Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

The Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) hires one undergraduate student to work full-time as an Intern each spring, summer and fall. This position is volunteer (i.e. uncompensated position for course credit) and is open until filled.

Currently accepting applications for:

Spring 2023

Eligibility

Only junior and senior students may apply. Students must be enrolled either full-time or part-time in a college, university, or comparable educational institution. Students must be in good standing academically and eligible to continue as an enrolled student during the internship. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment, possesses strong writing and communication skills, demonstrates proficiency dealing with Internet and computer technologies and produces high quality academic results, evidenced by a “B”/3.0 (or better) Grade Point Average. All offers require obtaining a proper security clearance after a review conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. U.S. citizenship required and applicants must have resided in the U.S. for at least 37 of the last 60 months.

Commitment

Spring and fall applicants must be available to work at least 32 hours per week (across no fewer than 4 days) for a minimum of 10 weeks. This requirement is not negotiable and availability must be confirmed with the applicant and their educational institution before an interview can be conducted. The summer internship is full-time (5 days per week).

Responsibilities

Interns will assist paralegal and attorney staff in performing legal and factual research and other closely related duties of a complex nature in support of the investigation and prosecution of complex criminal matters. This includes: digesting substantive materials and transcriptions of trial testimony or witness interviews; compiling, indexing, duplicating, and collating documents; reviewing and analyzing information, including statistical data, relevant to criminal cases and matters; preparing memoranda, discovery and other documents for attorneys; conducting factual research for a variety of purposes; preparing tables of contents, indexes for legal briefs, memoranda, and other such documents; specific problems and issues raised in litigation or correspondence; and performing a variety of other duties which may be assigned.

Application Procedure

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, meaning that the position may be filled prior to the application deadline. Submission deadlines for each semester are as follows:

  • Fall internship position, please submit no later than June 15.
  • Spring internship position, please submit no later than October 1.
  • Summer internship position, please submit no later than February 1

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, current transcript, and writing sample via email to ceos.interns@usdoj.gov. The cover letter should be addressed to “CEOS Internship Coordinators.” All documents should be in PDF format; a single, combined PDF (rather than multiple) is preferred.

Updated July 7, 2022

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