The Policing Project Externship

In addition to our regular staff and fellows, the Policing Project is fortunate to be able to draw on the energy and labor of a talented group of students at NYU Law and other local universities.

Students in the Policing Project Externship work closely with the Policing Project personnel and our  partners across the country. The Externship is offered in both the Fall and Spring; students may sign up for either or both semesters.

The Externship can be taken for 4 or 5 credits, including 2 or 3 extern credits and 2 academic seminar credits. The Policing Project is not part of the clinic matching system. To apply for this Externship, please go to this page.

Our Current Externs


Madeleine Choné is a rising second-year student at NYU Law. She graduated from University of Michigan with a B.S. in User Experience Design. Prior to law school, Madeleine worked for WeWork managing and redesigning their event systems. At NYU, she is involved with the Social Enterprise and Startup Law Group and the New Sanctuary Clinic. Next year, she’ll be leading the Access Project for the Prison Reform and Education Project and working to increase accessibility to the legal profession for persons with criminal records.


Zeinab Hussen is a rising second-year student at the University of Chicago. She is a prospective English major with interests in pursuing a career in public interest law. On campus, she is involved with the Leaders of Color Initiative and Women in Public Service Program at the UChicago Institute of Politics.


Cynthia Long is a rising third-year student at the University of Chicago majoring in Public Policy Studies and minoring in Statistics. She is involved with Moneythink, a nonprofit that promotes financial literacy, the Energy Policy Institute of the University of Chicago, and the Institute of Politics. In the past, she has interned for U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers. In her free time, you can find her baking, crafting, or talking about being from Texas.


Brad Zukerman is a rising second-year law student at UCLA School of Law. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2014 with a BA in History and Economics. After graduating, he worked for a year in finance, then changed course, working as a cook and ski instructor while preparing for law school. At UCLA, he is a board member of the Criminal Justice Society and helps run the Incarcerated Person's Correspondence Project. He has also worked with the ACLU of Southern California and UCLA's Criminal Justice Program, conducting research related to police misconduct and accountability.