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.
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
Applications should be e-mailed to OIAIntern@usdoj.gov, 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 http://www.usdoj.gov/careers/ .