U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Careers with OJP

OJP hires for a variety of positions. Job vacancies are listed on the USAJobs website. The areas of consideration for open announcements are:

  • Merit Promotion (JP-04-XXX-MP): Open to Status candidates and Veterans who either are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service. A Status candidate is someone who possesses civil service status that was obtained by serving under career-type appointment in the competitive service.
  • All Sources (JP-04-XXX-DEU): Open to all qualified US Citizens. This is the most common method of entry for new employees. See the USAJobs Resource Center for information on applying for federal jobs.

For more information regarding open jobs, call the Human Resources Division at 202-307-0730 (Relay Center 202-855-1000).

Student Employment Programs

Several OJP Bureaus and Offices participate in student employment programs. These positions are located in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Internship Opportunities

Summer Internships

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) offers paid volunteer internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens. Diverse academic, personal and professional backgrounds and interests are welcomed for consideration. OJP internships are temporary positions not to exceed September 30th. The vacancy announcements for summer volunteer intern positions are posted during the fall of the preceding year and will be available for review via www.usajobs.gov.

OCOM Internships

The Office of Communications (OCOM) offers internship opportunities to undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and enrolled in a U.S. college or university during the term of the internship. Preferred majors include political science, government, criminal justice, public policy, or communications. OCOM hires up to four interns each semester (summer, fall, spring).Internships are unpaid.

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