SPRING 2021 Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee Internship

The Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee is seeking an intern to start in February 2021.  The program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and law students, so they can gain first-hand experience with the legislative process and gain insight into the important role that the Committee plays.  The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security has jurisdiction over the Federal Criminal Code, drug enforcement, sentencing, parole and pardons, internal and homeland security, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, prisons, and criminal law enforcement. The committee is providing a stipend to their spring intern.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee is currently working virtually. However, public health developments could necessitate the return of an in-person internship in Washington, D.C. Therefore, we ask that all applicants be available to intern in Washington, D.C. if it is safe to do so.

Program Details

Possible responsibilities include:
  • Researching policy issues under the committee’s jurisdiction
  • Conducting legal research
  • Attending briefings and hearings on the Hill
  • Drafting memos
  • Supporting committee counsels
  • Supporting committee clerks and professional staff members
  • Providing administrative support, including answering calls, delivering correspondence, and setting up the hearing room

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit a one-page resume, one-page cover letter (including your pronouns, ideal start and end dates, and availability to work each weekday), writing sample, and a short statement in response to the prompt below to HJC.Internship@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Crime Subcommittee Internship”

Prompt: Please attach a short statement (no more than 500 words) detailing how your lived experience will enhance your ability to contribute to this committee. This prompt is open-ended and you may respond by writing about whatever is most meaningful to you. Examples of topics this statement could cover include your upbringing, a significant challenge you have overcome, or any topic you believe is relevant.

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