The National Criminal Justice Association hires interns for semester long internships throughout the year, including the summer. The NCJA's undergraduate internship program is designed to provide substantive experience in criminal justice policy to undergraduate students.
Interns primarily research and write articles for two NCJA newsletters and participate in other projects as assigned. Much of their time is spent summarizing and analyzing criminal justice research reports, as well as attending and reporting on congressional hearings, Justice Department briefings and other meetings around the city. Clerical duties are minimal.
Because the interns spend much of their time writing, the NCJA is looking for prospective interns who have excellent writing skills. However, prospective interns are not required to have a specific academic major. We are looking for inquisitive, hard-working students who have a genuine interest in criminal justice or journalism.
The unpaid internship positions are available on a full-time or part-time basis throughout the academic year and during the summer. We prefer that students work between 30-40 hours per week but are willing to accommodate students' academic schedules.
Students who would like to be considered for an internship are asked to send a cover letter, resume and writing samples (no more than five pages).
*A copy of a current transcript is encouraged.
Send materials to: Bethany Broida
Director of Communications
National Criminal Justice Association
720 7th Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20001
tel.: (202) 628-8550
fax: (202) 448-1723