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Summer Internship Program: Justice & Law

Applied Politics

Program Includes:

  • Justice or Law Internship in Washington DC (4.5 days per week)
  • Seminar in Justice & Public Law utilizing the experts in Washington, DC (3 credits)
  • Your choice of either American University housing or independently-arranged off-campus housing

The Seminar in Justice & Law

Students experience a unique learning environment in our Justice &Law seminar. Instead of learning solely from a textbook, students meet with experts in justice and public law both in class at site visits in Washington DC. Students understand how individuals with a love of law and justice have turned their passion into their profession.

Sample Seminar Topics:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Due Process
  • The Court System
  • Sentencing and Corrections
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gun Control, Gun Rights
  • The War on Drugs
  • The First Amendment
  • Privacy Rights
  • Equal Protection: Race and Gender
  • The Role of the Federal Government
  • Interest Groups and Lobbyists

The Internship in Justice & Law

Your internship will allow you to build your résumé, provide you with experience that can distinguish you from the competition, and help you open doors to the career you desire.

Sample of our Internships:

  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of
  • Inspector General
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Steptoe and Johnson (Law Offices)
  • Air Force Office of Special Investigations
  • Environmental Protection Agency – Criminal Enforcement
  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Women for Women International
  • Justice Policy Institute
  • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights
  • National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
  • Center for Justice and International Law
  • Local and U.S. District Court Judges
  • U.S. Marshals U.S. Office of the Attorney General
  • Local and U.S. District Court Judges
  • Grassroots Campaign, Inc.
  • American Prosecutors Research Institute