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2011Fwd: Fall 2011 Internship at the Dept. of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Law & Policy Section

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  • Mansel Nelson
    May 2 9:30 AM
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      To Career Services contacts,


      Please pass along the information below to undergraduates who might be interested in applying for a Fall 2011 environmental law internship in Washington, D.C. with the Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Law & Policy Section.  We are looking for highly motivated students with strong writing skills and interests in law, public policy and environmental issues.  Please note that the application deadline is June 17, 2011.


      Feel free to contact me at sarah.lu@... with any questions.


      Thank you,


      Sarah Lu

      Law and Policy Paralegal

      Environment and Natural Resources Division

      U.S. Department of Justice

      (202) 514-0424




      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; responding to citizen mail, congressional, and FOIA requests; and serving as the Division's ethics officers.  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. 


      Applicants must be U.S. citizens, pass a mandatory background check, and be willing to commit for about 25-30 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 June 17, 2011.  The internship will run roughly from August 29th  to December 16th  (dates flexible).  Please specify in your cover letter what dates and what hours you are available.


      To apply, please fax a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and 3-5 page writing sample (may be an excerpt from a longer paper on any topic) to Sarah Lu at (202) 514-4231, or mail the above to:


      Sarah Lu

      Environment and Natural Resources Division / LPS

      P.O. Box 4390

      Ben Franklin Station

      Washington, DC 20044-4390


      Emailed application materials will also be accepted.  Please send to: sarah.lu@....