DC Metro Area Internship Opportunities
Office of the General Counsel - Physical site is College Park, MD
Legal Internship Program
As a small but vital office, the General Counsel's office offers interns the opportunity to become directly involved in the broad range of legal and policy matters that come into the office. We hope to create a challenging and interesting experience for an intern. Our "small law firm" environment enables an intern to experience a wide range of administrative law issues common to all federal agencies, as well as those issues unique to NARA that arise from its mission as the nation’s record keeper.
Volunteer interns at the Office of General Counsel will assist in providing litigation and administrative support to attorneys and archivists on the legal staff in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: researching legal issues relevant to the Federal Records Act, the Presidential Records Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and other applicable laws pertaining to the activities and operations of the National Archives and Records Administration; and providing support in the drafting of legal opinions, letters, memoranda, discovery responses and other legal documents, and in the preparation of documents for use in administrative and court proceedings.
We anticipate selecting 1-2 interns for the summer, fall, and spring. Strong analytical and writing skills as well as an interest in the arts and humanities are essential, and we prefer second or third-year students. Unfortunately, we are not able to pay our interns. However, we will cooperate in arrangements for law school credit.
Office of General Counsel
NARA's Office of General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice to the Archivist of the United States and the Archivist’s staff.
The General Counsel's office provides advice on a wide range of substantive areas, including open government laws, tort law, administrative law and the interpretation of our authorizing legislation, appropriations law, employment law, civil rights compliance, ethics standards, and federal grants law.
How to Apply
To apply for a internship, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:
Office of the General Counsel
Summer: April 15
Fall: August 15
Spring: December 15