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U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Public Affairs Internship, Application deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 7509

Wed, October 23, 2013

The Office of Public Affairs offers internships that provide undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work in a fast-paced government communications office.

As the principal point of contact for the Department of Justice with the news 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 two internship programs as follows:

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, help maintain all blogs and social media accounts, as well as other duties as assigned. Individuals interested in this position should submit two writing samples in addition to the application materials listed below. Writing samples should not exceed 4 pages. Non-legal and non-academic writing samples such as essays, news articles and blog posts are preferred.

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. Individuals interested in this position should submit two non-legal writing samples in addition to the application materials listed below.

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. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Ability to handle multiple tasks and to work under pressure is also necessary. Previous internship experience is desirable.

Applicants for an internship must be United States citizens. Please note that participation as a student intern is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a security clearance. Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to work in any capacity before his or her security clearance is successfully completed.

To apply, see BTT Gateway Job ID 7509. Application deadline is 10/23/2013.

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