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Employment and Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

The Office of Legislative Affairs has internships available for currently enrolled undergraduate and law students. A position as a legislative intern provides an excellent opportunity for learning about the interplay between the U.S. Department of Justice and Congress.

OLA interns participate in a variety of legislative and administrative tasks including:

  • Attending congressional Hearings and Briefings
  • Preparing written and oral summaries of congressional hearings
  • Reviewing congressional correspondence and hearing transcripts
  • Working with OLA staff to prepare and organize materials for Department witnesses testifying before Congress
  • Reviewing and tracking legislation introduced in Congress

Positions are available for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Preference will be given to full-time applicants, but all applications will be given full consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early.

Spring January – May 30 Applications accepted through November
Summer June  – August 31 Applications accepted through January
Fall September – December 31 June 19, 2023

Please apply by forwarding a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample of approximately 10 pages or less to:

By Mail:

OLA Intern Coordinator
Office of Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Room 1137
Washington, DC 20530

By Email:

For more information please call 202-514-2141

Updated May 19, 2023