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Policy and Strategy Section (POL)

The Division’s Policy and Strategy Section is a newly established section that supports and coordinates the Division’s legislative, policy, regulatory, guidance and human rights programs, working with the Division’s other sections to generate proactive policy development and legislative proposals. The Section reviews and/or prepares legislative proposals, testimony, and reports to be presented to Congress, and drafts and/or coordinates responses to requests from Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and other federal agencies on pending and proposed legislation. The Office also reviews and recommends regulations, executive orders, reports on compliance with international human rights treaties, and, working with the Division’s sections, supports the development of civil rights policy across the range of areas covered by the Division’s jurisdiction, including the preparation or commissioning of policy white papers and conferences. Interns will assist attorneys and public policy professionals in all of these areas, and may assist attorneys in the Office of the Assistant Attorney General with legal research related to special projects and the review of high priority, complex and novel enforcement actions being investigated or litigated in the sections, including review of pleadings, motions, and appellate briefs.

The Policy and Strategy Section accepts applications from both law students and public policy graduate students. We prefer that interns for the fall and winter semesters have completed one year of law or public policy school, and be available for at least 16-20 hours per week for 10 weeks. The Section has one opening for a public policy intern in Fall 2010 and is currently accepting applications. The Section will have openings for two or three legal and public policy interns in Winter 2011. Applications for Winter 2011 are being accepted now and are due by November 15. The Section will have openings for two or three volunteer interns in Summer 2011. Applications are being accepted now and are due by December 15.

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