Why Intern at CPJ? 


At the Center for Public Justice, students have a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of faith, politics, and justice. Students get to engage in a variety of the Center’s current initiatives that raise the profile of timely issues surrounding public policy and institutional religious freedom. The result is a holistic experience that encourages professional, spiritual, and intellectual development. Students will grow professionally, spiritually and intellectually: 



  • Learn about nonprofit best practices

  • Engage in timely policy issues 

  • Tap into unique DC networks 


  • Participate weekly in corporate prayer

  • Cultivate a rich work theology 

  • Experience daily community with fellow Christians 


  • Participate in weekly seminars

  • Engage with select CPJ readings 

  • Gain an understanding of CPJ’s philosophical and theological framework

How to Apply

The Center for Public Justice gladly accepts internship applications. Our internships are unpaid but offer valuable experience. If you would like to apply, please send us the following items:

  • Your resume

  • A completed internship application (click here to download)

  • Dates of availability (and whether full- or part-time)

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What Students and Professors Are Saying

“My time interning for CPJ through Shared Justice has significantly shaped the way I view government’s charge to pursue public justice. Even before my experience with Shared Justice, I was a strong believer in the government’s ability to do good and bring about justice. However, CPJ stands out by rooting that belief in biblical truth. Through the understanding of public justice perspective, I have become aware of the biblical call for government to pursue justice. Now, when engaging in conversations with other Christians who are skeptical about government and public justice, I am able to use my faith to fully inform my responses."

– Madylin Reno, Summer Intern 2017, Wheaton College

“CPJ’s public justice framework has been an important tool for me personally and as a social work professor in the classroom. Public justice as a framework transcends where political party interpretations fall short; pointing towards a vision of human flourishing that recognizes the redemptive role of government as well as the active role of other institutions, in a broken and sinful world. I am tremendously grateful for the perspective and witness of CPJ and Shared Justice as a Christian committed to working towards better polices and communities for all people.”

– Abby Foreman, Professor of Social Work, Dordt College

CPJ Intern Application

Download an application here.

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