Student Narrative

"I worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in Washington, D.C. My main tasks were two-fold: (1) compile and analyze data from the Internet Crimes Against Children program and (2) evaluate a parent tutorial CD-ROM regarding Internet safety that will be delivered to parents nationwide and set up a database for the presentation's survey results. While those two assignments took up most of my time, I had the opportunity to work on a grant solicitation draft, go to Texas and conduct a focus group for the parent program and compile departmental information for the Senate and White House. Furthermore, I had the privilege of receiving undercovering training for talking with sexual predators online with Virginian law enforcement officers and FBI agents. Overall, working with the Justice Department exposed me to many wonderful experiences. Interns had the opportunity to meet the Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General and even the US Vice President. On a random trip to Bedford County , VA , I met Shaquille O'Neal, who is the spokesman for the county's Safe Surfing program. In sum, I enjoyed both the assignments and the fellow workers of my internship."