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


Lamya Agarwala is a third-year law student at NYU School of Law. She graduated from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelors in Psychology & Social Behavior and Criminology, Law, & Society . Since starting NYU Law, Lamya has served as a student advocate with the International Refugee Assistance Project. She was also a student attorney with the Federal Defenders of New York and has worked with the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security Project. She is pursuing a career in civil liberties. 


Chelsea Anelli is a third-year law student at NYU School of Law. She graduated with a B.A. in Spanish Literature and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. After college, Chelsea worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua and El Salvador. At NYU, Chelsea is involved in Law Women, the International Law Society, and, as a proud Midwesterner, is co-founder of the Midwestern Law Society. She worked at WilmerHale as a Summer Associate and plans to return there upon graduation.


Tamara Cesaretti is a third-year law student at NYU Law and hopes to become a public defender after graduation. Her past internships have included the Brennan Center for Justice and the Capital Defenders Office of Northern Virginia. Tamara completed her undergraduate education at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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Alyssa DeRosa is a third-year law student at NYU School of Law. She graduated with a B.A. in History from Boston University in 2015. She has worked as a policy intern for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, and as a Legal, Legislative, and Advocacy intern for the New York Civil Liberties Union. 


Kyra Ferber is a third-year law student at NYU Law. While at NYU, Kyra has interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.  Prior to law school, Kyra worked in investigative research. Kyra graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in English.


Nathalie Herrand is a third-year law student at NYU School of Law. Nathalie is a board member of the Northeast Black Law Students Association, a member of the Black Allied Law Students Association at NYU, and an Article Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law. Outside of class, Nathalie works as a legal intern at Two Sigma Investments LP. Upon graduating, Nathalie will join Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she previously worked as a summer associate and SEO Intern. Prior to law school, Nathalie worked at a technology company in North Carolina. She graduated with a B.A. in English with Distinction from Duke University. 


Kathryn Morris is a second-year student at NYU Law. Prior to law school, she worked for the FBI in the FOIA and Privacy Act Program, where she analyzed investigative records for classified and sensitive information prior to public disclosure. During college, she was a public affairs specialist for her local VA medical center, promoting medical services and health initiatives through traditional and social media. This past summer, Kathryn was a research assistant in the NIH Bioethics Program and interned with the Privacy Office at UNC Health Care System. Her research interests include the privacy implications for novel uses of medical and health data by law enforcement.


Jack Burling Nebe is a senior at New York University, double majoring in Philosophy and Politics. This is his second term at the Policing Project. His current work focuses on theories of reparation and includes research around ongoing litigation in the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York, which seeks compensation from Germany for its 1904 Herero/Nama Genocide in Namibia. Jack’s interest in the Policing Project was spurred by unresolved investigations into the 2012 Marikana Massacre in South Africa, in which 34 miners were shot by police in the single most lethal use of state force against civilians since the Sharpeville Massacre during the Apartheid era.


Julia Schuurman is a second-year student at NYU School of Law. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2014, and spent two years working closely with local start-ups and established businesses. At NYU, she is the co-chair of Student Advocates for Empowerment Through Harm Reduction and serves as treasurer for the Canadian Law Organization.


William Wenbo Wang is a Professional Responsibility Analyst at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He graduated with a B.A. in Politics with honors and Public Policy from New York University in 2017. He has a strong interest in learning and addressing public policy issues arising from urbanization and population growth. Prior to his work at Cleary Gottlieb and the Policing Project, William has worked in multiple government agencies in New York, most recently as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff for the Mayor of New York City’s Community Affairs Unit as an intern. William plans to go to law school shortly and aims to pursue a career in public service here in New York City.