Department of Justice 2018 Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP)
The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice. Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.
Eligibility requirements: Law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline are eligible to apply. Most successful applicants intern the summer between their second and third year of law school; however, graduating law students who will enter a judicial clerkship or a full-time graduate law program may intern following graduation. Part-time law students are also eligible to apply. See the website for detailed eligibility requirements.
The Department of Justice takes pride in the fact that it considers the “whole candidate” when making selections for employment. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate’s background, including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of the Department.
Applications must be submitted online. The application period closes the Tuesday after Labor Day (Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST).
For more information visit www.justice.gov/legal-careers/summer-law-intern-program.