U.S. Department of Justice

International Trade Field Office, New York City

Remote Internship Opportunity 
 
LOOKING FOR: Rising second or third year law students for a summer internship. Hours: the position is full time, spanning 12 weeks during the summer. This is an unpaid, volunteer position (If externship credit is offered through the law school, this position may qualify).  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. 
 
Interns with the DOJ International Trade Field Office (ITFO) will assist attorneys with all aspects of litigation.  Assignments may include researching, writing, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, locating expert witnesses, etc.  Depending upon the stage of litigation, interns may have the opportunity to attend/assist with trials, hearings, depositions, oral arguments and moot courts. A brief description of the office is found below. 
 
ITFO represents the United States, its departments and agencies, and federal officials in both affirmative and defensive litigation in the United States Court of International Trade (CIT).  ITFO also handles appeals of CIT decisions in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Matters within ITFO’s area of responsibility include, among others: importer challenges to U.S. Customs and Border Protection decisions concerning the classification and valuation of imported merchandise, and other questions arising under the tariff laws; lawsuits relating to the interpretation and application of trade-related presidential proclamations, executive orders, international treaties and free trade agreements; disputes over the government’s refusal to grant or the revocation of various licenses under the customs laws; and actions for the collection of duties and penalties under the customs laws. Generally, these cases are reviewed by the CIT de novo, although some may be reviewed on an administrative record. 
 
Resume and cover letter to: cylena.l.abrahams@usdoj.gov. Address cover letter to Ms. Cylena Abrahams, Supervisory Paralegal.