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Undergraduate Internship - Consumer Protection Division (Spring Semester)

Description: The intern in this position may handle individual consumer complaints and assist attorneys and investigators on projects of broader application. The intern works under the supervision of our Executive Officer. Projects include assisting with investigations, litigation support such as witness interviews, document organization and review, and other tasks as assigned. Interns can expect to work with division staff in a team-oriented office dedicated to serving the people of Iowa. To the greatest extent possible, interns will learn of opportunities to attend trials, court hearings, or oral arguments involving Attorney General legal staff. The internship is located in Des Moines and involves from 10-20 hours per week for fall and spring internships and 20-30 hours per week for summer internships, with work hours occurring during the Monday-Friday work week.

Duties include: collecting, reviewing, analyzing and summarizing materials obtained from various information sources; assembling investigative files; reproducing documents; and drafting case summaries under staff supervision.

Requirements: The intern holding this position must: be able to take and accurately apply general instructions; be well organized; be detail oriented; be self motivating and successful in following assignments to completion; be proficient in computer skills; be able to efficiently and accurately review and organize documentation; and be capable of working independently and meeting established deadlines. The selected person must have excellent writing, speaking and interpersonal skills, convey a professional presence, and have good analytical abilities. This position requires confidentiality and discretion. The Department of Justice will require the selected person to sign a confidentiality agreement. Interested persons may be in an associated undergraduate program or graduate level program of study, i.e., pre-law, political science, criminology, communications, or consumer and family sciences programs.