* DOJ National Security Division Office of Law & Policy: seeking fall and spring semester law student interns
NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION, OFFICE OF LAW AND POLICY
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
email@example.com 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
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: http://www.usdoj.gov/nsd
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer