Apply for an internship with DPA's Law and Justice Reform Internship Program

The Department of Police Accountability has opportunities for students interested in public service. Now accepting applications for Spring/Summer internship positions. Spring applications due Nov 20th, summer applications due Feb 15th.

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    Internships at the Department of Police Accountability (DPA) give students the opportunity to learn about:

    • Police policies and practices 
    • Criminal or constitutional law
    • Public safety, employment, and administrative law
    • How local government works
    • Relationships between policy, law, and community engagement

    We have internship opportunities for:

    • High school seniors
    • College students
    • Graduate students


    We look for interns with:

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
    • The ability to think critically and solve problems
    • A passion for local government, justice issues, race disparities, and policy 

    Highlights according to previous interns

    “Gaining valuable experience working w/ career prosecutors and attorneys”

    Haesl Jackson


    “Researching policy for best law enforcement practices”

    Veronica Gray


    “Conducting Policy research related to the transparency of Police Departments that I was not aware of until now”

    Athena Edwards


    “Researching trends in police reform proposals and implementation”

    Oliver Smith



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    1 South Van Ness Ave, 8th Floor

    San Francisco, CA 94103


    Last updated September 28, 2023