The Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child Rescue Corps is a paid federal internship that is open to disabled veterans and disabled active duty service members who are transitioning out of the service due to wounds, illness, or injury. (VA/DoD Disability rating)
The HERO Program, operated by HSI in partnership with DoD and PROTECT, is managed by the HSI Cyber Crimes Center and is an annual, federally funded program.
The program mission is to combat the growing problem of child exploitation by recruiting, training, and equipping wounded, ill, or injured veterans to become computer forensic analysts (CFAs). Although positions are not guaranteed, our goal at the end of the internship is to hire successful interns as full-time CFAs to assist Special Agents in the rescue of child sexual victims, the prosecution of sexual predators, and the prevention of child sexual abuse.