"Best" Fall Internships in D.C. (Treasury, SEC, DEA, USAO?)

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Which fall internship (full-time) is most likely to advance my career interests?

Treasury
1
13%
SEC Law Student Observer Program
2
25%
DEA
1
13%
U.S.A.O.
4
50%
 
Total votes: 8

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"Best" Fall Internships in D.C. (Treasury, SEC, DEA, USAO?)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:27 pm

Hi,

I'm a 2L at ND/BC. For mainly personal reasons, I'm interested in a fall internship in D.C. and hoping that some of you might be able to recommend worthwhile offices or agencies to which I should apply.

To the extent that such internships are competitive, here's my background:
-top 1/3
-senior member on LR e-board
-2L summer gig at an NLJ250 firm
-substantial pre-LS work experience

Long(ish)-term goals:
-USAO (white collar crime)
-federal agency (e.g., SEC)
-clerkship

Practice interests:
-commercial law
-bankruptcy
-securities regulation

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Re: "Best" Fall Internships in D.C. (Treasury, SEC, DEA, USAO?)

Postby NoleinNY » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:Hi,

I'm a 2L at ND/BC. For mainly personal reasons, I'm interested in a fall internship in D.C. and hoping that some of you might be able to recommend worthwhile offices or agencies to which I should apply.

To the extent that such internships are competitive, here's my background:
-top 1/3
-senior member on LR e-board
-2L summer gig at an NLJ250 firm
-substantial pre-LS work experience

Long(ish)-term goals:
-USAO (white collar crime)
-federal agency (e.g., SEC)
-clerkship

Practice interests:
-commercial law
-bankruptcy
-securities regulation


Based on the above, USAO>SEC>DEA/Treasury

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Re: "Best" Fall Internships in D.C. (Treasury, SEC, DEA, USAO?)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:26 am

No guarantee you get placed in white collar crime unit at usao. I interned there and received my third choice for placement. (Still enjoyed the internship though)

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Re: "Best" Fall Internships in D.C. (Treasury, SEC, DEA, USAO?)

Postby LawIdiot86 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:26 am

What part of Treasury? Domestic Finance? Financial Management? OFAC? That matters.

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Re: "Best" Fall Internships in D.C. (Treasury, SEC, DEA, USAO?)

Postby jarofsoup » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:10 am

SEC enforcement or DOJ criminal fraud or public integrity. A lot of public integrity is white collar. You need to apply to DOJ and not focus on USAO for DC.

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Re: "Best" Fall Internships in D.C. (Treasury, SEC, DEA, USAO?)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:24 pm

LawIdiot86 wrote:What part of Treasury? Domestic Finance? Financial Management? OFAC? That matters.


OP

The Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Not exactly what I'm aiming for long-term, but I'm sure the work is interesting.

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Re: "Best" Fall Internships in D.C. (Treasury, SEC, DEA, USAO?)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:29 pm

OP here.

So I'll aim more broadly than the USAO and apply to other DOJ offices/divisions as well (e.g., criminal fraud and public integrity).

Has anyone done the SEC program? I've read mixed reviews and would love to hear from someone who has gone through the program recently.




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