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Join Our Team

Join Our Team


Intern With Us

CRS offers unpaid Summer, Fall and Spring internships to undergraduate and graduate students in its 15 offices across the country.

Internship Requirements

Qualification for All Interns

  • U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • A current official college or university transcript
  • Competitive candidates hold at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Excellent communication skills, professionalism, and dependability

Additional Qualifications

Undergraduate Student Must have completed their sophomore year of college prior to the internship starting, current sophomores may apply
Law students Must be skilled in legal research and the use of Westlaw and/or LexisNexis
Additional Information for All Interns
  • Must pass a security background check before final approval (security checks can take up to six months)
  • Nominal fee may be required for fingerprints
  • Relocation, housing, and transportation assistance not included; public transit subsidies may be available.

How to Apply

Send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest, background, and dates of availability, as well as a current college or university transcript, to Melody Caprio at crsinterncoordinator@usdoj.gov.

Internship Deadlines

Applications should be submitted by the following deadlines:

Intern at Our Headquarters Office, Washington, D.C.

Headquarters' interns gain a unique and exciting view of CRS’s work and mission. Interns assist senior leaders including the Director, Deputy Director, and Associate Director with research, program evaluation, regional casework, operations, and analyzing various strategies for mediation and community dispute resolution.

Students in specialized programs such as law and communications have opportunities related to their fields. Law students work with CRS Legal Counsel on drafting legal memoranda, reviewing memoranda of understanding and drafting Freedom of Information Act responses. Communications and public affairs students create website content, draft talking points for senior management, and write press releases on CRS initiatives and activities.

All interns will have the ability to attend events in the Department to expand their knowledge of the government and the field of conflict resolution.

CRS Headquarters interns leave their internship with a greater understanding of how CRS works within the Department of Justice and how the agency provides its services to communities.

Intern at Our Regional and Field Offices

New York
Kansas City
Los Angeles
San Francisco

The ten regional offices and four field offices across the country work with diverse communities to prevent and resolve conflicts. Regional teams deliver four services: mediation, a structured process to facilitate problem-solving discussions; facilitation, convening and aiding parties to increase communication; training, knowledge and skill-based programs to assist in problem solving; and consultation, technical assistance and evidence-based resources to resolve conflict.

Interns in regional and field offices work alongside regional staff to plan and deliver CRS services to impacted communities.

Regional and Field Office Interns leave their internship with a greater understanding of how the CRS conciliation specialists and regional directors provide dispute resolution services and how CRS successfully prevents and responds to difficulties and conflicts relating to allegations of discrimination, bias incidents, or hate crimes in communities.

Additional Student Opportunities at the Department of Justice

The Department of Justice Pathways Programs

The Department of Justice Pathways (DOH) Programs provide clear pathes to Federal employment for students and recent graduates. The Pathways Programs consist of three major subprograms: the Internship Program, the Recent Graduates Program (RGP), and the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. For additional information on the DOJ Pathways programs, please visit the DOJ Pathways Programs.

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