Summer 2024 Intern: Investigator (Undergraduate)

Solicitation for Applicants: Summer 2024 Investigative Interns (Undergraduate)

Civil Rights Corps (CRC), an innovative non-profit civil rights organization, invites applications to join our Washington, DC-based investigative team for the summer of 2024.

Founded in 2016, CRC challenges wealth-based and race-based systems of oppression. CRC has won groundbreaking litigation challenging the rise of debtors’ prisons, abusive private probation schemes, and wealth-based pre-trial detention. CRC works closely with community and movement partners and is committed to fundamentally transforming the criminal system. CRC’s staff is comprised of passionate and dedicated advocates with a profound commitment to social justice and fighting inequality in all its forms. Learn more about our work at


Job Description

Civil Rights Corps is seeking one or more paid full-time investigative interns to join our team for summer 2024. The intern(s) will support our impact litigation and advocacy challenging mass human caging with a goal of creating a legal system that promotes equality and freedom. Internship duties will include:

  • Conducting research, investigation, and related tasks in support of complex civil rights litigation in federal and state courts to challenge a range of injustices within the criminal legal system.
  • Supporting CRC’s litigation teams by requesting, reviewing, organizing, and analyzing documents and working with attorneys and investigators to integrate information into case preparation.
  • Assisting with preparation of discovery responses and planning depositions of witnesses and clients.
  • Conducting interviews with CRC clients, class members, and witnesses.
  • Drafting memos related to interviews and research projects.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clients, community partners, organizers, coalition members, and legal allies.
  • Working collaboratively with attorneys, investigators, and policy and communications staff on a variety of cases and projects.



The ideal investigative intern is passionate about social justice, is hard working, a fast learner, proactive, able to juggle multiple tasks, and able to work well in a collaborative environment.

Specific qualifications we are looking for include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, purpose, and values of CRC.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects and keep track of deadlines.
  • Experience working with marginalized communities, with those directly impacted by the criminal legal system, and on behalf of low-income clients.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Innovative thinking, an unwillingness to accept things as they are, and a strong work ethic are essential.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred.
  • Ability to commit to 40 hours per week from around mid-June through mid-August.


Compensation and Logistics

CRC commits to a salary of $18 an hour for interns. Currently, our staff is working in the office a few days a week with many continuing to be primarily remote.


Application Requirements

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to with email subject line “Investigative Intern Position.”  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we guarantee consideration for applications received by 3/29/24.




Civil Rights Corps is an equal opportunity employer. We greatly value a diverse workforce and management team and an inclusive culture. Civil Rights Corps is committed to promoting an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its clients and staff.