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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of the General Counsel Summer Internship and Externship Opportunities


The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) welcomes applications for its summer law student internship and externship program. Interns and externs serve at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. 

OGC is the legal team for HHS, providing representation and legal advice on a wide range of national issues. OGC supports the development and implementation of HHS's programs by providing legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization's various agencies and divisions.

With a team of over 400 attorneys and a comprehensive support staff, OGC is one of the largest and most diverse law offices in the country. We strive to advance HHS's goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. We further the HHS mission by working on legal issues related to the following areas, among others:


bio-terrorism programs
disease outbreak
faith-based and community initiatives
food safety
genetic testing
global health programs/international

 medical and biological research
minority health
privacy of medical records
select agents
women’s health


One paid internship position and three externship positions for academic credit are available. Paid internships are subject to the availability of funds.  Interns and externs work with program attorneys on projects of mutual interest and are given opportunities to learn about varied areas of law.  

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current enrollment as a law student at an accredited law school
  • High academic achievement and strong analytic and writing skills 
  • Strong faculty recommendation; (2) references required 
  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent legal residency 
  • For externships, students should work through their school’s established externship program

Applications must be received by U.S. Mail or electronic mail by the following date:
February 3, 2017

Your application should contain the following:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in an internship and/or externship
  • A current resume 
  • One writing sample
  • A copy of your most recent transcript 
  • Reference letters from two persons who are familiar with your professional or educational qualifications

Please send your application by U.S. Mail or e-mail to:

Louise Moore

Legal Technician
Office of the General Counsel
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, NE / Mailstop D53
Atlanta, GA 30333

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