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Learn How to Apply. Click here.The Department of Homeland Security offers a number of programs to support law students. These programs are designed to provide aspiring legal professionals with practical training and substantial individual responsibility in areas that support the mission and goals of the General Counsel’s Office. Along with gaining hands-on experience supporting the Department’s efforts to secure the Nation in a manner that is lawful and consistent with the civil rights and civil liberties of our citizens and residents, these programs are an exciting professional growth opportunity to challenge the mind and cultivate skills and talents.

Become a part of our talented, dedicated, and diverse workforce.

  • Law Student Summer Volunteer Program

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is seeking applicants for the General Counsel's Law Student Summer Volunteer Program.

  • Legal Externship Program

    The Legal Externship Program in Office of the General Counsel is a volunteer program offering law students the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and to earn academic credit while working in the headquarters Office of the General Counsel.

  • Secretary's Honors Program for Attorneys

    The Secretary’s Honors Program for Attorneys (Honors Attorney Program) at DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today. 

Last Updated: 11/19/2021
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