Job Details

Law Student Volunteer Summer **

Company name

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

May 04, 2021

Valid Through

Aug 17, 2021

Posted on

Mar 07, 2021

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Law Student Volunteer Summer
The intern will gain a unique and exciting view of the work and mission of the Division. Intern will assist Division attorneys and/or specialists in a variety of assignments, including conducting legal and factual research, preparing documents and exhibits, interviewing witnesses, summarizing depositions, analyzing records, and other case-related work. Intern in the Policy and Strategy Section, as well as interns in some other sections, will assist the Division with a full range of civil rights policy work, including legislative proposals, policy development, and engaging civil rights stakeholders. Welcome applications from all accredited law schools for our law school intern program and from all two- and four-year colleges for our undergraduate program. Specifically, for a total of 3 years (not necessarily consecutive years) of the 5 years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: (1) resided in the U.S.; (2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or, (3) been a dependent of a Federal or military employee serving overseas. Must be student. The following students are eligible: undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time; public policy graduate students; first-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students; and law school graduates who are enrolled in graduate law programs (e.g., L.L.M. programs) at least half-time. All students must be in good academic standing and will be required to provide official documentation from their school. First-year, first-semester law students may apply after December 1 for internships the following summer. Should have excellent interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; strong research and analytical skills; and demonstrated interest or experience in the enforcement of civil rights laws.

Additional info

Submit a resume, brief writing sample (no more than 10 pages of your own work), transcript (unofficial is acceptable), references, and a cover letter highlighting your qualifications, as well as, your interest and experience in the work of the Division and the Section(s) to which you are applying, and indicating the dates/time period you are available to work. Any applicant eligible for veterans' preference is encouraged to include that information in your cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to your submissions.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
USDOJ Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530

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