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Office of Police Complaints Welcomes 2010 Summer Interns

Friday, May 28, 2010

(Washington, DC) The Office of Police Complaints (OPC) recently began to welcome its summer 2010 interns.  The agency has hired two college students and two law students for internships.

Since 2001, more than 65 college and law school students have participated in internships at OPC that take place throughout the year.  The program provides students with valuable training and practical experience in police accountability issues.

College interns assist with investigation and community outreach, while law clerks conduct research and analysis on various legal issues related to police misconduct.

“We are pleased to have such a fine complement of college and law students participate in our summer internship program,” said Philip K. Eure, OPC’s executive director.  “Based on past experiences with interns and the excellent qualifications of the current students, we have every reason to believe that this summer’s group will contribute greatly to OPC’s goal of furthering police accountability in Washington, DC.”

Law interns:

  • Sheila Mahadevan, rising third year, Howard University
  • Lauren Posten, rising third year, Lewis & Clark University

College interns:

  • Clara Harrod, rising junior, Ohio Northern University
  • John Peters, rising senior, University of Mississippi

For more information about internship opportunities with OPC, visit our website at www.policecomplaints.dc.gov or contact OPC’s administrative officer, Stephanie Banks, at (202) 727-3838.