Directory of Internships

The following descriptions are examples of some of the internships that the Department of Public Affairs sponsors. Students are encouraged to suggest other possibilities. Although the list is not exhaustive, it is offered to provide specific guidance to students who are planning an internship. Such planning preferably should occur a year in advance so the internship's time commitments may be incorporated smoothly into student and faculty schedules.

Remember: The first step in securing an internship is to consult with an appropriate faculty member who will communicate with possible off-campus supervisors.

•Arlington Police Department, Arlington VA

•Botetourt County Sheriffs Office

•Bulgarian Ministry of Defense

•Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

•Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

•Center for Community Research

•Chambers of Judge James Swanson

•Chambers of Judge James Turk

•Chambers of Judge Robert Doherty

•Commonwealth Catholic Charities

•Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents, Staunton VA

•Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole Office

•Department of Juvenile Justice

•Fair Wage Campaign

•Family Services of Roanoke Valley

•Federal Marshal's Service, Florida

•Maryland Governor's Office, Annapolis MD

•National Geographic Society

•Office of Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Washington DC

•Office of Congressman Rick Boucher, Washington DC

•Office of the Attorney General, Washington DC

•Organization of American States

•Peruvian-Chinese Association, Lima, Peru

•Prince William Country Pretrial Services, Manassas VA

•Public Defender's Office

•Refugee and Immigration Service of Roanoke

•Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney's Office

•Roanoke College Campus Security

•Roanoke County Commonwealth Attorney's Office

•Roanoke County Department of Social Services

•Roanoke County Jail

•Roanoke County Police Department

•Roanoke County Probation Office

•Roanoke Valley Regional Commission

•Salem Commonwealth Attorney's Office

•Salem Police Department

•Senator Jim Webb's Office

•Smythe County Prosecutor's Office, Saltville VA

•Supreme Court Curator's Office, Washington DC

The Washington Times,  Washington DC

•United States Attorney's Office

•United States Investigation Service, Washington DC

•United States Mission to the United Nations, New York NY

•United States Park Service

•United States Probation Office

•Washington Peace Center, Washington DC

•White House, Washington DC

•Winning Strategies, Washington DC