Public Sector

Summer Term (& Often Semester) Opportunities

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Washington, DC Metro Area

Undergraduate Internship Program
Undergraduate Scholarship Program

NOTE: Deadlines may precede the start date of the above programs by up to one year – be sure to plan accordingly!

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Washington, DC Metro Area & Nationwide

The FBI has numerous internship opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to contribute to the FBI’s mission and learn more about what it is like to work at the FBI.

Honors Internship Program
Middle Eastern Foreign Language Honors Internship Program
Volunteer Internship Programs
Visiting Scientist Program
National Security Internship

NOTE: Deadlines may precede the start date of the above programs by up to one year – be sure to plan accordingly!

Maryland Office of the Public Defender
6 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201

Volunteer Law Clerk positions available. Great introduction to criminal law and courtroom experience.

NOTE: Public Defender Offices are located nationwide, regardless of where you may live.

District Court of Maryland, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office
251 Rowe Boulevard, Suite 307
Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
Attn: Internship Program

Interns may have the opportunity to conduct research and analyze collected information. They may assist in evaluating the pretrial or day of trial ADR programs. Qualified interns will also have the opportunity to observe mediation and settlement conference sessions, depending on the caseload. Applications are accepted for winter, summer and fall internships; internships are located throughout Maryland.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Located nationwide

CASA Baltimore
PO Box 13004
Baltimore, MD 21203

Train to become a Volunteer. CASA is a great way to gain courtroom experience and to help less fortunate children.

National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)
11 Dupont Circle, Ste 800
Washington, DC 20036

Opportunities for undergraduates include: Child Care Internships and NWLC Progressive Leadership and Advocacy Network (PLAN) Program which includes the Fall Institute, a four-day leadership and policy institute featuring creative leadership, policy, and advocacy training facilitated by successful leaders and skilled trainers.

Environment Maryland
3121 St. Paul St., Ste 26
Baltimore, MD 21218-2051

Grassroots Organizing & Advocacy Internship
Learn about pressing environmental issues facing Maryland and the nation. Environmental advocates employ various skills to present problems, solutions, educate and mobilize the public, win important reforms, and protect existing programs.

Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street NE
Personnel Office Room 3
Washington, DC 20543

Judicial Internship Program
The Judicial Internship Program at the United States Supreme Court offers advanced undergraduates and graduating seniors who have an interest in law, management, and social sciences a unique opportunity to gain exposure to the field of judicial administration through work in the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice.

Located within the country’s highest court, interns work 8 hour days, 5 days a week. Duties vary, but interns may participate in the diverse research projects conducted by the Supreme Court Fellow and the Administrative Assistant. Note that office research is completely unrelated to the casework of the Supreme Court.

The Program enables participants to become familiar with the various internal offices that support the Court.

The Washington Center
1333 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-2205

Internship opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The Washington Center provides diverse, highly motivated interns to thousands of organizations in government, business, and the non-profit sector.

Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Investigative Internship Program – Criminal Justice Clinic*
Investigators work closely with clinic attorneys in all aspects of pre-trial preparation. In exchange for intern assistance, the program offers a hands-on educational and working environment.
Receiving Academic Credit for the Internship
*It may be possible to coordinate this internship through the Aitchison’s Program or the Center for Leadership Education for school credit.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

The White House Internship Program
Offers an excellent opportunity to serve the U.S. President and explore public service, including with the White House Counsel office. In addition to typical office duties, interns attend weekly lectures, tours, and complete an intern service project.

Long Term (Full-Time) Opportunities (post-graduation)

AmeriCorps Program Director
Legal Assistance for Self-Sufficiency Program
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2507
Fall River, MA 02722-2507

Program members will be placed in participating legal services organizations throughout Massachusetts and will work under professional supervision in providing legal assistance to low-income people in civil (non-criminal) matters. Members will be exposed to a wide range of legal assistance activities beginning with initial client contact and eligibility determinations, to case development, negotiation, hearing and appeal.