Dear National Latino/a Law Student Association:
The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration
Litigation (OIL) – Appellate Section, is pleased to extend an invitation
to the law students of your organization to participate in OIL’s 2012
Fall Volunteer Legal Internship/Externship Program at our Office in
OIL’s Internship/Externship Program offers students the opportunity to
learn Federal Immigration Law and Federal Appellate Practice. Student
interns will be assigned to one of OIL’s litigation teams.
Responsibilities may vary depending upon a student’s time commitment and
ability but will most likely include drafting motions and appellate
briefs, writing case summaries for weekly litigation reports, conducting
legal research and preparing memoranda, and performing other litigation
support activities. Interns typically draft appellate briefs in asylum
and cancellation of removal cases as well as dispositive motions.
Student interns benefit from this opportunity by working alongside with
and observing experienced OIL trial attorneys as they manage the largest
legal practice area in the Civil Division. Interns will have the rare
opportunity to work side-by-side with OIL trial attorneys involved in
legal discussions, drafting appellate briefs and dispositive motions and
preparing for oral arguments for cases in the Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Interns will observe OIL attorneys in action as they respond to agency
client questions, consult with colleagues and supervisors about
immigration and criminal issues in their assigned cases, and participate
in mediation and moot courts. Additionally, OIL attorneys will mentor
students who aspire to work for the Department in the future.
Please see attached brochures to learn about previous interns’
experiences at OIL, for more information about our Office, and about the
application process. See also
On February 6, 2012, OIL began accepting applications for its Fall 2012
Program. All submissions are due by MARCH 13, 2012. Please inquire for
specific deadlines each semester and check
http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-intern.html.  To
apply, please send a single PDF file in the following order: cover
letter, resume, transcript (official or unofficial), and a 5-10 page
writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 
If you are interested in learning more about this program, let us know.
We hope to hear from you soon!
/s/ Farrah Farley /s/ Terri León-Benner
Paralegal Specialist/Recruitment Trial Attorney/Recruitment, Hiring
& Outreach Planner & Mentoring Coordinator
United States Justice Department United States Justice Department
Civil Division – Office of Immigration Civil Division – Office of
Litigation P.O. Box 878, Ben Franklin Station
Washington, D.C. 20044 Washington, D.C. 20044