Three Undergraduate Student Intern Opportunities for the Spring 2022 in the Environmental Crimes Section, U.S. Department of Justice
About the Office: The Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking three undergraduate student interns for its Environmental Crimes Section in Washington, DC, for the Spring of 2022 starting in January for 12-15 hours per week. The internship may be remote or in the office depending on Covid conditions in the Spring of 2022.
The Environmental Crimes Section is responsible for prosecuting individuals and corporations that have violated laws designed to protect the environment and/or unlawfully covered up those violations. It is at the forefront in changing industry and public awareness to recognize that environmental violations are serious infractions that transgress basic interests and values. The Section works closely with criminal investigators for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other law enforcement agencies in prosecuting criminal violations of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as well as other federal statutes. In addition, the Section prosecutes criminal cases under a number of federal wildlife laws, including the Lacey Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Endangered Species Act. These cases, handled in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Enforcement (National Marine Fisheries Service), involve smuggling and illegal trafficking in protected wildlife, illegal take of protected species, and hunting offenses.
For more information about the Environment & Natural Resources Division, visit the Justice Department=s web site at: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd.
Intern Responsibilities Interns handle a wide variety of tasks including reviewing and organizing documents, entering data into Excel spreadsheets, working with Sanctions and Relativity, creating PowerPoint presentations, conducting searches on Westlaw and Lexis, obtaining documents on Pacer/Courtlink, and helping with administrative tasks such as answering the phones, copying and scanning documents.
Terms of Appointment: Interns are hired for 90-day terms and are unpaid positions.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com