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Internship Opportunity: House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Government

Start Date: Exact dates TBD

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks;

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Summer 2019: March 1st, 2019; Fall 2019: May 31st, 2019; Spring 2020: October 4, 2019

Organization website: https://judiciary.house.gov

Brief Description of the organization:

The Committee on the Judiciary has jurisdiction over a wide range of legislative and oversight issues which include constitutional amendments, litigation reform, patent and trademark law, federal criminal law, federal civil rights law, anti-terrorism, immigration and naturalization, and antitrust.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

The Committee on the Judiciary’s internship program offers both undergraduate and law students an opportunity to experience the operations of a congressional committee firsthand and learn about the important role that House committees in the House of Representatives play in the legislative process. Interns are generally placed – based on their areas of interest and experience – with the Full Committee or one of the five subcommittees.

How to apply:

Internship applications should include a current resume, list of references, and letter of introduction which contains the following information:

  1. Why you are interested in an internship with the Committee
  2. Your dates and hours of availability
  3. At least one paragraph explaining your political views – specifically on issues falling under the Committee’s jurisdiction
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