Department of Justice Executive Office for Organized Crime Drug Enforcement, Washington, DC
APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK (15-20)
The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice's counter-narcotics strategy. As a platform for cooperative, coordinated law enforcement, OCDETF leverages the resources and expertise of its seven federal law enforcement agency members – the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS); the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) – to reduce the supply of illegal drugs in the United States and diminish the violence and other criminal activity associated with the drug trade. The integrated involvement of attorneys from the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division ensures that OCDETF prosecutions are well-prepared, comprehensively charged, and expertly handled.
The OCDETF Executive Office provides policy direction, program guidance, coordination, and funding for thousands of investigative agents and prosecutors who work on intelligence-driven OCDETF investigations and prosecutions. The Executive Office monitors OCDETF activities nationwide, resolving any program or policy issues that arise, and provides policy and performance information to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General. The OCDETF Executive Office also supports headquarters and field OCDETF activities by serving as a clearinghouse for OCDETF information, by collecting and maintaining OCDETF performance statistics submitted from the field, by coordinating efforts among components and geographic regions, and by preparing and managing OCDETF funding to support the priorities and initiatives of the Program.
The work of the OCDETF Executive Office is very broad and provides interns experience in federal budgeting, management information, performance measurement, policy making, and basic program administration. Interns have the opportunity to work on a variety of assignments, including drafting memoranda and correspondence; performing research; and performing other tasks as required. Applicants should be able to create a variety of documents using different software programs and should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Application deadlines are as follow:
Fall Session- June 1, 2012
Spring Session- October 1, 2012
Please ensure that your application is submitted by the appropriate date for the session which you would like to be considered. The position is unpaid, however, a work study or academic credit can be offered for your experience in the office.
QUALIFICATIONS: Open to All Undergraduate and Graduate Students
DESIRED MAJOR(S): Behavioral and Social Sciences/Criminology and Criminal Justice, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics, Business/Accounting, Business/Finance
DESIRED CLASS LEVEL(S): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate
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