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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Alumni Q&A With Robert Morris Grad Meg Riggle

    Alumni Q&A With Robert Morris Grad Meg Riggle

    Meg Riggle, a National Security Seminar and AIP alum, is now an authority in the security field, as Manager of Integration and Test Engineering at leading global security contractor, Northrop Grumman.

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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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  • A Zombie Autopsy, STEM Lessons & an FBI Forensics Examiner Walk Into the RAF

    A Zombie Autopsy, STEM Lessons & an FBI Forensics Examiner Walk Into the RAF

    Bob was wrapped in a green plastic tarp when the students filed into the room. The story goes he was sent to the Centers for Disease Control by his family, dead from an unknown virus. By the end...

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