Guggenheim Internships in Criminal Justice

Please note that due to COVID-19, there may be adjustments to internship opportunities, including remote or hybrid work environments. We will announce any changes as promptly as possible and thank you for your patience and understanding in advance. 

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 $5,000  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.

To make an appointment to learn more email Kira at 

Seniors are not eligible to apply for the Guggenheim internships. 

Students currently taking a leave of absence may apply and indicate interest in Pace summer internships, but with reduced priority according to University policy. For the full University policy, please click here.

* Additional funds are available on a by-application basis for issues such as: high cost of living, required costs of internship and financial need

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