Upcoming Deadlines: Paid Summer Law Internship Programs with DOJ and DHS

Applications are open for Summer Law Internship Programs within the United States Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, and the deadlines are approaching fast!

The Department of Justice is offering the “experience of a lifetime” to qualified law students, with opportunities to intern at U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in multiple locations. According to the their website, most successful applicants intern the summer between their second and third year of law school; however, graduating law students who will enter a judicial clerkship or a full-time graduate law program may intern following graduation.  Part-time law students are also eligible to apply. The application period ends on September 4, 2012 at midnight.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the General Counsel is also accepting applications to intern at their headquarters located in Washington D.C. The competitive program is seeking applicants with high academic achievement (GPA of 3.0 or higher or top 1/3 of the class is preferred) and exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills. In addition, a demonstrated involvement in activities beyond required coursework is encouraged. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2012 for 2Ls and 3Ls. The application period for 1Ls is December 1 – December 16, 2012.

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities! For more information on government jobs and internships, be sure to read PSLawNet’s Federal Government Resources page. View the job posting for DHS and DOJ at PsLawNet.org (log-in required).

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