Independent Clinical with the Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

Are you interested in counterterrorism prosecution and related national security cases? There is an opportunity available to HLS students to perform research and analytical work with the Counterterrorism Section (CTS) of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice as an independent clinical project. 

In this program, students commit to perform clinical work during the Fall and Spring semesters, and may need to be available for emergency projects during the Winter term.  Admission into the program is selective, and based on a student's academic performance, relevant experience, professional recommendations, and interest in the subject matter.  All admitted students must also satisfy the security clearance requirements for the Department of Justice Volunteer Internship Program, sign a confidentiality agreement, and attend a mandatory orientation session at the beginning of the Fall semester. 

Clinical credits are awarded through the independent clinical work program.  Up to two clinical credits may be awarded and are applied to your Spring schedule, though work is conducted during the Fall and Spring.  Due to the highly confidential nature of this program, students have the following independent clinical requirements waived: final paper and weekly emails.  Grading is Credit/Fail. 

Admission into this program is selective and based on an application process.  Up to 6 applicants will be selected to participate in the program.

To apply for this independent clinical with the Department of Justice for the 2010/11 academic year, HLS students should send a current resume and transcript to Kim Peterson (, assistant to Professor David Rosenberg. All applications must be complete and received no later than 5pm EST on Friday, July 2, 2010.

Last modified: August 20, 2011

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