The Intern of the Month: March 2018
Sharlyn Alvarnaz, an NCC criminal justice major, had visions of becoming a first responder or working in law enforcement when she was a little girl. Impacted by the September 11, 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers of New York, Sharlyn vowed to begin a career in civil service. Landing an internship with the Bethlehem Police Department has proven to be a milestone in Sharlyn's life. Sharlyn (pictured alone) was hired by Captain Scott Meixell, Internship Program Coordinator (pictured with Sharlyn) in January. While Sharlyn is thrilled to have been chosen to intern for the Bethlehem Police Department, the position does include some challenges. More significantly, getting physically fit for a law enforcement career is Sharlyn's first priority. Since obtaining the internship, she has developed a routine workout schedule to help her to stay in shape. Sharlyn is juggling a marriage and completing her criminal justice coursework so she can graduate on time in May of this year.
Sharlyn has been a model intern. She turns in all paperwork and timesheets on time, returns phone calls and emails, reports to her internship with an unmatched enthusiasm to soak in as much knowledge as possible, and she loves what she does. Sharyln is impressed by how the Bethlehem Police Department takes pride in what they do and how knowledgeable they are. Her future plans include moving out of state to attend a police academy in order to begin a career in law enforcement.
Sharlyn is not the first NCC criminal justice intern to be hired by the Bethlehem Police Department. Another criminal justice student interned at the Department two years ago and transferred to a four year college to pursue her Bachelor's degree in the criminal justice field.
The Internship Office commends Sharyln for her work ethic, fortitude, and enthusiasm for helping other individuals. Thank you Bethlehem Police Department for believing in the abilities of NCC students!