By Emily Mariano - January 3, 2019
My time as a D.C. Witness intern has been extremely rewarding and educational. It is my goal to eventually become a prosecutor, and I think my time at D.C. Witness has furthered this goal.
By watching numerous court cases, I learned a lot about the legal system.
For one, I have been able to learn about the different types of proceedings that occur. Also, this internship has improved my critical thinking skills. After watching so many lawyers argue their cases, I have become better equipped at forming arguments. Overall, this internship has better prepared me for law school and for a future profession as a prosecutor.
Through this internship, I feel as though I have contributed to society. My articles help keep the public informed about the murders that have occurred in DC. I am able to keep the public up to date on what is happening in specific trials. Furthermore, my involvement in the fall Gun Retrieval Project has helped inform the public of murder trends and gun retrieval trends.
I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work at D.C. Witness and I will use the skills and knowledge I have gained from this experience for the rest of my life.
Emily Mariano interned at D.C. Witness during the Fall of 2018.