Internships

The United States Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace, and the candidate(s) selected will be required to pass a drug test to screen for illegal drug use. Volunteer Legal Intern opportunities are also contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.

Criminal Division, Organized Crime and Gang Section
United States Department of Justice
1301 New York Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

Attn:

Julie Wuslich and Catherine Weinstock

E-mail:

OCGSInterns@usdoj.gov

Projected No. of Volunteers:
  

Fall/Spring: 3-4

Summer: 4

Internship Location(s):
 

Washington, D.C.

Application Materials:

Please submit the following: cover letter, resume, law school transcript (official or unofficial) and legal writing sample.

**Applications from 1Ls should not be submitted before, and will not be considered until, Dec. 1.

**All materials should be in PDF format.

**E-mail application materials to Julie Wuslich and Catherine Weinstock at OCGSInterns@usdoj.gov

Qualifications:

2Ls, 3Ls and LLMs are eligible to apply for fall or spring internships. 1Ls and 2Ls may apply for summer internships. Excellent research and writing skills are required. Classes in criminal procedure, criminal law, and evidence recommended.

**Prior to finalizing an appointment, all interns are required to undergo a security check, which includes a name and fingerprint clearance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and a determination of suitability for employment based on the information a candidate provides in the security form.

Application Deadline:

Fall Semester: apply January - May
Spring Semester: apply July - September
Summer: apply October - January

**Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so kindly submit your materials as soon as possible.

Minimum Weeks Required:  

Fall/Spring: full semester, 16 hours per week. Summer: 10 weeks, 40 hours per week.

Salary:

Volunteer (without compensation) or work study credit.

Assignments:

Position entails extensive research and writing on a variety of issues pertaining to federal criminal procedure and law, evidence, labor law, RICO, sentencing, legislative, and policy matters.
 

Websites:

www.justice.gov/criminal/ocgs/about/

www.justice.gov/criminal/ocgs/about/portfolio.html

www.justice.gov/criminal/about/orgchart.html

Updated June 2, 2015