Summer Legal Internships with the U.S. Department of Justice in Miami

Legal Internship Positions with the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review
Positions Location: Miami, FL
Qualifications: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are first or second year law students with strong research and writing skills. Prior knowledge of immigration law is preferred but not required. Selected applicants will be required to submit to a security background check that takes 6-8 weeks to complete.
Date Positions Available: Summer 2009
Description: This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop research, writing and analytical skills. The students will work directly under the supervision of the Attorney Advisor and the Judicial Law Clerks hired through the Attorney General’s Honor Program. The summer internship is a volunteer, unpaid position. However, students may be eligible for academic credit and are encouraged to contact the appropriate person at their law school to determine eligibility. Interns are expected to work full-time for approximately ten weeks.
Duties: Pre-hearing preparation involving work on motions and preparation of bench memoranda; research of relevant immigration case law and regulations; res arch of relevant criminal law; drafting of decisions taken under the advisement of the Immigration Judges.
Application Procedure: Please submit a short cover letter, resume, 5-8 page legal writing sample and law school transcript to:
Attention: Kristofer McDonald, Attorney Advisor
United States Department of Justice
Immigration Court
333 S. Miami Avenue, 7th Floor
Miami, FL 33130
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Application Deadline: Postmark by Friday, January 30, 2009. However, offers may be extended on a rolling basis prior to the deadline. Therefore it is suggested that all packets be submitted early.
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted in person or by telephone.