The Criminal Division develops, enforces, and supervises the application of all federal criminal laws except those specifically assigned to other divisions. The Division and the 93 U.S. Attorneys have the responsibility for overseeing criminal matters as well as certain civil litigation. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance on criminal matters. For example, the Division approves or monitors sensitive areas of law enforcement such as participation in the Witness Security Program and the use of electronic surveillance; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordination international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.
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.
he Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking a volunteer intern to work with the Criminal Division's ethics officer. Learn the ins and outs of government ethics, including application of criminal statutes, Standards of Conduct, general ethics principles, bar rules, and the Ethics Pledge. Apply applicable law and policy to situations that arise every day in the Criminal Division. Learn about conflicts, appearance issues, impartiality in performing official duties, outside activities, gifts, political activities, misuse of official position, contractor issues, financial disclosure, seeking employment, post-employment, travel, and joint collaborations with non-Federal entities. The position also requires clerical assistance. Summer interns will have the opportunity to learn about the work of the Criminal Division.
All applicants must be United States citizens and currently enrolled in law school. Applicants must have a strong academic background, excellent writing skills, a commitment to public service, and mature judgement.
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. It is the policy of the Department of 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 by the Department of Justice.
To apply for this internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for summer internships will be accepted through February 26, 2015.