Law and Criminal Justice Internships

If you're interested in a career in law or criminal justice, there's no better place to intern than Washington, D.C.

  • 6 Rewarding Careers in Criminal Justice For College Students to Consider

    6 Rewarding Careers in Criminal Justice For College Students to Consider

    If you’re looking for careers in criminal justice, you’re not limited to becoming a police officer. Here are some other, lesser-known options.

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  • Gaining Clarity on a Career in Criminal Justice Reform

    Gaining Clarity on a Career in Criminal Justice Reform

    Olivia Avery, Political Science and Anthropology major from University of Vermont, interned at the Council for Court Excellence through TWC's Academic Internship Program.

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  • Sample Criminal Justice Internships Outside of Law Enforcement

    Sample Criminal Justice Internships Outside of Law Enforcement

    Are you a criminal justice major interested in spending a semester with The Washington Center? Learn more about potential internship placements in the field outside of law enforcement.

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  • 32 Questions with Isabel Conrath from Tiffin University

    32 Questions with Isabel Conrath from Tiffin University

    In the face of uncertainty and the new normal of remote work, we’re asking students in our Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program what’s inspiring them right now. 

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  • D.C.  Internships for Criminal Justice Students17:54

    D.C. Internships for Criminal Justice Students

    In this recorded webinar, the TWC Admissions Team talks about the types of Washington, D.C. internships available for criminal justice majors.

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  • Studying for the LSAT (Or Other Grad School Tests) While Interning in D.C.

    Studying for the LSAT (Or Other Grad School Tests) While Interning in D.C.

    Balancing an internship, course work and graduate school exam prep isn't easy, but it is do-able. Use these tips to manage your time.

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  • Fitchburg State Students Gain Valuable Career Experience, Build Networks in Washington, D.C.

    Fitchburg State Students Gain Valuable Career Experience, Build Networks in Washington, D.C.

    Since 2001, Fitchburg State University students have been coming to The Washington Center (TWC) to intern, build their professional networks and establish a solid foundation to launch their careers.

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  • From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    Interning for one of the largest federal agencies in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security, can be nerve-wracking. I knew that I had to be on my A-game.

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  • What It's Like to Intern with The U.S. Marshals Service

    What It's Like to Intern with The U.S. Marshals Service

    As a criminal justice student with the goal of working in federal law enforcement, it has been a privilege to intern at the United States Marshals Service in Washington, D.C.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Holly Burke, Grand Valley State University

    Intern Spotlight: Holly Burke, Grand Valley State University

    Holly Burke traded her small campus in Michigan for a D.C. internship with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The experience helped her develop networking and other professional skills.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Nicholas Midei, Waynesburg University

    Intern Spotlight: Nicholas Midei, Waynesburg University

    Interning with the U.S. Marshals Service allowed Waynesburg University's Nicholas Midei to see if Washington, D.C. was the right fit for his criminal justice career. 

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  • Intern Spotlight: Hunter Johnson, Florida State University

    Intern Spotlight: Hunter Johnson, Florida State University

    Florida State’s Hunter Johnson interned with the nonprofit National Legal Aid & Defender Association. Her internship was the perfect way to explore what the legal field looked like in real life.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Monique Reyes1:27

    Intern Spotlight: Monique Reyes

    An internship at a nonprofit legal aid office helped Monique Reyes, a student from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, realize the value of her language and multicultural skills.

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  • Sample Internship Sites

    Sample Internship Sites

    Hundreds of nonprofit, international, private sector, and government agencies host Washington Center interns each year. This list is not exhaustive and includes only a subset of organizations at which

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  • Intern Spotlight: Emily Zahran, University of Vermont

    Intern Spotlight: Emily Zahran, University of Vermont

    University of Vermont student Emily Zahran knew she wanted to go to law school, but her D.C. internship with a criminal justice attorney focused her concentration and influenced her future.

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  • Gaining Greater Self-Confidence In a Demanding Field

    Gaining Greater Self-Confidence In a Demanding Field

    Meg Riggle, a National Security Seminar, AIP, and Robert Morris alum, is an authority in the security field. "My experience has made me who I am and a lot stronger than I could have ever imagined."

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  • A Day in the Life of a Department of Homeland Security Intern

    A Day in the Life of a Department of Homeland Security Intern

    What does a typical day in the life of a Department of Homeland Security Intern look like? Summer 2019 student Nicole Garcia breaks down her routine. 

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  • Intern Spotlight: Thomas Delany1:20

    Intern Spotlight: Thomas Delany

    Thomas Delany, a student from Stockton University, interned at a small law firm. The experience solidified his aspiration to go to law school.

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  • U.S Marshals Groom the Next Generation of Law Enforcement

    U.S Marshals Groom the Next Generation of Law Enforcement

    For interns pursuing majors in Law and Criminal Justice, it doesn’t get much more immersive than spending 15 weeks with the U.S Marshals Service.

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  • How I Got an Internship with the Department of Homeland Security

    How I Got an Internship with the Department of Homeland Security

    As a computer science major, I felt like I didn’t belong in D.C. as well as someone majoring in political science or international affairs would. In the beginning, I worried that I wouldn’t be...

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