Volunteer Internships

 

Undergraduate and Graduate Internships Introduction

The Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice invites you to apply for volunteer undergraduate and graduate internships in the Criminal Division sections listed below. Internships vary within the Criminal Division; internships offered include Computer Forensic Science, International Relations, Finance, and Human Resources. The majority of our internships are pre-law.  The interns assist Division personnel and Division attorneys on a variety of case-related work, including, conducting factual research; digesting substantive materials and transcriptions of trial testimony or depositions; compiling, indexing, duplicating, and collating documents; preparing and organizing charts and other materials for use as exhibits in litigation; collecting, reviewing and analyzing information, including statistical and financial data, relevant to criminal cases and matters; editing documents, to include legal briefs, motions and other correspondence, and performing a variety of other duties which may be assigned.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Undergraduate students enrolled at least part-time, as well, as graduate students enrolled at least part-time may serve as interns. Interns may work from 8 weeks (minimum) up to 6 months (maximum) during an academic semester or summer session. These positions are volunteer (without compensation) or may be used for work-study credit.
Interested undergraduate and graduate students should apply directly to the Criminal Division Section of their choice. Applications may be submitted to more than one Section.

The U.S. 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. Internship opportunities are also contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.


MONEY LAUNDERING AND ASSET RECOVERY SECTION (MLARS)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CRIMINAL DIVISION
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 2nd and 10th Floors
Washington, D.C. 20530
More Information:   MLARS Volunteer Legal Intern (Academic Year)
MLARS Volunteer Legal Intern Information
Note: Applicants should e-mail (preferred) or fax a cover letter (including dates available), resume, transcript (official or unofficial), a brief legal writing sample, and 3 references to Wendy.Taylor@usdoj.gov.
FAX: (202) 514-5522.


CHILD EXPLOITATION AND OBSCENITY SECTION (CEOS)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CRIMINAL DIVISION
ATTN: CEOS Intern Coordinator
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530
More Information: CEOS Undergraduate Intern Information and Computer Forensics
Note: If mailing application, do not use US Mail. Please use FedEx, UPS, DHL or other courier service. Email ceos.interns@usdoj.gov or fax applications to (202) 514-1793.


HUMAN RIGHTS AND SPECIAL PROSECUTIONS SECTION (HRSP)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CRIMINAL DIVISION
1301 New York Avenue, N.W., 2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530
More Information: HRSP Volunteer Undergraduate Webpage
Note: For legal internships, please submit via e-mail a cover letter (including dates available), resume, writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages), transcript (official or unofficial), and three references, to HRSPInterns@usdoj.gov.


OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (OIA)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CRIMINAL DIVISION
1301 New York Avenue N.W.
9th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530
More Information: USAJobs announcement
Note: OIA is seeking undergraduate, graduate, and law school interns.


OFFICE OF OVERSEAS PROSECUTORIAL DEVELOPMENT, ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING (OPDAT)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CRIMINAL DIVISION
1331 F Street N.W., 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530
More Information:  OPDAT Employment Webpage


PUBLIC INTEGRITY SECTION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CRIMINAL DIVISION
1400 New York Avenue, N.W. , 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530
More Information: PIN Undergraduate Intern Information
Note: Please submit, in a single .pdf document, the following information via email to pin.interns@usdoj.gov: cover letter, resume, short or partial writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages), three references, and an unofficial law school transcript.

Updated July 24, 2018

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