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National Security Division Law Internship Programs for Spring/Summer/Fall 2019

Whether you are enrolled in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, litigation or national security or intelligence law, there are internship opportunities for you at NDS.

The U.S. Department of Justice seeks interns for positions located in Washington, D.C. They are offering the National Security Division Law Internships in spring, summer, and fall 2019.

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The program is open to all law students who are enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school at the time of application and throughout their internship.

Field of Internship: Law
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider:
NSD Office of Law and Policy, United States Department of Justice
Internship can be taken in 
the U.S.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Open to all law students.
  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school at the time of application and throughout their internship.
  • Strong research and writing skills are required.
  • Prior interest or experience in the area of national security would be useful but is not required.
  • By the time of the internship, all applicants must have taken one or more of the following courses: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, or Constitutional Law.
  • Additional courses addressing criminal law and litigation or national security or intelligence law would also be helpful.

Internship Open for International Students: No

Is this paid internship? Internships are unpaid. If your school offers interns academic or work-study, they will work with you to meet school requirements whenever possible.

Internship Description:

The National Security Division’s (NSD) Office of Law and Policy, United States Department of Justice is offering two internships for law students. The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Intern projects include: researching legal questions, drafting memoranda or other legal and policy analysis, factual research, and assisting with presentations and supporting materials.

Number of awards offered: 2 Positions are available

Internship Duration: Not given

Notification: Not given

How to Apply:

To apply, you will need to provide a brief cover letter, resume with two references, transcript (official or unofficial), and a writing sample (not to exceed ten pages). Paper or faxed applications will not be considered.

  • Submit these materials as one pdf, ATTN: Intern Program Coordinator (Office of Law and Policy), via email to [email protected]
  1. Spring applications 2019, the subject line should read: [LAST NAME] – L&P Spring 2019 Internship Application.
  2. Summer applications 2019, the subject line should read: [LAST NAME] – L&P Summer 2019 Internship application.
  3. Fall applications 2019, the subject line should read: [LAST NAME] – L&P Fall 2019 Internship application.

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadlines are as the following:

  • Fall 2019: April 15, 2019
  • Spring 2019: August 31, 2019
  • Summer 2019: 15 November 2019 for current 2L students and for Current 1L students – December 15, 2019.

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