U.S. Department of Justice Volunteer Legal Internship Program in DC, Summer 2016 – Deadline – January 30, 2016

Job Description:

Students will be assigned to one of OIL’s litigation teams, where they will:

  • Draft appellate briefs for asylum and cancel-lation of removal cases, and write dispositive motions
  • Write case summaries for weekly litigation reports, conduct legal research, and prepare memoranda
  • Attend “First Cuts” meetings.

Program Requirements:

  • Student must be at least a rising 2L by the start date of the internship/externship
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
  • United States Citizen and submit a suitability background investigation
  • Commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week for 12 continuous weeks
  • Demonstrate interest in immigration or ap-pellate law
  • Show strong research and writing skills

How to Apply:

Send your application materials in a single PDF document in the following order: cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and 5-10 page writing sample via email. Application not submitted according to instructions will not be considered. OIL-appellate hires interns and externs throughout the year. 

Summer Deadlines: Summer 2016:

11/13/2015 — Application Submissions Begins

01/30/2016 — Application Deadline

02/15/2016 — Final Decision Notification