Justice Studies Success Stories
Major: Criminal Justice
Internship Placement: Washington D.C. Public Defender's Service
Internship Title: Intern Investigator
What were your primary responsibilities/day-to-day activities? My internship was at the Washington D.C. Public Defender Service, which has been rated the number one internship on several occasions by Time Magazine. I was an intern investigator, and I worked with another intern, as well as a staff investigator and various attorneys. Our attorney is in the appellate trial division. I had several responsibilities as interns. Once I was assigned a case and briefed by our attorney, Eric Klein, it was up to the other intern and myself to take action. As an intern investigator, we wrote our won subpoenas, copied case jackets, and performed legal research using various resources such as Lexis Nexis and Court View.
A quote regarding your internship: "All in all, this experience has been more than a change of thought; it's a change of life."