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Internship Opportunities

The Task Force on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is looking for undergraduate, graduate or law students interested in justice-related social service grantmaking or constitutional law and eager to assist with projects related to the Task Force's mission, which is to identify and overcome barriers that impede the full participation of faith- and community-based nonprofits in the Department's grants process.  The successful applicant will have strong research, writing, computer, and communication skills.  An interest in the administration's Faith-Based and Community Initiative is also desirable but not required.

Possible assignments include research projects related to policy and legal issues, writing informational materials about the Task Force's activities, mission and programs, and assistance with data collection.

Location: U.S. Department of Justice
                950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
                Washington, DC

Time commitment: 20 to 40 hours per week

Duration: 3 to 5 months. The Task Force selects an intern for Spring (January to May), Summer (May to August), and Autumn (August to December) sessions. Spring applications are due November 15. Summer applications are due March 1. Autumn applications are due August 1.

Salary: Volunteer (without compensation) or work study credit

Contact: Robert Siedlecki, Senior Legal Counsel
               (P) 202.514.2987
               (F) 202.616.9627

An application should include:

  • Cover letter expressing your interest in the Task Force and dates of availability for internships;
  • Resume;
  • Writing sample;
  • The name, title, and contact information of two or three people who are familiar with you in an academic or professional capacity.

Applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment security check.

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