Intern Spotlights

Arizona Attorney General-Office of Victim Services by Kelsey Fischer

Pima County Superior Court-PreTrial Services by Marissa Dunne

Read about Marissa Dunne's internship experience here!

Southern Arizona Home Builders Association by Christina Drennen

SAHBA represents the interests of home builders in Southern Arizona. As a government affairs
intern, I worked on a local level to monitor and advocate for those in the building industry.
Throughout my internship, my objective was to identify current policies, evaluate the significance of
the issue, and to advise members on why the topic is of importance. I accomplished this advocacy
through research, meetings, and email campaigns...see more SAHBA Internship Experience Read about Marissa Dunne's internship experience here!

Higher Ground by Patrick Ferragut

"My experience at Higher Ground has been amazing. The work that the staff does every day out of love and care for these kids and their chance at a better future is inspiring. This internship has influenced me to follow my dreams of helping people and realizing that it starts with the youth in our communities. The younger generation are our future and being a part of their strive for success will be forever rewarding. I cannot wait to see what some of these kids will become. I enjoyed the experience so much that I have applied to work at Higher ground this summer and run a basketball program to try and get enough kids to run a small league with multiple teams. This is a small step towards my career dreams and I’m excited to see what it becomes."

Homicide Survivors Inc. by Dominic Dorcich

The Change I Wanted to Bring by Benjamin Rivera

Take a look at what our intern Benjamin Rivera has to say about being a part of the Arizona Democratic Fellowship

Being a US Marshals Intern by Jaime Woolsey

I could not have asked for a more fulfilling internship experience than the one I have had the privilege of completing this semester with the U.S. Marshals. I am as committed and dedicated as ever to seeking out opportunities to learn from the people I work with before my time as an intern comes to an end. Throughout the duration of my internship, there have been specific highlights that enhanced this experience for me. I have also been exceptionally lucky to learn from people who have both extensive knowledge and experience in their field of work. They set an example for others they work with, including myself. Consistent with my initial reflection of my experiences as an intern, I have a significant amount of respect and admiration for my supervisors and for the others I have met and become friends with. .... see more US Marshals Internship 

Interning for Pima County Superior Court, Adult Probation by Kendall Robbins

My favorite day of the week to arrive at the Adult Probation Unit was Friday mornings. This is because Friday mornings is when the Probation Officers would do their make-up house visits or other field work. They do most of their house visits on Thursday evening, but unfortunately I had class during this time. But, I was fortunate enough to be able to join the Probation Officers in the field on Fridays. When we would go out a do field work, we would go to the probationers homes, go to the jail, transfer defendants to rehabilitation organizations/ half way houses from the jail, or go to court hearings. The reason that I loved the field work the most was because I enjoyed seeing people in real life situations... see more Adult Probation Internship

The Right to be a Police Officer by Citalli Solis

Tucson Police Department Internship

January 31st, the internship began. I was overwhelmed with joy, but quickly intimidated upon seeing all the uniformed officers who towered above me throughout the station. Needless to say, my small height and timid personality did not make me feel any less anxious of eventually going through the academy myself. However, over the course of the internship, that same intimidation has motivated me to persevere and look forward to take on the academy headstrong...see more Tucson Police Department Internship

Pima County Superior Court, PreTrial Services video by Victoria Bziukiewicz


Campaign Manager for Melanie Barrett Candidate for Oro Valley Town Council by Emily Funk

My political internship has been somewhat untraditional in that I took the job first and then applied for internship status. I had known Melanie for several years and knew her to be smart, articulate, and compassionate. As the vice-chair on the Planning and Zoning Commission for Oro Valley, she had shared her insight into an issue which concerned me. So when I heard she was running for Town Council, I immediately thanked her and lent my support by inviting her to be a guest at a benefit dinner for a public school more Melanie Barrett Campaign for Oro Valley Town Council


University of Arizona Student Recognized for her Contribution to a Local Organization by Brielle Schumpe

As University of Arizona students start nearing the end of their time before graduation, many like to get involved in activities that will be beneficial their future. For many students, this means getting an internship. Internships are a great way for students to be introduced to real life situations within a field relating to their major. Some students, like Brielle Schumpe, like to take advantage of the experience in order to help their organization with an initiative that will have a lasting effect long after they more Interning at Dismas

How I Became a ‘Yes (Wo)man’ by Andrea Camacho de Anda 

Pima County Bar Association Internship                      

During the last couple months, I was given the opportunity to intern at the Pima County Bar Association in Downtown Tucson. The Pima County Bar Association is a private, voluntary, non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to the legal community in Tucson. Such services include continued legal education for professionals in the field, financial aid for legal services, and legal references to the public. ...  see more Pima County Bar Association Internship   


Nogales Justice Court in Santa Cruz County Internship by Jozee Puglisi

This fall semester I interned at the Nogales Justice Court in Santa Cruz County. I worked directly with the Justice of Peace of Precinct #1. I worked in various departments, including the criminal department, civil department, traffic, and criminal traffic. I worked in a small office, with only 10 people and then myself, so I was able to develop wonderful interpersonal relationships with everyone...see more Nogales Justice Court Internship


U of A Student Eleanor Wiersma, intern with the Sonoita- Elgin Fire Department



Eleanor Wiersma, intern, learning what it takes to fight fires and save lives.




U of A Student Completes Internship   by Kaitlin Hooker

For her Final Project, Kaitlin wrote a newspaper article as if she were a reporter writing about her internship (in the third person). Arizona List Internship

University of Arizona senior Kaitlin Hooker stirred her coffee and pulled her hair into a ponytail before answering my first question: why had she decided to get involved with local Emily’s List affiliate Arizona List?... see more  Arizona List Internship

Arizona Daily Star writes an article about the Community Justice Board featuring intern Brad Snyder

The Pima County Attorney's Office is looking for volunteers to help at-risk youth throughout the community. Volunteers with the office's Community Justice Boards work with youths from ages 8 to 17 who have committed their first or second minor nonviolent crime. ... see more Arizona Daily Star




U of A Police Department Internship  by Ben Bordner

The University of Arizona Police Department offered me a chance to work hand-in-hand with every office in the department. see more UAPD Internship