Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fall 2016 Interns -- Environmental Crimes Section -- apply by 5/18

United States Department of Justice


About the Office -- The Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking two undergraduate student interns for its Environmental Crimes Section.

The Environmental Crimes Section is responsible for prosecuting individuals and corporations that have violated laws designed to protect the environment and/or unlawfully covered up those violations.  It is at the forefront in changing industry and public awareness to recognize that environmental violations are serious infractions that transgress basic interests and values. The Section works closely with criminal investigators for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other law enforcement agencies in prosecuting criminal violations of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation   and Liability Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as well as other federal statutes. In addition, the Section prosecutes criminal cases under a number of federal wildlife laws, including the Lacey Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Endangered Species Act. These cases, handled in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Enforcement (National Marine Fisheries Service), involve smuggling and illegal    trafficking in protected wildlife, illegal take of protected species, and hunting offenses.

For more information about the Environment & Natural Resources Division -- visit the Justice Department’s web site at:  http://www.justice.gov/enrd

Intern Responsibilities -- Interns handle a wide variety of tasks including reviewing and organizing documents, entering data into Excel spreadsheets, working with Sanctions and Relativity, creating PowerPoint presentations, conducting searches on Westlaw and Lexis, obtaining documents on Pacer, and helping with administrative tasks such as answering the phones, copying and scanning    documents.

To apply -- Send a cover letter and resume to michael.nee@usdoj.gov or mail resume and cover letter to Michael Nee, U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Crimes Section, P.0- Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044.