Student Volunteer Intern – Office of International Affairs, US Department of Labor (Washington, DC)


The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is seeking interns for the Fall 2020 semester.

OIA returns fugitives to face justice, transfers sentenced persons to serve their sentences in their home countries and obtains essential evidence for criminal investigations and prosecution worldwide by working with domestic partners and foreign counterparts to facilitate the cooperation necessary to enforce the law, advance public safety, and achieve justice.

Undergraduate (UG), graduate (G), and/or law school (LS) interns serve on the following OIA teams.

  • Cyber (UG): Assists foreign authorities to secure electronic evidence from U.S.-based electronic service providers in support of criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Incoming Mutual Legal Assistance (UG, G, and LS): Assists foreign authorities to secure non-electronic evidence (records, interviews, testimony, etc.) in support of criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Litigation & Legal Policy (LS): Oversees the litigation of all international extradition matters in U.S. courts, including analyzing extradition requests prior to referral to a U.S. Attorney’s Office, participating in extradition matters in active litigation, and developing a nationwide strategy for extradition litigation.
  • Policy, Coordination, and Strategic Engagement (UG, G, and LS): Responsible for developing OIA’s positions on important policy, legislative, and multilateral matters and engagements and serves as the coordinating authority for OIA by ensuring that a unified and consistent OIA position is developed for issues and activities involving more than one team.
  • International Prisoner Transfer (UG, G, and LS): Administers the program that allows convicted foreign nationals sentenced in the U.S. and Americans sentenced abroad to transfer to their home country to serve their sentence provided statutory and treaty requirements are satisfied.
  • Management & Administration (UG and G): Conducts project management, business operations, and data analytics support to improve the organization’s ability to meet and exceed the demands of our mission.
  • Regional Teams (UG, G and LS): Assists U.S. prosecutors in securing the return of fugitives from the regions below to face justice in the U.S., and coordinates with foreign authorities to share evidence with U.S. prosecutors for use in criminal investigations and prosecutions. Also assists foreign authorities in securing the extradition of fugitives from the U.S.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You must be currently enrolled, and in good academic standing, in a full or part-time accredited degree/diploma program.
  • You must have spent less than 24 months (consecutive or non-consecutive) outside the United States in the last 5 years.
To be considered eligible for a volunteer internship applicants must be actively enrolled while participating in the internship. Junior and Senior undergraduate students, graduate students and first- year (second semester) only, second- and third-year law students are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate and graduate students with a strong writing background and an interest in international matters and criminal law may be particularly interested in these positions. Knowledge of a foreign language is desirable but not essential.


For more information and to apply, click here. Application closes May 15, 2020.

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