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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CRS has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission as effectively and efficiently as possible while also adhering to the recommended social distancing guidelines for the safety of our staff. As a result, interns have the option to work remotely for internships at both the headquarters office in Washington, D.C., and regional field office locations across the country.

CRS is seeking students from diverse academic backgrounds interested in working with “America’s Peacemaker” in communities across the nation. Through CRS’s internship program, students gain first-hand experience working for a federal agency with nationwide impact – helping prevent and respond to conflict, tension, hate crimes, and other challenges facing our communities today.

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

  • United States citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Currently enrolled as a student working toward a degree at an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Excellent communication skills, professionalism, and dependability
  • Passion for CRS’s mission and work

Additional Qualifications

Law students Must be skilled in legal research and writing and proficient in using Westlaw and/or LexisNexis
All interns
  • Must pass a security background check before final approval (security checks can take up to three 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, brief cover letter explaining your interest in CRS, dates of availability, desired office location, and current college or university transcript to the CRS Intern Coordinator, at

Internship Deadlines

Applications should be submitted by the following deadlines:

Fall Internship


Spring Internship


Summer Internship

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 with research and writing, program evaluation, regional casework review, operations, and analyzing strategies for community conflict resolution.

Students in specialized programs such as finance and communications have opportunities related to their fields in the Headquarters office. Law students work with the CRS Legal Counsel on drafting legal memoranda, reviewing memoranda of understanding related to casework and Freedom of Information Act responses, and conducting legal research.

All interns will have the ability to attend events in DOJ 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 DOJ 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’ work falls into four categories — facilitated dialogue, mediation, training, and consultation — which helps communities’ abilities to alleviate tensions, resolve disputes, and prevent future conflicts more effectively. Interns in regional and field offices work alongside regional staff to plan and deliver CRS services in local communities to help ease tension stemming from bias-based incidents or hate crimes.

Regional and field office interns leave their internship with a greater understanding of how CRS Conciliation Specialists and Regional Directors provide dispute resolution services and how CRS successfully prevents and responds to tension and conflicts relating to allegations of discrimination, bias incidents, or hate crimes in communities.

Internship Program Frequently Asked Questions

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