The NCJA represents state, tribal and local governments on crime control and crime prevention issues.

NCJA Internship Program

The NCJA offers semester-long and summer internships. This internship program is designed to provide substantive experience in criminal justice policy. Interns primarily research and write articles for two weekly newsletters; summarize and analyze criminal justice research reports; report on congressional hearings, Justice Department briefings, and other events; and participate in other projects as assigned. Clerical duties are minimal.

NCJA is willing to consider interns who are not located in Washington, DC. Interns may work from anywhere in the United States. The position requires access to the Internet, Microsoft Office or similar office suite applications, and a phone.

Qualified candidates will have excellent writing skills, be inquisitive and hard-working, and have a general interest in criminal justice and/or journalism. Internships are unpaid and available on a full-time or part-time basis throughout the academic year and during the summer. While we prefer students to work between 30 and 40 hours per week, we can work to accommodate academic schedules.

Submit Your Application

Email a cover letter, resume and writing samples (no more than 5 pages) to the contact listed below. Current transcripts are strongly encouraged.

Bethany Broida
Director of Communications
National Criminal Justice Association
720 7th Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 628-8550