OGC at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Offers Two Legal Internships

October 19, 2011

The Public Health Division of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has two legal internships available for the Spring 2012 term. The Public Health Division, one of eight Divisions of OGC, provides legal advice and services to the federal agencies within the Public Health Service. Therefore, interns get exposure to a wide variety of public health issues, such as health care reform, vaccine injury compensation, Indian health, scientific misconduct, HIV/AIDS, drug pricing, organ transplantation, etc.  Work assignments most often involve legal research and writing, litigation support, etc., but interns also have opportunities to attend interesting meetings with the attorneys and their “client” agencies/programs, and to participate in public health law discussions.


There is currently one paid and one unpaid position available, located in Rockville, MD.  We prefer 16 hours/week, which can be worked around the student’s schedule. We prefer 2nd or 3rd year students with a demonstrated interest in administrative or health law.  A healthcare-related background is a plus.  Interested applicants should submit a current resume, unofficial transcript, writing sample, and the names of two references by October 15, 2011 to the attention of Sandra Pressman, Senior Attorney, U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, Public Health Division, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 4A-53, Rockville, MD 20857.  In the interests of time, e-mail (sandra.pressman@hhs.gov) and/or fax submissions (301-443-2639) are encouraged.  Students should feel free to call Sandra at 301-443-0828 if there are any questions.


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