The Criminal Section prosecutes criminal civil rights violations, most notably charges of official misconduct; hate crimes; and involuntary servitude and human trafficking. Law interns in the Criminal Section primarily conduct legal research and write memoranda on federal criminal civil rights laws, evidence or criminal procedure rules, or sentencing issues. Interns sometimes write the first draft of federal trial pleadings, typically motions. The Section is particularly interested in applicants with strong legal research and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest or experience in criminal law. Additionally, the Criminal Section hires one or two undergraduate interns per term. Undergraduate interns work on a variety of projects, including internet research, helping with some discovery tasks, listening to jail calls or watching body-cam, or other videos, responding to mail, etc. Both law and undergraduate interns are supervised primarily by one of the intern coordinators. The Section prefers interns to work 16-40 hours per week, for an average of 10 weeks. Finally, the Criminal Section’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit (HTPU) also hires one or two law interns and, occasionally, one undergraduate per term. If you are interested in applying specifically to the HTPU, please indicate as much in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter, and your application will be routed to the appropriate person.