DOJ National Security Division Office of Law & Policy: seeking fall and spring semester law student interns

* DOJ National Security Division Office of Law & Policy: seeking fall and spring semester law student interns



950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20530

ATTN: Intern Program Coordinator (Office of Law and Policy)

The National Security Division’s (NSD) Office of Law and Policy, United States Department

of Justice, seeks fall and spring interns for positions located in Washington, D.C.

The mission of the National Security Division is to coordinate the Department’s efforts in

carrying out its top priority of preventing and combating terrorism and protecting the national

security. The NSD provides legal and policy advice on national security matters, litigates

counterterrorism, counterespionage and foreign intelligence surveillance matters, represents

the Government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and other federal trial and

appellate courts, and conducts oversight over Federal Bureau of Investigation national security

investigations and foreign intelligence collection.

The Office of Law and Policy is responsible for, among other things, resolving novel and

complex legal issues that arise from the work of the Division and other parts of the

Department, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; providing advice and guidance to

Department leadership, the Intelligence Community, and other Executive Branch agencies on

matters of national security law and policy; overseeing the development of legislation,

guidelines, and other policies in the area of national security; and addressing national security

issues that arise in appellate cases. The Office works with a variety of other Department

components, including the Office of Legal Counsel and the Office of Legal Policy.

Projected No.

of Volunteers:




Washington, D.C.



Cover letter, resume with two references, transcript (official or

unofficial), and a writing sample (not to exceed ten pages). Please

submit these materials via email to Paper or faxed

applications will not be considered.

Qualifications: Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school at the time

of application and throughout their internship. Strong research and

writing skills are required. By the time of the internship, all applicants

must have taken one or more of the following courses: Criminal Law,

Criminal Procedure, or Constitutional Law. Additional courses

addressing criminal law and litigation or national security or

intelligence law, would also be helpful.



Please send all applications to the email address by COB

on the date below to be accepted, approved, and on-time for the


Fall 2010: August 6, 2010

Spring 2010: September 17, 2010

Minimum Weeks


Fall Internship: September – December (Full time preferred, but a

minimum two full days per week required)

Spring Internship: January – May (Full time preferred, but a minimum

two full days per week required)

Salary: Internships are unpaid. If your school offers interns academic or work

study, we will work with you to meet school requirements whenever


Assignments: Intern projects include: researching legal questions, drafting

memoranda or other legal and policy analysis, factual research, and

assisting with presentations and supporting materials.

Web Site:

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer

NSD Office of Law and Policy Fall and Spring Internship Posting.pdf

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