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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