Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III,
announced today that the Hunterdon County
Prosecutor’s Office Summer Internship Program ended
on June 30th with a record ten interns participating in
the month long program.
The summer internship program is geared towards
fostering an interest in future careers in both law and
law enforcement. Throughout the program, the interns
gained valuable experience and knowledge in a wide
variety of topics related to the criminal justice system.
The topics included crime scene investigation,
evidence processing, police procedures, legal research,
and court proceedings.
Some of the experiences that the interns will remember include firing weapons at the range with the
SWAT Team, attending an autopsy at the Newark Medical Examiner’s Office, participating in a hands on
program with an Entomologist on how insects help crime scene investigators, touring the Hunterdon
County Jail, Hunterdon County Communications Center and the Regional Operations Information Center
(ROIC), observing Assistant Prosecutors in Court, observing Detectives work on cases, and much more.
According to Prosecutor Kearns, “The internship program is supervised by Captain Joyce Hanshaw, a 29
year veteran with our office. Prior to being hired, Captain Hanshaw was an intern in the program she now
helps organize. The program is about giving back to the community, exposing these young men and
women to the day to day operations of a prosecutor’s office, and potentially a future in law or law
Interns participating in this year’s program were, Megan Conner (Suffolk University), Ryan Criqui
(University of Notre Dame), Maxwell Giannattasio (University of Delaware), Anthony Kearns (Mount
Saint Mary’s College), James Macedo (George Mason University), Christina McGinnis (Boston College),
Benjamin Perini (Shippensburg University), Matthew Rotolo (Rutgers University), Alexander Spann
(Bucknell University), and Harry Townsend (Boston College).
Prosecutor Kearns added, “The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office was very fortunate to have these
ten students joining us this summer. They volunteered their time to assist our staff, and at the same time,
they engaged in a learning experience that will foster their future studies. I would like to thank Hunterdon
County Sheriff Brown and Chief of Staff Wagner for their support and participation in the program.”
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