Dirigo Investigations Seeks Summer 2014 Intern Applicants

Contact: Dirigo Investigations, LLC.

Thomas Santaguida   tom@dirigois.com    (207) 373-9317


Date of Announcement: February 25, 2014

Dirigo Investigations is a Brunswick, Maine based professional investigations firm providing investigation services to Clients in Maine, nationwide and internationally. Dirigo Investigations conducts legal investigations on an ethical platform. Dirigo Investigations provides investigation services to insurance, corporate, law firm and private Clients. We generally do not provide criminal defense investigation services, although all requests are carefully considered.

Internship Summary:

Dirigo Investigations, LLC is seeking candidates to apply for a paid internship beginning in late May 2014 and ending prior to the beginning of the fall 2014 semester. The person selected may have the opportunity for part-time employment during the 2014-2015 school years and upon graduation, full time employment at the end of the 2015 school year.

Internship Position Summary Information:

Dirigo Investigations is seeking qualified applicants for an internship. We are seeking a person with a diverse set of skills and personal/professional characteristics. The internship position will be 20 hours per week. Hours per week may vary. The intern will be required to complete a very wide range of diverse tasks relating to the full operation and administration of an investigations firm. Some work at home may be permitted.

Position Tasks and Duties*:

  • Investigative research and investigation support
  • Pre-employment background verification research
  • Contact with Clients by phone, e-mail and by paper letter
  • Evidence administration and handling
  • Technology tasks
  • Marketing, sales
  • Basic administrative duties
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Director. 

*Interns qualifying for an Investigative Assistant (IA) License may become a licensed IA and participate in investigations.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Applicants must be a student in good standing in a relevant major area of study. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.  Applicants must have a current and valid, unrestricted driver license and reliable method of transportation to Brunswick, Maine.  Applicants must have a clear background to meet the minimum requirements necessary to obtain an Investigator’s Assistant license. The intern must be willing to sign a “no-compete and confidentiality” agreement to ensure that proprietary, protected and otherwise confidential investigative information is secure. The candidate selected for the position must pass a comprehensive background check. The intern must be available to work at least three days per week and/or at least 20 hours per week*

*The possibility of increased hours being offered may occur

Students who have successfully completed their junior year, but have not yet started their senior year in/by the spring of 2014 are preferred.

Desired Skills and Characteristics: 

  • Excellent time manager
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal and written
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to relate to persons from all walks of life
  • Ability to keep sensitive investigation information 100% confidential
  • Ability to maintain discretion
  • Naturally inquisitive and intuitive
  • Skilled at the use of modern technology platforms
  • Skilled problem solver
  • Highly skilled at use, examination and navigation of popular social media
  • Skill at using a wide variety of electronics
  • Confident
  • Professional appearance
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to accept and execute a wide range of duties
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Interest in a career in private sector investigations
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Be able and willing to speak confidently to people you do not know about sensitive investigation issues
  • Prompt

The successful candidate will participate in the full range of activities necessary to running a small investigations firm. Interns who complete the summer program successfully may be offered to be sponsored as an Investigative Assistant and continued part-time employment — and upon graduation, Dirigo may offer full time employment and strategically place a successful intern in a full time position.

Application Procedure:

Qualified and interested students should submit: 1) a one page cover letter of interest; 2) a resume including personal contact information to Dirigo Investigations, LLC 18 Pleasant Street, Suite 507, Brunswick, ME  04011 by US Mail or by e-mail to: info@dirigois.com no later than Friday April 4, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Late applications will be discarded.

Selection Process:

Dirigo Investigations will interview final candidates at the Dirigo office in Brunswick, Maine sometime before Friday May 2, 2014. Finalists may be required to demonstrate competency and be required to submit additional materials prior to the interview. Candidates not selected will be notified by US mail and/or e-mail.

Anticipated Internship Dates:

Monday June 2, 2014 through Friday August 15, 2014


Thomas A. Santaguida, President/Senior Investigator

Dirigo Investigations, LLC

18 Pleasant Street, Suite 507

Brunswick, Maine  04011                        E-mail: tom@dirigois.com


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