About Federal Bureau of Prisons

Established in 1930, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is a part of the U.S. Department of Justice. It operates all of the nation's 106 federal correctional institutions and is responsible for approximately 180,000 federal inmates. The Federal Bureau of Prisons keeps offenders in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient and appropriately secure. The facilities provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens after their release.

The Bureau of Prisons offers internship programs in its Washington, D.C. headquarters, as well as facilities in the field. Interns will learn from Federal Bureau of Prisons professionals in the legal and psychology departments, among others.


Open to undergraduates and graduate students. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and U.S. citizens.

Federal Bureau of Prisons

  • Staffing, Examining and Employee Relations
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • 320 First Street NW, Room 700
  • Washington, DC 20534
  • Phone: (202) 307-3177


  • Number of Interns: 51 to 100
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC