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

PCJ Welcomes Patrick Kibbe, Joint-Degree Student as New AY Fellow 

Patrick is pursuing a Master in Public Policy (MPP) at HKS and a Juris Doctor (JD) at Harvard Law School and will serve as the Academic Year Fellow for the PCJ during 2013-14 school year. He is interested in the intersection of law and government and has experience working on rule of law development and criminal justice policy reform in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. Prior to his studies at Harvard, he worked ... learn more


PCJ Welcomes Back Summer Interns:  

Candace Mitchell, Claudia Newman-Martin, Philip Tizzani, and Nick Wilson

Read the PCJ Summer Interns' Student Stories: This group traveled to NYC, DC, North Carolina, and Tampa to work with a Public Defender's Office, the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, a Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services, a Police Department, and the Open Society Justice Initiative. These students were also featured in the HKS article, Delving Into Criminal Justice Policy for the Summer.

Learn more about other student opportunities available through the PCJ.

Watch these videos as part of a series by the PCJ, featuring Fellow and Summer Interns Ben Harmon JD/MPP 2014, Piper Kamins MPP 2012, Douglas Barrios MPAID 2012, and Yael Bar-tur MPP 2012. Additional installments will be published in the PCJ Video Gallery.

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 more details

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