LEGAL INTERN PROGRAM (SPRING, SUMMER&FALL)EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYCOMMISSIONOFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSELwww.eeoc.gov/eeoc/jobs/intern-olc.cfmRaymond Peeler, Esq. Submit by Email ONLY:Office of Legal Counsel Raymond.firstname.lastname@example.orgEqual Employment Opportunity Commission1801 L Street, NWWashington, DC 20507DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:The Office will hire 2-4 2Ls for its unpaid, full-time, 10-12 week (split Summers may bepermitted) Summer 2013 Legal Intern Program and 2 2Ls, 3Ls or LLMs for each of itspart-time (15 hrs/wk) Fall and Spring Internship Programs. In 2012, 3 were hired forSummer, out of approx. 250 applicants. The office is composed of 2 programs: theCoordination and Guidance Program and Legal Services Program. Coordination andGuidance Program interns perform legal research, assist in drafting policy, and attendforums covering employment discrimination topics and meetings with other federalagencies. FOIA program interns review and respond to disclosure requests made pursuantto FOIA or other disclosure authority; research FOIA issues; and update program staffregarding any significant cases or changes in FOIA law.The EEOC brings suits on behalf of alleged victims of discrimination against privateemployers and serves as an adjudicator for claims of discrimination brought against federalagencies. The Coordination and Guidance Program is comprised of 3 divisions: theCoordination Division, Title VII/ADEA/EPA Division, and ADA/GINA PolicyDivision. The Legal Services Program has 2 divisions: Advice and External LitigationDivision and Freedom of Information Act Program. See the website for details about workof each division.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Applicants should possess strong legal research, analysis, and writing skills; demonstratedinterest in civil rights issues, labor and employment law, and/or public interest law; andexperience with legal writing. Experience drafting legal memoranda, membership onacademic journals, class standing, moot court participation, clinical experience, and otherachievements will also be considered.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit cover letter, resume, 3 references, and 5-10 page writing sample by Mon., Oct. 15,2012 (Summer) and on a Rolling Basis (Spring and Fall). Interviews are conducted by 2
attorneys at the DC office and Equal Justice Works Career Fair, and also by telephone forSummer, with offers typically extended by mid-November. 05/22/12INTERN PROGRAM (SPRING, SUMMER &FALL)FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONBUREAUOF COMPETITIONwww.ftc.gov/bc/recruit/summer_program.shtmFederal Trade Commission Submit by Email ONLY:Bureau of Competition, Summer Intern email@example.comProgram Subject: “[Spring/Summer/Fall] Internship”Human Resources Management OfficeH723600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20580202-326-2342DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:The FTC seeks 6-8 1Ls for unpaid and 8 2Ls for paid (GS-9, Step 1) Summer 2013internships, and 2Ls and 3Ls with backgrounds in Antitrust, Economics, or Finance forunpaid Spring and Fall internships. Split Summers are permitted, provided a minimum of 8weeks during the first half of Summer is spent with the FTC. The FTC typically receives 300applications from 1Ls and over 700 applications from 2Ls. Interns are assigned to 1 of 3practices: Mergers and Acquisitions, Anticompetitive Practices, or HealthcareServices. Every effort is made to accommodate interests, but a specific assignment cannotbe guaranteed. Interns draft pleadings, discovery requests and responses; appear in court orat hearings and depositions with Bureau of Competition attorneys; attend meetings withparties and their outside counsel; lead interview calls and summarizing findings throughwritten reports; review documents; research related legal issues; and participate in trainingsessions and brown bags on key antitrust issues.The Bureau employs 180 attorneys who investigate and prosecute unfair methods ofcompetition, including illegal boycotts, price-fixing, and other types of collusion betweencompetitors. It also investigates corporate mergers and acquisitions, challenging some asviolations of antitrust laws. The Bureau employs a broad range of enforcement tools,including litigation in federal district court and before administrative law judges (with appealsto the 5 Commissioners); files briefs with external courts; obtains consent agreements; andinvestigates compliance with or violations of prior FTC orders.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:U.S. citizenship is required; candidates with an interest in antitrust, business andcompetition, as well as a demonstrated commitment to public interest is desirable. Priorlegal or other work experience, or education in economics or business, is also favorable.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit cover letter (indicate interest in antitrust and Bureau and, for Fall or Spring,preferred division placement), resume, law school transcript, writing sample (max. 5 pgs.),and list of 3 references between Aug. 1 and Sat., Sept. 15, 2012 (2Ls) and between Dec. 1and Fri., Feb. 1, 2013 (1Ls) (Summer), but early for best consideration, as applications arereviewed on a Rolling Basis; and on a Rolling Basis (Spring and Fall). Interviews will beconducted telephonically and in person at some On-Campus Recruiting events. 06/04/12LAW INTERN PROGRAM (SPRING, SUMMER &FALL)U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELANDSECURITYOFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSELwww.dhs.gov/xabout/careers/gc_1287089913359.shtmAlexandria Edwards Submit by Email ONLY:U.S. Department of Homeland firstname.lastname@example.org (Summer)Security email@example.com (Spring & Fall)Office of the General CounselMail Stop 3650Washington, DC firstname.lastname@example.orgDESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:The OGC seeks 1Ls and 2Ls for its paid (GS-7 - GS-9), 10-12 wk. Summer Law InternProgram and 2Ls and 3Ls for each of its unpaid Fall and Spring Intern/Extern Programs.Interns work with 2 or more divisions, including Immigration, Regulatory Affairs,Operations and Enforcement, Legal Counsel, General Law, Technology Programs, NationalProtection and Programs, and Intelligence. They may interact with clients, attend legislativehearings, and meet with attorneys and representatives from other agencies, and willparticipate in an extensive orientation program on other operating divisions within DHS andwith other federal agencies.
DHS assists in leveraging federal, state and local government resources, to create acomplementary system for protecting America, without duplicating effort. Its clients includethe U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration & CustomsEnforcement, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Citizenship& Immigration Services, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. The OGC employs1800 lawyers, working in the DC headquarters with subsidiary divisions and legal programsfor 8 Department components. The office provides legal advice to the Secretary andDepartment leadership, participates in crafting policy and promulgation of regulations,reviews proposed legislation, and assists in operational initiative planning.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:U.S. citizenship. Min. 3.0 GPA or top 1/3 class preferred; also preferred are exceptionalresearch, writing and analytical skills, and demonstrated involvement in activities beyondrequired coursework.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and list of 3 references for Summerbetween Aug. 15, 2012 and Mon., Oct. 1, 2012 (2Ls) and between Dec. 1, 2012 and Sun.,Dec. 16, 2012 (1Ls); submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample for Spring and Fall ona Rolling Basis. Hiring decisions for Summer will be made between December and Januaryfor 2Ls and, if space still available, in late January or early February for 1Ls. 08/01/12VOLUNTEER LEGAL INTERNSHIP&EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (SPRING, SUMMER &FALL)DOJwww.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-intern.htmlVarious Locations NationwideDESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:A wide variety of 1L, 2L and 3L academic year and Summer positions are available in DC,field offices, over 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and over 52 Immigration Courts with theExecutive Office for Immigration Review. Most positions are volunteer; others offer lawschool credit; and a limited number are paid, part-time positions. The Department selectsapproximately 800 interns for academic year placements and 1,000 for Summer. Check thewebsite for detailed information about volunteer opportunities and upcoming vacancies forspecific offices. Each office has different requirements, generally students are asked tocommit to 8 to 10 weeks during the Summer (split Summers are allowed). Interns work upto 20 hours a week during the academic year.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Specific hiring criteria vary and are outlined in the “qualifications” section of eachannouncement. Must have U.S. citizenship or owe permanent allegiance to the U.S. Dualcitizens considered on case-by-case basis.APPLICATION PROCESS:Each office conducts its volunteer intern program independently, with varied deadlines andrequirements. Apply directly to each office of interest in response to a specific posting or byapplying directly to any office of interest. See website for information about bothapproaches. Department organization in which you are interested that does not have alisting. Although application requirements vary, offices typically request a resume, coverletter, and law school transcript. In addition, organizations may request writing sample, listof references, and/or other information. Most offices have early application deadlines, soapply 4-5 months in advance of desired start date. 04/05/12LEGAL INTERN PROGRAM (SPRING, SUMMER &FALL) U.S. OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTETHICSOFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL &LEGAL POLICYwww.oge.gov/About/Organization/Office-of-General-Counsel---Legal-Policy/Kerri A. Cox, Associate General Submit by Email ONLY:Counsel Kerri.email@example.comU.S. Office of Government Ethics1201 New York Avenue N.W., Suite500Washington, DC 20005202- 482-9300NOTE: Details about this program have not been confirmed for 2013. This entrycontains information from last year and will be updated as soon as possible.DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:Last year, the Office sought 3-4 2Ls for its paid Summer 2012 Legal Internship/ExternshipProgram and 1-2 2Ls or 3Ls for each of its unpaid 2012 Spring and Fall programs. ForSummer 2011, the Office hired 3 paid interns and 2 unpaid externs, out of approx. 350applications. Interns assist attorneys in providing oral and written advice to senior agencyethics offices and counselors throughout the Executive Branch; preparing memorandum onpolicy and advisory opinions; making presentations to Federal agencies and otherorganizations; working with the White House and Executive Branch agencies in reviewing
candidates for positions requiring Senate confirmation; drafting legislation and regulations;formulating ethics and conflict of interest policy for the Executive Branch; and assisting theOGE Director in the administration of the agency.The OGC&LP works within the Office of Government Ethics to establish and maintain auniform legal framework of government ethics for executive branch employees. It developsethics program policies and regulations, interprets laws and regulations, assists agencies inlegal and policy implementations, and recommends changes in conflicts of interest and ethicsstatutes. Attorneys provide education and training to the ethics community and the publicand respond to requests for information from the public and the media. The office alsoworks with more than 130 federal agencies and the White House Counsels Office onconflicts of interest and ethics issues related to federal employees appointed by thePresident, and on the Administrations ethics agenda and provides legal support for theagency in the areas of agency management such as personnel, fiscal law and otheradministrative law areas. The Legislative Affairs Division provides a liaison to the Congressand to the Office of Management and Budget.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Interest in a public service career in public policy and administrative law. Though notrequired, past hires have possessed 3.3 GPA or been in top third of their class.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit cover letter, resume, and unofficial law school transcript. Last year, applicationswere accepted on a Rolling Basis for Spring and Fall. Last year’s deadline for Summer wasFeb. 3, 2012. 07/25/12SUMMER INTERN PROGRAMSMALL BUSINESSADMINISTRATIONOFFICE OF GENERALCOUNSELwww.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2466Summer Intern Program Submit by Email ONLY:Coordinator OGCRecruiting@sba.govOffice of General CounselSmall Business Administration409 Third Street, SW, 7th FloorWashington, DC 20416202-205-6605DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:
The OGC seeks approximately 10 1Ls and 2Ls for its 10-week (1st wk June to 1st wk Aug.)volunteer and paid (depending on budget) Summer 2013 Intern Program. Eleven internswere hired in 2012 out of 900 applications. Interns perform a variety of legal research andwriting projects; attend meetings and hearings; and have the opportunity to become involvedin trials, if any are in progress. Training is offered, and students attend Supreme Courthearings, meetings of Small Business Committee of the House of Representatives, andvarious social events.Founded in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Small BusinessAdministration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counselingsessions, and other assistance to small businesses. Its mission is to ensure small businesses afair proportion of government contracts and sales of surplus properties.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:U.S. citizenship is required. Candidates are screened based on their interest in working forthe Office.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample (max. 10 pgs.)on Rolling Basis after Mon., Dec. 31, 2012, but early for best consideration. Interviewswill be conducted in-person and telephonically, with offers extended from 2 days to 4months after interview. 07/16/12LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM(SPRING, SUMMER & FALL)TRANSPORTATIONSECURITY ADMINISTRATIONOFFICE OF CIVILRIGHTS AND LIBERTIES, OMBUDSMAN&TRAVELER ENGAGEMENTwww.tsa.govStudent Internship Coordinator Submit by Email ONLY:Office of Civil Rights and Liberties Marian.firstname.lastname@example.orgTransportation SecurityAdministrationTSA-6, West Tower, 3rd Floor601 South 12th StreetArlington, VA 22202-4204571-227-1917
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:The Office of Civil Rights seeks 5-8 1Ls and 2Ls for its volunteer Law Student InternshipProgram. Internships are available in a variety of locations such as (with 2012 hiringnumbers included) Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman andTraveler Engagement (1); Disability and Multicultural Division (3); Office ofFinance/Administration – Claims Management Branch/Office of Financial Management (2);Civil Rights Division – Equal Employment Opportunity Management Branch (4); andOmbudsman Division (1). In Summer 2012, 80-90 applications were received. Theprogram typically runs from mid-May to August, with flexible dates, and split Summers arepermitted. Interns rotate through the divisions and handle a wide variety of assignmentsincluding research and writing, attending agency meetings, visiting the Supreme Court, andattending Congressional hearings.The Office is charged with enforcing laws concerning employment discrimination as itrelates to all of TSA’s hiring practices, programs, and activities. It has 6 divisions: InformalComplaint, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Formal Complaint, External Complaint andCompliance, Affirmative Employment and Diversity Emphasis, and Executive Support.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:U.S. citizenship required. A strong interest in civil rights and liberties coupled with excellentwritten, oral communication, and listening skills are crucial.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample (up to 5 pages double-spaced), and list of 2references (including phone numbers) on a Rolling Basis, but early for best consideration,as selections are typically made by mid-March. The Office conducts telephonic interviewsonly; offers are typically extended within 2 weeks of interview. 07/30/12GENERAL COUNSEL INTERNSHIPS (SPRING,SUMMER & FALL)U.S. AGENCY FORINTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTOFFICE OFGENERAL COUNSELhttp://transition.usaid.gov/careers/gcintern.htmlSubmit by Mail and Delivery: Submit by Email (Preferred):U.S. Agency for International email@example.comDevelopmentOffice of the General CounselRoom 6.06.0911300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20523-6601202-712-5389 (Mark Fittipaldi)DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:The Office will hire 6-8 1Ls and 2Ls for its full-time (40 hrs/wk) Summer and 2Ls and3Ls for its part-time (min. 15 hrs/wk) Spring and Fall Internship Programs. In 2012, 6interns were hired for Summer from approximately 500 applications. Internships are for 3-4months and interns perform general legal research and writing for staff attorneys and areincluded in bi-weekly staff meetings during which current issues relating to USAID ingeneral and to specific foreign assistance programs are presented. Placements are in one of10 divisions: Acquisition and Assistance; Africa; Asia/Middle East; Democracy, Conflict andHumanitarian Assistance;Ethics and Administration; Europe and Eurasia; GlobalHealth/Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade; Latin America and the Caribbean;Legislation and Policy; and Litigation and Enforcement.USAID administers the federal governments economic and humanitarian foreign assistanceprogram. The OGC provides legal advice and guidance for all of the Agencys operationsworldwide.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Must be U.S. citizen and must successfully obtain security clearance, which can take up to 3months.APPLICATION PROCESS:Send cover letter (indicating dates of availability) and resume on a Rolling Basis but at least3 months in advance of desired start date. All interviews are conducted telephonically, andoffers are extended shortly thereafter. 06/12/13SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAMGOVERNMENTACCOUNTABILITY OFFICEOFFICE OF GENERALCOUNSELhttp://gao.gov/careers/index.htmlSubmit by Mail and Delivery: Submit by Email (Preferred):Christine Davis firstname.lastname@example.orgAssistant General Counsel for OperationsU.S. Government Accountability Office441 G Street, NWWashington, DC 20548202-512-8290
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:The Office will hire 4-5 2Ls for its paid ($1290/wk), 10-week (May - Sept.) Summer 2013Associate Program. In 2012 approximately 1,000 applications were received, but budgetconstraints prohibited hiring. Students work for equal periods in 2 of the OGC’s attorneyteams, conducting legal research and writing. They may be given primary responsibility forall legal aspects of a project and may also participate in private meetings with members ofCongress and exclusive tours of the Supreme Court.The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency which studies how the federal governmentspends taxpayer dollars, evaluates federal programs, audits federal expenditures, and issueslegal opinions. It advises Congress and heads of executive agencies about how to makegovernment more effective and responsive. The OGC performs a wide variety of services,including reviewing legislative proposals, reporting to Congress on proposed rescissions anddeferrals of government funds, preparing reports on all major rules for Congressionalcommittees, and resolving bid protests which challenge government contract awards. TheOffice employs approximately 130 attorneys.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:U.S. citizenship is required. Candidates are evaluated based on individual experiences andinterests, academic achievement, and commitment to public service.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit resume, brief writing sample, and law school transcript between Mon., July 23, 2012and Sat., Sept. 1, 2012, but earlier for best consideration as hiring decisions are made on aRolling Basis. Senior executives review screened applications and initial interviews areconducted by telephone or on-site at the school or DC office. Offers are typically extendedwithin 1 month of interview. 06/26/12###SUMMER INTERN AND FALL & SPRING EXTERNPROGRAMSDEPARTMENT OF STATEOFFICE OFTHE LEGAL ADVISER (CIVIL)www.state.gov/s/l/3190.htm
Office of the Legal Adviser Submit by FAX: Submit by Email (Preferred):L/EX Room 5519 202-736-7508 email@example.comU.S. Department of StateWashington, DC 20520-6419202-647-8323DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:The Office seeks 12-14 2Ls for its 2012 Summer Intern Program (min. 6 weeks, May toSeptember, split Summers encouraged). In 2012, 12 Summer Interns were hired fromapproximately 500 applications. Summer Interns are assigned to 2 different functionaloffices to ensure they receive broad exposure to the various facets of government lawpractice and may take advantage of programs and activities sponsored by the Department,the Federal Bar Association, the Department of Justice, and others. Externs are assigned toa single section, but may receive projects from other practice areas. Assignment preferencesare considered at the interview stage, and students are given the same level of work as juniorattorney-advisers. The work is varied and, in addition to topics directly related to the civilfunctions of the State Department, includes contracts, employment, labor, and procurementlaw.The Office furnishes advice on domestic and international legal issues arising in the courseof the Departments work. This includes assisting in the formulation and implementation ofU.S. foreign policy, and promoting the development of international law and its institutionsas a fundamental element of those policies.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and list of 3 professional or academicreferences by Sat. Sept. 1, 2012 (Summer); Sun., Mar. 31, 2013 (Fall); and Fri., May 31,2013 (Spring 2014). The Department participates in on-campus recruiting at 15 law schoolcampuses; selected candidates from those interviews and from other applicants nationwidewill be invited to interview in DC (at candidate’s expense). Telephonic interviews are notpermitted. After interviews, the Recruiting Committee forwards recommendations tomanagement for final hiring decisions. Successful applicants are notified by December 15th,but employment is contingent upon receipt of a secret-level security clearance, which takes 3to 6 months to complete. 06/29/12SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM (SLIP)U.S.DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE www.justice.gov/careers/legal/summer-intern.htmlSummer Law Electronic Submission ONLY:Intern Program www.avuedigitalservices.com/casting/aiportal/control/mainmenu?agency=d
Attorney ojoarmGeneral’s (Create user profile and password)HonorsProgramOffice ofAttorneyRecruitmentandManagementWashington,DC 20530-0001202-514-3397/202-616-2113(TDD) foraccommodationsDeanaWillis 202-514-1175DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:DOJ seeks 70-90 2Ls and 3Ls entering judicial clerkship or full-time LLM program inFall 2012 for its paid (GS-7 Step 1 - 2Ls; GS-11 Step 1 - 3Ls) Summer Law InternProgram. Split Summers with a firm or between 2 DOJ organizations are permissible;however, students must work minimum of 6-8 weeks and agree to mutually convenientstart/exit dates. Participation in SLIP improves chances of acceptance into HonorsProgram. On the application, students may indicate a preference for the followingcomponents (projected hiring shown in parenthesis; see web for full details): Antitrust(28); Civil (3); Executive Office for Immigration Review (16); Federal Bureau of Prisons (8);Professional Responsibility Advisory Office (1); Tax (5); U.S. Attorney’s Office for Districtof Wyoming (1-4); U.S. Attorney’s Office for Southern District of Alabama (1). Most, butnot all, positions are in DC. Participating informally, but not necessarily following timelines:Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (1); U.S. Attorney for Middle Districtof Pennsylvania (2); U.S. Attorney’s Office for Western District of New York (1); Office ofLegal Counsel (2 - only 3Ls entering JLC); Office of Solicitor General (3 – only 3Ls enteringJLC).The DOJ, administered by the U.S. Attorney General, is responsible for investigating andprosecuting violations of federal laws; representing the U.S. in all legal matters, includingthose before the Supreme Court; enforcing immigration laws and processing applications forcitizenship; and maintaining the federal prison system and community programs.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
Must have U.S. citizenship or owe permanent allegiance to U.S. Dual citizens considered oncase-by-case basis. Selection is based on many factors, including academic achievement,writing skills and experience (e.g, journals), ability to reason independently and creatively(e.g., moot court), clinical/volunteer and work experience relating to DOJ’s work,commitment to its mission, extracurricular activities indicating legal acumen, and well-rounded background. Prior to appointment, satisfactory background investigation and drugtesting are required.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit electronic application between Tues., July 31, 2012 and Tues., Sept. 4,2012 (midnight Eastern). Applicants are encouraged to include information about theirinterests and motivations to distinguish themselves within the candidate pool. Receipt ofapplication will be confirmed. Finalists will be notified in early October and hiringcomponents may request writing sample, resume, and/or transcripts prior to or at the timeof interview. Interviews are conducted telephonically, through video-conferencing, or in fieldoffices (at candidate’s expense) from mid-October to early November. Most offers areextended from Mid-November to January. 04/13/12LEGAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (SPRING,SUMMER & FALL)OVERSEAS PRIVATEINVESTMENT CORPORATIONDEPARTMENT OFLEGAL AFFAIRSwww.opic.gov/careers/internship/legalOverseas Private Investment Electronic Submission ONLY:Corporation www.opic.gov/careers/internship/legal/applyLegal Intern ProgramCoordinator1100 New York Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20527202-336-8683DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:The Department seeks 6 1Ls and 2Ls for its unpaid 12-week Summer 2013 Legal InternshipProgram and 2-3 2Ls and 3Ls for volunteer, part-time internships in each of the Fall andSpring semesters. Split Summers may be approved on a case-by-case basis. For Summer2012, 7 interns were hired, out of more than 275 applications. Interns may be assigned legalresearch and writing projects in the following areas of law: corporate, administrative, public,international, insurance, banking, and finance. Every effort is made to match assignments tointerns’ areas of interest. Interns will be exposed to structuring project financing, assessmentof political risks, and evaluation of claims in connection with OPIC’s insurance contracts.
OPIC is a small, independent governmental agency that encourages American businessinvestment in developing nations. It provides investors with project financing, insurance,and a variety of investor services in 150 developing nations and emerging economies. TheDepartment’s 20 attorneys negotiate bilateral agreements with individual countries andrepresent OPIC in negotiations as needed after agreements are in place. They draft projectfinance and investment funds legal documentation; review political risk insurance contracts;negotiate with investors and provide counsel on finance, funds and insurance transactions;determine liability and compensation in claims on OPIC insurance policies; and representOPIC in arbitration.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Candidates should have an outstanding academic record; demonstrated interest in financeand international law and development, including an academic or employment backgroundin banking, finance, and international affairs; and superior writing ability. Applicants mustbe U.S. citizens and never have been convicted of a felony.APPLICATION PROCESS:Between Sept. 1, 2012 and Wed., Oct. 31, 2012 (Spring); between Nov. 1, 2012 (2Ls) orDec. 1, 2012 (1Ls) and Tues., Jan. 15, 2013 (Summer); and from May 1, 2013 to Thurs.,Aug. 1, 2013 (Fall); submit cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample. Applications arereviewed by the Internship Coordinator and finalists are interviewed over thetelephone. Selections for Summer will be made by the end of February. 07/03/12VOLUNTEER LAW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM(SPRING, SUMMER & FALL)DEPARTMENT OFCOMMERCEOFFICE OF CHIEF COUNSEL FORINTERNATIONAL COMMERCEwww.commerce.gov/os/ogc/international-commerceU.S. Dept. of Commerce Submit by FAX: Submit by Email:Office of Chief Counsel for 202-482-4076 firstname.lastname@example.orgInternational Commerce (Subject: “Spring, Summer or (Subject: “Spring, Summer or14th and Constitution Avenue, Fall 2013 Internship”) Fall 2013 Internship”)NWWashington, DC 20230DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:The OCC-IC seeks 2Ls and 3Ls for 2 full or part-time 12-week volunteer internship in eachof the Spring and Fall semesters and 1Ls and 2Ls for 2 full-time 10-week Summer volunteer
internships. Interns conduct legal research and analysis, draft documents, participate inclient and interagency meetings, and meet regularly with supervising attorneys to discusstheir progress.The Department’s mission is to advance economic growth, jobs, and opportunities and hascross cutting responsibilities in the areas of trade, technology, entrepreneurship, economicdevelopment, environmental stewardship, and statistical research and analysis. The OCC-ICprovides legal advice to the International Trade Administration on international trade,investment, export promotion and antitrust matters. Its 11 attorneys also work closely withthe Office of U.S. Trade Representative, State Department, other government agencies andthe private sector.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:The ideal candidate will have a background or demonstrated interest in international tradeand investment law. U.S. citizenship is required.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample (5-10 pages, preferably on an international lawsubject) and law school transcript by Fri., Nov. 16, 2012 (Spring); Fri., Dec. 28, 2012(Summer); and Fri., June 28, 2013 (Fall). The office may accept applications later,through the OGC’s recruitment process, but there is a preference for the earlierdeadline. Telephonic interviews are available, but in-person interviews are preferred. 05/18/12VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (SPRING,SUMMER & FALL)INTERNATIONAL TRADEADMINISTRATIONwww.ita.doc.gov/hrm/unpaidstudentinternships.pdfInternational Trade Submit by Email ONLY:Administration email@example.comU.S. Department of Commerce (in Word or PDF)Office of Strategic Resources14th & Constitution Ave. NW,Room 2006Washington, DC 20230DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:The Office seeks 1Ls (Summer only), 2Ls, 3Ls, and other Undergraduate and GraduateStudents for each of its Spring, Summer, and Fall Volunteer Internship Programs. Internsconduct research and analyze regulatory, trade, and investment issues; help prepare briefing
papers, memos, and other materials for senior officials; prepare responses to internal andexternal clients; and track deadlines and upcoming trade events. They are assigned to 1 of 5units: Import Administration; Market Access and Compliance; Manufacturing Services;Trade Promotion and the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service; Executive Administration.The ITA works to strengthen competitiveness of U.S. industry (at home and abroad),promote trade and investment, and ensure fair trade through the enforcement of trade lawsand agreements. It also helps improve the global business environment. Currently, the ITAis working on the President’s economic recovery agenda and the National Export Initiativeto sustain economic growth and support American jobs.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizenship is required and applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must work well in team environment, have strong oral and written communication skills, be detail-oriented, able to multi-task and meet tight deadlines. International experience (education, travel and employment) and foreign language skills are a plus, but not required.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript (listing current cumulative GPA andnumber of credit hours taken) by Fri., Nov. 30, 2012 (Spring); Sat., Mar. 30, 2013(Summer); and Tues., July 30, 2013 (Fall). Candidates are notified of receipt ofapplication. In-person and telephonic interviews will be conducted and offers are typicallymade within 1 week of interview. 07/17/12STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (SPRING,SUMMER & FALL)OFFICE OF THE U.S. TRADEREPRESENTATIVEwww.ustr.gov/Who_We_Are/USTR_Student_Internship_Program.htmlMs. Taiwo Carmichael Submit by FAX: Submit by Email (Preferred):Office of the U.S. Trade 202-395-9677 firstname.lastname@example.orgRepresentativeHuman Resources - InternCoordinator1724 F Street, NWWashington, DC 20508202-395-7360NOTE: Details about this program have not been confirmed for 2013. This entrycontains information from last year and will be updated as soon as possible.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:Last year the Office sought 30-40 undergraduate and graduate students, including 1Ls and2Ls, for each of its Spring, Summer and Fall 2012 volunteer Student InternshipPrograms. In Summer 2011, 38 students were selected out of approximately 400 applicants;15 were law students. The program runs a minimum of 6-8 weeks from May toAugust. Dates are flexible, but split Summers are discouraged. Assignments range fromresearch, analysis, statistics, meeting and conference planning, briefing books, reportpreparation, and letter writing to covering Hill meetings, hearings, and markups. Based onneed, interns will be placed in 1 of the following DC offices: General Counsel;Congressional Affairs; Western Hemisphere; Europe and the Mediterranean; Japan; China;Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation; World Trade Organization and Multilateral Affairs;Industry; Agricultural Affairs; Public Affairs; Intergovernmental Affairs; Environment andNatural Resources; Services, Investment, and Intellectual Property; as well as in the Genevaoffice.The U.S. Trade Representative is a cabinet-level Presidential appointee working as the tradeadvisor to the President. The Office employs 200 people, assists with U.S. trade matters,and helps form bilateral and multilateral trade agreements.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:U.S. citizenship is required. Candidates must successfully pass security clearance prior tobeginning employment.APPLICATION PROCESS:Submit resume, cover letter (stating availability, approx. number of hrs/wk, reason forapplying, and expectations, as well as areas of interest within USTR). A writing sample maybe required at a later date. Last year, recommended deadlines were Nov. 30, 2011 (Spring);Mar. 15, 2012 (Summer); and Aug. 15, 2012 (Fall 2012), but applications were still acceptedafter these dates. Interviews are conducted in person (preferred) or telephonically for out-of-area candidates. Offers are typically extended within 6-8 weeks of receipt of application. 07/25/12