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Besides DoJ, What Are Some Federal Agencies That Take Interns?

Besides DoJ, What Are Some Federal Agencies That Take Interns?
« on: November 14, 2008, 11:47:30 PM »
My school provides me with a 3K grant, so I want to take advantage of it.  I think that I can make it stretch through a summer if I'm wise and don't eat much.

Besides the DoJ, where should I apply?

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Re: Besides DoJ, What Are Some Federal Agencies That Take Interns?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 12:04:00 AM »
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Re: Besides DoJ, What Are Some Federal Agencies That Take Interns?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 12:04:26 AM »
I know people who worked at the FCC and the FTC, for a start. Pretty sure the EPA does, too.

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Re: Besides DoJ, What Are Some Federal Agencies That Take Interns?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 09:06:07 PM »
IRS takes a select few 1Ls

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Re: Besides DoJ, What Are Some Federal Agencies That Take Interns?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008, 09:20:19 PM »
Most agencies and departments have internship programs in their general counsels' offices, but some of these may be pretty small. 

In addition to those listed (FTC and IRS being the big ones), I know the SEC and BIA have lots of interns.  There are also a lot of positions available in the EEOC, both in the Office of Legal Counsel and in field offices, doing intake-type work.  The federal government tends to hire pretty early, though, and some deadlines may have already passed.

ETA:  Oh, hey, check this out: http://watt.house.gov/SupportingFiles/documents/Internship_Opportunities.pdf

Re: Besides DoJ, What Are Some Federal Agencies That Take Interns?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008, 07:44:20 PM »
CIA, FBI. Also Army and Air Force JAG offer civilian internships.

Re: Besides DoJ, What Are Some Federal Agencies That Take Interns?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 10:29:20 PM »
Ask your law school's career office if they have paid for access to the University of Arizona-compiled 2008-2009 Government Honors & Internship Handbook. It contains hiring information on 40 federal agencies that hire, including alphabetical listing of organizations with detailed information about summer and entry-level hiring.

It's an annual publication, and I would assume most law schools participate.
http://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm