Friday, February 3, 2017

Fall 2017 Internship: Department of Justice - Litigation Security Group

Image result for us dojThe U.S. Department of Justice Litigation Security Group is currently accepting applications for a Fall 2017 internship.

The Agency:
The Security and Emergency Planning Staff, Litigation Security Group (LSG) is seeking a volunteer intern for Fall 2017 semester, pending background check.  The LSG is comprised of security specialists whose mission is to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure which is introduced in litigation.  

This security advice and assistance is provided to the Federal judiciary, counsel, and other participants outside of the Executive Branch during the course of litigation.  This includes, but is not limited to, initiating and adjudicating background investigations, overseeing the construction of sensitive compartmented information facilities in Federal courthouses, providing equipment for the processing, safekeeping and destruction of classified information and conducting security briefings.  The Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) governs the introduction and use of classified national security related information in the course of criminal litigation.  Section 9 of CIPA calls for the court appointment of a classified information security officer (CISO), a neutral security expert responsible for the implementation of policies designed to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of classified information. 

The Internship:
Volunteer interns will assist with ongoing administrative projects related to the LSG’s mission.  This internship will focus on a training program related to the protection of classified national security information.  The intern will be working onsite at the office of the LSG located at 145 N Street, NE (NOMA – Gallaudet), Washington, DC. 

Length of Internship: 1 or more semesters
Hours per Week:  Students should be available to work approximately 20 hours per week

Applicants should be self-motivated, responsible, have excellent writing skills, strong attention to detail and an interest in the subject matter.   Applicants must be a United States Citizen, have a minimum of 56 cumulative credits at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester, and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Applicants will undergo a background check for access to Top Secret information. 

Interested students should submit their resume, a writing sample, and an unofficial transcript for review.  Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.  All application materials should be submitted to CCJS Advising either electronically ( or in hard copy (2201 LeFrak Hall) by 4:00 PM on February 15, 2017.