Generously funded by the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation, Oscar S. Straus II Fellows in Criminal Justice are a group of Princeton University, Columbia University, and Barnard College students who intern each summer at New York City criminal justice non-profit organizations. Here they engage in direct client services, legal services, social services, and policy research.
This program was launched in 1996 and supports 16 to 20 internships, each provided with a $450 per week stipend. The Guggenheim program intends for students to develop a real-world understanding of legal issues in criminal justice, learn about policy innovations, and consider future careers or further education in fields related to criminal justice. For eligible students, the CA Fellowship also allows them to participate in Service Focus.