Careers @ OJP
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Are you a professional looking to enhance your career? Are you a leader looking to lead motivated, engaged employees? If so, the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is the place for you!
Last year, the Department of Justice was the 6th best place to work out of 19 large federal agencies in rankings by the Partnership for Public Service. Our newly renovated building is in the heart of DC's thriving Chinatown and new City Center and offers an award-winning dynamic and engaging work environment with more than 45 conference, meeting, and team rooms, and nearly 200 mobile workstations available for any employee to reserve at a moment's notice. With more than 90 percent of our positions eligible to telework up to 50 percent of the time (full-time positions), OJP is at the cutting edge of using mobility to enhance productivity and meet our important mission.
OJP Job Opportunities
We are a diverse workforce comprised of talented employees representing a wide array of professional disciplines. Our talent pool includes accountants, attorneys, grant/project managers, IT specialists, policy advisors, public affairs specialists, researchers, scientists, statisticians, writer/editors, and many more! All OJP vacancy announcements are posted on the USAJobs website. Applicants must apply to each vacancy announcement for which they would like to receive consideration.
Learn more about our work culture and see select job opportunities on our LinkedIn company page.
OJP Pathways Internship Opportunities
The Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. This Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP).
OJP also offers paid summer internships that are temporary positions not to exceed September 30th. The vacancy announcements for summer intern positions are typically posted in the fall of the preceding year and will be available for review via USAJobs.
Questions regarding Student Employment Programs at OJP can be directed to
Several of our bureaus and offices offer paid fellowship opportunities to professionals with expertise in a specific subject area. Fellowships are typically awarded in the form of a grant or cooperative agreement through a competitive application process. Fellowships do not constitute federal employment. Please see our current funding opportunities page to view open fellowship opportunities, as well as our past funding opportunities page to view previously-awarded fellowships.
Please see the USAJobs Help Center for information on applying for federal jobs. For information regarding specific open OJP positions, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the announcement, or you may call the Office of Administration – Human Resources Division.