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Internship-Law and Policy Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Intern Position Available
U.S. Department of Justice
Environment and Natural Resources Division
Law and Policy Section

The Law and Policy Section (LPS) advises and assists the Assistant Attorney General on legal and policy issues. Working with the Office of Legislative Affairs, LPS coordinates the Environment and Natural Resources Division's legislative program. LPS also represents the Department of Justice on interagency groups of a variety of issues that relate to the mission of the Division. LPS also litigates amicus cases and undertakes other specially assigned litigation projects at the trial and appellate levels. Other duties include monitoring citizen suits and responding to citizen mail, congressional inquiries, and FOIA requests. LPS attorneys also coordinate the Division's activities on international environmental matters and environmental justice matters.

Duties of the unpaid undergraduate intern position include: attending congressional hearings and reporting on environmental legislation; researching legal and policy issues; and providing support for the section's amicus litigation. 

Students should consult with academic faculty to determine if this unpaid experience will earn credit.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, pass a mandatory background check, and be willing to commit to about 20 hours per week. Applicants should be either enrolled as undergraduates during the internship, or planning on returning to their school in the time period following the conclusion of the internship.

Applications must be received no later than 11:59pm on June 13, 2021. The internship will run roughly from early September to mid-December (dates flexible). We will also consider applications from students on the quarter system on a case-by-case basis. Please specify in your cover letter what dates and what hours you are available.

To apply, please email, fax, or mail a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, 2-3 references, and 3-5 page writing sample (may be an excerpt from a longer paper on any topic) to:
Pearlie Rowan at 
Please note that we will not consider any applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline.

Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.