Are you interested in working for a cutting edge agency with a mission to improve public safety and the fair administration of justice? If so, the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is seeking high performing individuals to serve as the Grants and Program Support Intern. For more than 20 years, OJP has effectively provided leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increasing knowledge about crime and related issues, and assisting crime victims. OJP continues to be the premier resource for the nation's criminal and juvenile justice communities. OJP's role is to work in partnership with the justice community to identify challenges confronting the justice system and to provide state-of-the-art information, training, funding, and innovative approaches and strategies for addressing those challenges.
While engaging in professional development and experiential learning activities, interns will have an opportunity to research and analyze statistical data that support project recommendations for grant services. Additionally, participants in the OJP Summer Intern program will engage in experiential learning and summer enrichment seminars hosted on a weekly basis. The summer enrichment seminars provide the interns with a broad breadth of understanding of the activities of the federal city (e.g. tours of the Supreme Court, Congress and other federal buildings/monuments); enhance familiarity with the Office of Justice Programs and other components within the Department of Justice; and educate them on OJP partner agencies. Activities will include lecture series, tours, conference participation and discussion groups on current topics related to criminal justice and public service. For more information on OJP, please refer to http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/.
Interested students will be given an opportunity (on the "Applicant Information" screen) to select up to four (4) OJP organization(s) you wish to be considered. Descriptions of these organizations are found below.
Since this is an Open Continuous Announcement, the agency has not identified any cuff-off dates but applicantions will be pulled and referred to the selecting officials as needed. Therefore it is in the applicant's best interest to submit a completed application in a timely manner to be considered for these positions as the need arises.
Since this is an on-line application process, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Applications and supporting documentations (e.g., DD-214 and college transcripts) must be RECEIVED BY THE CLOSING DATE of this announcement. To be referred for this position, you must be currently attending, or are enrolled to attend, classes on at least a half-time schedule as defined by your educational facility. A copy of your college transcript and resume must be submitted with your on-line application.
The Office of the Assistant Attorney General sets policy and priorities, coordinates the activities of the Bureaus and Offices, and ensures that OJP policies and programs reflect the priorities of the President, the Attorney General, and the Congress.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nations criminal justice system.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, crime victims, and criminal justice operations.
The National Institute of Justice is the research and evaluation arm of the Department of Justice, and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization by supporting states and communities in their efforts to improve the juvenile justice system.
The Office for Victims of Crime works to enhance Americas capacity to assist crime victims by helping to change attitudes, policies and practices by supporting a wide range of activities using the Crime Victims Fund, such as victim compensation and assistance services.
The Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking Office assists states, local governments, tribal governments, and other public and private entities in relation to sex offender registration, notification, and other measures for the protection of the public from sexual abuse or exploitation.
The Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management ensures financial grant compliance and auditing of OJPs internal controls to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse; conduct programmatic assessments of DOJ grant programs; and serve as a central source for grant management policy.
The Office of Administration serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Attorney General for OJP on matters involving human resources, contracting and procurement, property and space management, and the maintenance, safety, and security of facilities.
The Office of the Chief Financial Officer serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Attorney General for OJP on matters involving fiscal policy guidance and control, and supports accounting, budgetary, financial and grants management, and claims collection services.
The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice and guidance on all agency operations and on a variety of diverse legal questions arising under grants, contracts, and statutes and regulations governing the expenditure of federal grants or contract funds.
The Office of Communications works to develop and implement a strategic communications plan in support of the OJPs priorities. The three OCOM teams work with OJP bureaus and offices to coordinate communication and activities with the Congress, Media, & Stakeholders.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer provides information technology leadership, guidance, and implementation that advances the OJPs mission, improves management effectiveness and ensures effective internal controls.
The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity oversees three program areas that work together to promote a work environment that is fair, diverse, and free of harassment: Affirmative Employment (including outreach, EEO training and education), Special Emphasis Programs, and Discrimination Complaint Processing.
The Office for Civil Rights ensures that recipients of financial assistance from OJP, and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) are not engaged in prohibited discrimination and to secure prompt and full compliance with all civil rights laws and regulations.
The Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships works closely with the White House Office for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and with members of the faith and community based non-profit communities to implement efforts across the country in three particular areas: prisoner reentry, youth violence prevention, and President Obama's Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative.