Student Opportunities

There are many ways for Harvard students to be engaged with the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management. 

  • Based at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), the student-led Criminal Justice Professional Interest Council (PIC) convenes students from across the University and Degree Programs Student Affairs creating a network for shared communication around courses and events;
  • Harvard students may apply for awards for travel or incidentals to support course requirements, get advice and support around career development, or be involved in research projects;
  • There are student work opportunities as well as funding for summer internships for Harvard students. The Program also funds and hosts student fellows during the academic year.

Focus on PCJ Interns and Fellows

Meet the PCJ Summer Interns!  The 2014 PCJ Summer Interns are Ryan Cohen, Robert Fuentes, Isaac Lara, MaryRose Mazzola, and Reetu Mody. Read about these PCJ 2014 Summer Interns and the work they're doing this summer ... learn more

PCJ Academic Year Fellow

Congratulations to Pamela Lachman who has been awarded the 2014-2015 Academic Year Fellowship from the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School. Check back in August when we'll be posting more about our newest AY Fellow.

Learn more about the PCJ Fellowship program, the PCJ Summer Internship program, and other student opportunities available through the PCJ.

Recent Events

  • Criminal Justice Lunchtime Talk (series): What Happens to Prisoners Once Released? with Bruce Western
  • A Discussion with Philip J. Cook on The Dubious Role of Research-Based Evidence in the Gun Debate 
  • Harvard Event: Prison USA: The Dilemmas of Mass Incarceration
  • Book Talk and Reception with Mark Moore, Recognizing Public Value
  • Careers Seminar addressing summer internships, careers, and Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) strategies
  • Screening and Discussion of the film, The House I Live In
  • HKS Criminal Justice Facebook Launch
  • Building a 21st Century Policy to Address Domestic and Global Drug Challenges
  • Rule of Law Engagement in Post Conflict States – Where Now? 
  • Visiting Fellow John Paterson addresses Criminal Justice Student PIC, Discussion About Youth Violence in Scotland

See our Events page for details and event recaps

Student Stories and Videos

Harvard Kennedy School is the most international of Harvard’s graduate schools, with students from more than 75 countries. And they come from a variety of backgrounds — from the public, private and non-profit sectors — united by the goal of making the world a better place. Their stories say a great deal about their aspirations, commitment and passion, and about the Kennedy School’s role in training the next generation of public leaders. Learn more about these students who have chosen to focus on the criminal justice field as featured in our Student Stories and Video Gallery pages.

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