The Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child-Rescue Corps is a program developed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in conjunction with the National Association to Protect Children.
The HERO Child-Rescue Corps Program is designed for wounded, injured and ill Special Operations Forces to receive training in high-tech computer forensics and law enforcement skills, to assist federal agents in the fight against online child sexual exploitation. Upon successful completion of the program HERO interns will have the knowledge, skills and experience to apply for careers with federal, state and local police agencies, and other organizations, in the field of computer forensics.
The program is now seeking additional candidates for this one-year, non-paid internship at HSI computer forensics laboratories across the country. Application deadline is Feb. 7, 2014. Please contact your Care Coalition advocate and the USSOCOM Care Coalition Transition Team at CareCoalitionTransition@socom.mil.
The HERO Corps Program entails:
The HERO Corps Program is open to all wounded, ill or injured SOCOM Care Coalition Special Operations Forces who meet at least one of the following conditions:
Additionally, you must meet the minimum requirements below:
HERO Corps participants will be expected to pass the CompTIA A+ certification test following two weeks of preparatory training at the HSI Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Virginia. This training consists of computer fundamentals, computer technology, computer hardware and software, basic computer networking principles and understanding the installation and configuration of operating systems. The second portion of the training, the Basic Computer Evidence Recovery Training (BCERT), is an introduction to computer forensics, write blocking concepts, computer imaging, memory acquisition, forensic software tools and legal issues/concerns. Upon completion of the computer forensic training, participants will have received the CompTIA A+ certification, the AccessData Certified Examiners (ACE) certification and the EnCase 1 training certificate.
The HERO Corps is a non-paid internship program. Individuals selected for this program are not considered federal employees for any purpose other than compensation for injuries sustained during the performance of work assignments. This volunteer opportunity does not imply or guarantee any permanent or temporary federal civil service employment with DHS and ICE.
Please contact your Care Coalition advocate and the USSOCOM Care Coalition Transition Team at CareCoalitionTransition@socom.mil.
For additional information or questions on the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Care Coalition.
The HERO Corps opportunities are available in the following locations: