns will also participate in special ongoing projects related to fraud identification and reduction initiatives. Experience/Characteristics Interns should have a working knowledge and/or ability to become proficient in fraud detection techniques; data visualization approaches; statistical analysis of data; creative thinking and conceptualization and excellent verbal and written communication. Skill in the use of personal computers; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint; Microsoft Access; IBM Analyst Notebook; Tableau Desktop; ARC GIS, Harmari and other software used by IAS is preferred. Interns must have the ability to carry out simple instructions; define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; prepare meaningful, concise and accurate reports; verbally present analytic findings; handle sensitive inquiries and maintain confidentiality. Assignments – Projects Throughout the internship program, interns will be exposed to as many IAS related assignments and special projects as possible. Interns may be assigned specific projects relevant to current trends and/or initiatives in the Department. Intern projects will be planned and organized as to allow for sufficient time for completion during the internship semester. A final report of the project will be completed specifically detailing project methodologies and findings. Intern will work 15-20 hours per week as their schedules permit! Required Education and Experience Preferred candidates will b