Interns needed at U.S. Department of Justice

student intern working remotely

The Federal Coordination and Compliance Section (FCS) of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division is inviting students to apply for an internship. FCS is interested in applicants with experience or interest in civil rights issues relating to race or national origin.

FCS is entrusted with enforcing numerous federal laws, regulations and executive orders, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Safe Streets Act of 1968 and Executive Orders 12250 and 13166. FCS investigates and resolves administrative complaints against Department of Justice recipients, including law enforcement agencies, detention facilities and courts, pursuant to Title VI and the Safe Streets Act.

As part of FCS’s coordinating responsibilities, they work closely with the civil rights offices of numerous federal agencies to ensure a uniform application of civil rights laws. 

Legal interns will assist with legal research and writing projects related to the following:

  • On-going investigations, federal agency coordination and technical assistance.
  • Assist with training presentations for federal agencies and recipients.

Non-legal interns will perform similar duties, not including legal research. The specific tasks assigned to any intern will vary according to the needs of the office at the time. Interns will work closely with attorneys and staff and are assigned a mentor upon their arrival.

For the spring and fall semesters, FCS prefers full-time interns but will consider applicants able to work for a minimum of 16 hours per week. For summer interns, full time for at least ten weeks is preferred. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Remote internships are an option for fall 2021 should their office re-open by then.

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, log into Handshake with your FIU credentials and type in the following keyword: remote.  

Deadline to apply is June 30.