The Office of Police Complaints (OPC) recently welcomed its newest class of interns, who will be working for the agency during the summer of 2005.
OPC's internship program has been an excellent way for the agency to maximize its resources by engaging talented students in the agency's work, while giving them valuable training and practical experience in exchange. The program has also been an important recruitment tool for the agency, with two former interns currently employed by the agency as investigators.
Since the internship program began, the agency has attracted many outstanding students, mostly from DC-area schools. Through the summer of 2005, over 30 college students and 12 law students have participated in the program.
The college students have come from a variety of schools including American, Frostburg State, George Mason, George Washington, Harvard, Howard, and Niagara Universities; the University of the District of Columbia; the John Jay College of Criminal Justice; St. Mary's College of Maryland; and the University of Maryland, College Park.
The law students have come from American University's Washington College of Law, Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, the Georgetown University Law Center, the George Washington University Law School, the Howard University School of Law, and the University of the District of Columbia's David A. Clarke School of Law. The internship program has provided substantial benefits to OPC and the District, and the office plans to continue hiring interns during each semester and the summer.
For information, select our website information about internship opportunities at OPC, or contact the agency's administrative officer, Stephanie Banks, at (202) 727-3838.
Summer 2005 Interns (left to right) - Tai Kyung Park, George Washington University; Robert Tilley, University of Maryland, College Park; Neijma Celestine, Howard University; and Tom Moir, George Washington University Law School. Photograph taken at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC.