The Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Our office is interested in informing your members about our Summer 2020 law internship program. We work on cutting edge civil rights issues involving fair housing, fair lending, discrimination in public accommodations, religious land-use discrimination, and helping servicemen and women.
A little more about our office: the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section investigates and litigates violations of the Fair Housing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Title II of the Civil Rights Act, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, and the Service members Civil Relief Act. Our cases often involve pattern or practice claims of discrimination by defendants, and we seek monetary and injunctive relief on behalf of numerous victims. For more on our recent work, visit https://www.justice.gov/crt/housing-and-civil-enforcement-section.
We are looking for talented law students to join us next summer. We involve interns in all aspects of our work--giving them substantive assignments in our investigations and litigation. These may include interviewing witnesses; drafting portions of briefs; researching interesting and novel legal points; and preparing for and attending depositions, settlement conferences, or hearings.
To learn more about how to apply, please visit https://www.justice.gov/crt/civil-rights-division-offices-sections-employment-opportunities#hce.