The Defense Intelligence Agency ("DIA") is now accepting applications for paid legal interns for the summer of 2014. In recent years DIA has hosted 2-3 paid interns every summer, and many of the recent interns have been hired for permanent positions (of course, there is no offer or guarantee of follow-on employment). A legal internship for the DIA is one of the best ways to get exposure and experience for those interested in intelligence or national security law.
All internships are in the Washington, D.C. area. These are 10-week paid internships. Due to security requirements, only U.S. citizens are eligible (those with dual citizenship are ineligible). All applicants will be vetted for security clearance requirements, including undergoing a drug test and polygraph examination.
To apply, go to http://www.dia.mil/careers/students/summer-intern-program.html. In the first paragraph of your cover letter, indicate that you are applying for an internship in the General Counsel's office. DIA hosts interns in both the litigation and operations divisions.
Application Deadline: 12/01/2013