Internship Details


Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PSA has suspended their Spring 2021 Internship Program for all units. At this time, we can accept applications for the Summer semester, although we do not yet know if we will be offering internships for Summer 2021. We will update this website as soon as a decision has been made.


Opportunities for students majoring in:

  • Criminal justice
  • Social work 
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Forensic toxicology

At times, internships may be available for students majoring in:

  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Finance
  • Facilities management
  • Political science
“This is a great internship program. It is the most structured intern program I’ve ever experienced and has the best and most extensive training I’ve received.” – Fall 2012 intern


Selection for internship positions is based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, or other non-merit-based factors.

PSA requires that interns must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be a student who is enrolled not less than half-time in a trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university, or comparable recognized educational institution;
  • Be in good academic standing with the educational institution in which he/she is enrolled;
  • Have permission from the educational institution that the applicant is attending to volunteer his/her services; and
  • Be able to prove either U.S. citizenship or legal residency in the United States.

How to Apply

The application package must include:

  • A completed PSA Internship Program Application (Click here for application) for undergraduate students or practicum students;
  • A resume; and
  • Proof of current academic enrollment (e.g., a letter of verification from the educational institution showing proof of current enrollment, a current official academic transcript, etc.)

Submit application package by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia
Internship Coordinator
633 Indiana Avenue, Suite 1120 
Washington, DC 20004
Fax:  202-442-1795


  • Fall Semester – June 15th  
  • Spring Semester– October 15th
  • Summer Semester – March 15th

If you have any questions, contact:

“The internship met and surpassed any expectations and needs.” – Fall 2012 intern