nationalsecuritylaw re-sent for those who could not open attachment opportunity for students: Fall-Spring 2012-13 Internship at DOJ/NSD’s Office of Law & Policy

My apologies that the attached document for the DOJ internship would not open for some. Here is the content:

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 relating to national security 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; working with foreign governments on a variety of national security issues; and handling appeals that arise in national security cases. The Office works with a variety of other Department components, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office of Legal Policy, as well as other departments and agencies, such as the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State.

Projected No.

of Volunteers:

Fall: 2-3

Spring: 2-3

Internship

Location(s):

Washington, D.C.
Application

Materials:

Cover letter, resume with two references, transcript (official or unofficial), and a writing sample (not to exceed ten pages). Please submit these materials AS ONE PDF via email to

office.of.law.and.policy-internship@usdoj.gov. 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. Prior interest or experience in the area of national security would be useful, but is not 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.
Application

Deadline:

Please send all applications to the email address office.of.law.and.policy-internship@usdoj.gov by COB

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

Fall: June 1

Spring: October 1

Minimum Weeks Required: Fall Internship: September – December (minimum ten weeks)

Spring Internship: January – April (minimum ten weeks)

Salary: Internships are unpaid. If your school offers interns academic or work study, we will work with you to meet school requirements whenever possible.
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.justice.gov/nsd/

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