By Corrine Simon - September 22, 2020
I have learned a lot from this internship.
Coming in, I was not quite sure what to expect. I knew that we would be going to court, however I was not aware that we would be writing journal articles on every single court hearing we attended.
By writing multiple articles daily, this has strengthened my writing skills.
I have also learned so much about the criminal justice system. By speaking/emailing with members of the court system to clarify certain things said in court or asking them about a defendant has taught me more about communication.
This internship has taught me a variety of skills and for that I am grateful. It has helped me prepare for my plans after I finish my undergraduate studies because I figured out that I most likely will not go to law school.
I am still interested in becoming involved with employment in the criminal justice system. While I’m not sure what that is yet, I am hoping it’s on a federal level. I also plan to continue my studies after college at a higher education program.
I enjoyed my time at D.C. Witness and have learned so much in such a short amount of time, especially with this past month online.
Corrine Simon interned at D.C. Witness during the Spring and summer of 2020. She is a student at Butler University.