The Organized Crime and Gang Section oversees the Department's program to combat organized crime by: investigating and prosecuting the most significant domestic and international organized crime groups in conjunction with Assistant United States Attorneys in U.S. Attorney's Offices around the country; prosecuting significant RICO, VCAR and violent crime cases against the most dangerous street gangs operating on a regional and national level; exercising approval authority over all proposed federal prosecutions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) and Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering (VCAR) statutes; advising and assisting on criminal investigations and prosecutions of federal crimes involving labor-management disputes, the internal affairs of labor unions in the private sector, and the operation of employee pension and welfare benefit plans; and contributing to the development of policy and legislation relating to numerous organized crime and gang related issues including gambling, firearms trafficking, human trafficking, violent crime, and law enforcement strategies.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
Position entails extensive research and writing on a variety of issues pertaining to federal criminal procedure and law, evidence, RICO, VCAR, sentencing, legislative, and policy matters.
Excellent research and writing skills are required. Classes in criminal procedure, criminal law, and evidence are 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 and a determination of suitability for employment based on the information a candidate provides in the security form.
16 hours per week for part-time; 35-40 hours per week for full-time for the full semester. We do not entertain split internships with other organizations.
Please submit the following: cover letter, resume, law school transcript (official or unofficial) and legal writing sample.
All materials should be submitted in PDF format. E-mail application materials to OCGSInterns@usdoj.gov.
Fall 2023: Apply March 13 through June 15th.
**Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so kindly submit your materials as soon as possible.
No split-terminternships will be considered; commitment for full term required.
Julie Wuslich, Intern Coordinator
Fax: (202) 305-1448