The Department of Justice’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.
Most students participating in SLIP are between their second and third year of law school; however, law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline are eligible to apply. The Department of Justice evaluates the “whole candidate” when making selections for SLIP. Factors considered include demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and past employment.
The application period for Summer 2013 opens today (July 31, 2012) and closes on September 4, 2012. Go to the Department of Justice’s website (click here) to review the application process and to apply.