Wednesday, June 15, 2011

U.S. Department of Justice Internship Opportunity

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) of the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, is seeking applications from energetic, organized, and detail-oriented first, second and third-year law students, undergraduate students, and graduate students to fill intern/extern openings. Unpaid positions are available during academic semesters and summers. Many interns/externs receive academic credit for their experience.

Who may apply?
Junior and Senior undergraduate Students, graduate students and first (second semester only), second and third-year law students are encouraged to apply. Undergraduates and graduate students with a strong writing background and an interest in international matters and criminal law may be particularly interested in these positions. Knowledge of a foreign language is desirable but not essential. United States citizenship is required. A background check and a drug test are part of the application process.

Application Process 
Please apply by email and list on the subject line of the email the semester for which the internship is sought (W--Winter/Spring, S-Summer, F-Fall); student status (U-undergraduate, Ggraduate, L-law); Team Preference (per above), and any language(s) spoken. Please submit the following attachments:
(1) resume (should reflect GPA and/or class rank);
(2) short writing sample, 5 pp or less (excerpt OK);
(3) transcript(s); and,
(4) at least two references who are familiar with the applicant’s research, writing and
organizational skills.

Applications should be e-mailed to, with the subject line filled out
per above (e.g. S; UG; Tm 3; Spanish). Applications for the Summer are due by the end of
January; for the Fall by the end of May; and for the Winter by the end of September.

If one of OIA’s Teams wishes to interview an applicant, the Team will contact the applicant directly. Selections typically are made by March 1 for the summer, July 1 for the fall, and November 1 for the winter. Due to the volume of applicants, not every applicant will receive an invitation to interview or a personalized response to their application.

For consideration to serve as an intern with other sections in the Criminal Division or with
another Division (Civil, Antitrust, Tax, etc.) in the Department, as well as for information on
other compensated and uncompensated student programs, see .

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fall 2011 Congressional Internship with Rep. Grijalva

Congressman Grijalva is seeking interns for the upcoming fall semester. Internships provide a tremendous opportunity to learn about the legislative process and to become more familiar with how our government operates.

Interns will work closely with the legislative and press staff on a variety of issues. In addition to their work with the staff, interns will be asked to perform various administrative tasks that generally include, answering the office phones, opening and distributing mail, and responding to constituent correspondence. Every part of the internship is crucial to the day-to-day functioning of the office.

Internships are available year round and for variable lengths of time. Preference is given to those students and individuals from Arizona's 7th Congressional District, though consideration is given to all qualified applicants. Internships are unpaid.  Interns will be responsible for all lodging and transportation costs.

Internship Sessions:
Spring: Jan 15th – May 7th
Summer: June 1st – August 15th
Fall: September 1st – December 7th
*Note: The dates and hours of the internship are flexible.

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva
Congressman Grijalva is serving his 5th term in the US House of Representatives and regularly receives the top rating for the most progressive member of Congress.  He serves on the Committee on Education and Labor and Committee of Natural Resources, of which he is Ranking Member of the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee.

In addition, he plays several leadership roles throughout Congress: he serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and was appointed Senior Whip for the Majority Whip’s Operation.

Congressman Grijalva has been an ongoing advocate for economic justice, the environment, civil liberties and universal health care. In addition he supports redeployment of our troops out of Iraq and return to their families and loved ones.  Representing the 300 miles of the US Mexico border, he is a firm supporter of humane comprehensive immigration reform.

Application Process
Applications are now being accepted for the fall and spring internships. Due to delays in mail processing at U.S. House facilities, all applications must be received via fax or email. Please send completed materials to (202)225-1541 or, addressed to Internship Coordinator.

To apply for an internship, an applicant must submit the following:
-A cover letter which includes your interest in this particular office and your availability (dates and hours per week).
-A resume
-A short writing sample
* Note: The information above is for interning in the DC Office only. For information on interning in either the Tucson or Yuma district office, please contact our Tucson district office at (520) 622-6788.