(Washington, DC) The District of Columbia’s Office of Police Complaints (OPC) recently welcomed its 2011 class of summer interns. The agency hired three college students and two law school students for its internship program.
Since the agency’s inception in 2001, more than 100 students have interned at OPC. Those selected have the opportunity to work with skilled staff and gain valuable experience in areas related to criminal justice and police accountability.
“We are pleased to have another group of talented interns join OPC this summer,” said Philip K. Eure, OPC’s executive director. “Not only will these five students apply what they have learned in the classroom to their work here at the agency, but in doing so, they will also enhance police accountability in the nation’s capital.”
As part of the summer program, the two investigative interns are working alongside experienced investigators in collecting and reviewing evidence related to citizen complaints against the police; the public affairs intern is helping to develop communication materials and coordinate community outreach events.
Meanwhile, the agency’s two law interns are busy conducting legal research on a variety of issues and drafting proposals for police reform.
The summer interns are:
- Andrea Daniels, spring graduate of Marymount University, will enroll in the fall as a first year graduate student at York University (England)
- Garrett Schuman, rising senior, Georgetown University
- Miguel Boluda, rising sophomore, Stanford University
- Zachary Pyle, rising third year, New York University School of Law
- Jonathan Trevarthen, rising third year, Michigan State University College of Law
Internships will also be available in the fall and spring semesters. For more information about OPC’s internship program, visit our website at www.policecomplaints.dc.gov.