U.S. Department of Justice (Office of Public Affairs)
Do you want to know what it's like to work with the media? Ever wondered how federal agencies interact with each other? Does the idea of dealing with lawyers and leaders from across the country sound appealing?
If so, an internship with the Department of Justice’s Office of Public Affairs is just what you have been looking for as our internships provide undergraduate students an opportunity to work in a fast-paced government communications office.
A Career Like No Other
Interns perform an important role in telling our story. As the principal point of contact for the Department of Justice with the media, the office is responsible for ensuring that the public is informed about the department’s activities, and the priorities and policies of the Attorney General with regard to law enforcement and legal affairs.
The Office of Public Affairs offers the following three internship programs during the fall, spring and summer sessions:
• Media Affairs Internship: The media affairs intern will assist press officers with telephone calls from national news media, gather news clips, assist with interviews and press conferences, edit and issue news releases on a variety of topics, as well as other duties as assigned.
• Speechwriting Internship: The speechwriting intern will assist in drafting and editing remarks for the Attorney General, provide research assistance, and contribute to other communications projects.
• Digital Communications Internship: The digital communications intern will assist press officers with the research, drafting, editing and evaluation of social media and web communications projects on a variety of topics, as well as a variety of other projects.
Qualified candidates have a strong interest in or are seeking a degree in communications, public affairs/relations, media, journalism, and/or public policy and government. Candidates also possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, have the ability to handle multiple tasks, and are fully capable to work under pressure.
The start date for this internship will be June 4th, 2018. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample, which can ben academic or non-academic work.