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DOJ Agencies | U.S. Attorneys’ Offices (USAOs)
Summer 2014

Unless otherwise specified in a particular announcement below, these are all volunteer positions (without compensation). Some positions may be eligible for academic credit or work study depending on the policies of the applicant’s law school. Some U.S. Attorney’s Offices (USAOs) make their selection decisions on a rolling basis, i.e., they consider applications as received and may make offers throughout the application period and prior to their respective deadlines listed below. We therefore encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. Application requirements vary by USAO, so please refer to specific USAO descriptions and entries below for details.

Click on the name of the agency for details. The term AUSA within the descriptions refers to an Assistant United States Attorney.

Participating USAO Location(s) Deadline(s)*

* Indicates selection made on a rolling basis
Alabama    
Middle District Montgomery February 1
Northern District Birmingham, Huntsville January 15
Southern District Mobile February 28
Alaska Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau February 1
Arizona    
Civil Division Phoenix February 15
Criminal Division Phoenix February 15
Criminal Division Tucson February 15
Arkansas Fort Smith

February 28

California    
Central District    
Civil Division Los Angeles January 10
Criminal Division Los Angeles December 15
Tax Division Los Angeles December 15
Northern District - San Francisco Office    
Civil/Environment San Francisco, San Jose January 15
Criminal Division San Francisco January 31
Tax Division San Francisco January 15
Northern District - San Jose Branch Office San Jose 4 months in advance**
Southern District San Diego January 14
Colorado Denver February 28
Connecticut New Haven, Hartford, Bridgeport February 2
Delaware Wilmington February 28
District of Columbia Washington

2Ls/3Ls/College Students:  September 1 – December 31
1Ls:  December 1 – December 31

Florida    
Middle District Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Myers January 31
Northern District Tallahassee, Pensacola, Gainesville February 28
Southern District Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach February 1
Georgia    
Nothern District Atlanta January 17
Southern District Savannah, Augusta February 7
Hawaii Honolulu January 15
Idaho Boise (central), Coeur d’ Alene (northern), Pocatello (eastern) January 31
Illinois    
Central District Springfield, Urbana, Peoria, Rock Island Fall: June 1st
Spring: November 1st
Northern District Chicago January 4
Northern District Rockford January 11
Indiana    
Northern District Hammond, South Bend, Fort Wayne 4 months in advance
Southern District Indianapolis February 15
Iowa    
Northern District Cedar Rapids February 28**
Kansas Wichita, Kansas City, Topeka February 3**
Kentucky    
Eastern District Fort Mitchell February 15
Eastern District Lexington February 15
Eastern District London February 15
Western District Louisville January 31
Louisiana    
Eastern District New Orleans January 6
Middle District
Baton Rouge
March 1
Western District Shreveport, Lafayette February 1
Maine Portland, Bangor February 15
Maryland Baltimore, Greenbelt January 15
Massachusetts Boston, Worcester, Springfield December 17
Michigan    
Eastern District Detroit February 28
Western District Grand Rapids February 7
Minnesota Minneapolis January 21
Mississippi    
Northern District Oxford April 1
Missouri    
Western District Kansas City, Jefferson City, Springfield December 5
Montana Billings, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula December 14 (2nd year students)
January 14 (1st year students)
Nevada Las Vegas and Reno February 28
New Hampshire Concord December 31
New Jersey    
Camden Camden February 1
Newark Newark December 15
New Mexico Albuquerque, Las Cruces February 1
New York    
Eastern District    
Civil Division Brooklyn, Central Islip
February 1
Criminal Division Brooklyn, Central Islip
February 1
Northern District Syracuse
January 15
Western District    
Buffalo Buffalo December 18
Rochester Rochester December 14
North Carolina    
Eastern District Raleigh December 15
Western District Charlotte, Asheville January 15
Ohio    
Northern District Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, January 7
Southern District Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton February 1
Oklahoma    
Eastern District Muskogee February 1
Northern District Tulsa Mid April
Western District Oklahoma City March 1
Oregon Portland, Eugene, and Medford January 9
Pennsylvania    
Eastern District Philadelphia January 27
Middle District Scranton, Harrisburg, Williamsport February 1 
Western District Pittsburgh, Johnstown February 1
Puerto Rico San Juan February 1
Rhode Island Providence February 15
South Carolina Columbia, Florence, Charleston, Greenville January 15
South Dakota Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City February 15* 
Tennessee    
Eastern District Knoxville, Chattanooga, Greeneville, Johnson City January 11
Middle District Nashville February 1
Western District Memphis March 1
Texas    
Northern District Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock February 1
Eastern District Beaumont, Tyler, Plano, Sherman, Lufkin February 1*
Southern District Houston, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and McAllen

Spring: October 15th
Fall:  June 15th

Western District San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Del Rio, Waco, Midland, Alpine February 1
Utah Salt Lake City February 1
Virginia    
Eastern District    
Alexandria Alexandria January 11
Newport News Newport News February 1
Norfolk Norfolk January 15
Richmond Richmond January 25
Western District Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Abingdon January 18   
Washington    
Western District Seattle and Tacoma January 5
Eastern District Spokane January 25
West Virginia    
Northern District Wheeling, Clarksburg, Elkins, Martinsburg
January 15
Wisconsin    
Eastern District Milwaukee February 1
Western District Madison January 15
Wyoming Cheyenne, Yellowstone National Park in Mammoth March 1

 

USAO MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
Human Resources Office
131 Clayton Street
Montgomery,  AL  36104
ATTN: Retta Goss, Administrative Officer
Telephone: (334) 223-7280
Fax: (334) 223-7524
The United States Attorney’s Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district.  The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil action, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties among other things.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 2
Internship Location(s): Montgomery
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evenings.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students are eligible to apply.  Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions.  Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subjected to a security background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.    
Application Deadlines: February 1
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit may be possible.
Assignments: Typical assignments will include assisting with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to Assistant United States Attorneys, interviewing witnesses, and assembling exhibits for trial.
Website: www.justice.gov/usao/alm
   

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
Human Resources Office
1801 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Telephone: (205) 244-2075
Fax: (205) 244-2074
E-mail: Human.Resources@usdoj.gov
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws. The criminal side of the office is broken into several divisions and units. These are: general crimes and narcotics, public corruption and asset forfeiture, and terrorism and economic/cyber crimes. The Appellate Division is responsible for supervising the office’s appeals with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. They are also responsible for writing briefs and presenting arguments in the circuit court of appeal, drafting and editing briefs, and conducting moot courts and otherwise preparing AUSAs for oral arguments.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 8 – 10
Internship Location(s): Birmingham, Huntsville
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript; legal writing sample, date when available, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: January 15th
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 weeks
Academic credit: Possible course credit.
Assignments: Perform research projects and assist in trial preparation. Interns will also be given assignments in as many different divisions and units as possible, providing exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of AUSAs We also host roundtable discussions at which AUSAs, the defense bar, the judiciary and federal agents speak. Our goal is to introduce our interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills and, above all, to enjoy their summer.
Website: www.justice.gov/usao/aln

 

USAO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
63 So. Royal Streeet, Suite 600
Mobile, AL 36602
ATTN: Jimmie Jones, Human Resources Officer
Telephone: (251) 441-5845
Fax: (251)415-7207
E-mail: usaals.hro@usdoj.gov
A summer law internship with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated law student: an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. Working with Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other staff, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens. The United States Attorney's Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of Federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 1-2
Internship Location(s): Mobile, Alabama
Application Materials: Applications should be emailed to usaals.hro@usdoj.gov. Applications should include the following materials (as one consolidated PDF file): (a) resume, (b) law school transcript, (c) legal writing sample, (d) dates of availability, and (e) telephone number(s) where the applicant can be reached in the daytime and evenings. A cover letter is also required.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law student are eligible to apply. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. Students must be a U.S. citizen and will be subjected to a security background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines: December 1, 2013
Minimum Weeks Required: 8-10 weeks during the summer of 2014 (highly qualified applicants interested in split-summer internships will also be considered)
Academic credit: Academic credit only available if arranged by the student through the law school.
Assignments: Typical assignments for law student interns involve all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions, responses, and various pleadings; providing trial support; interviewing witnesses; and assembling exhibits for trial. Interns are generally afforded extensive opportunities to attend trials, hearings, meetings, and other legal proceedings.
Website: www.justice.gov/usao/als

 

USAO District of Alaska
Human Resources Office
222 West 7th Avenue, #9
Anchorage, AK 99513
Telephone: (907) 271-5071
Fax: (907) 271-1500
E-mail: Aunnie.Steward@usdoj.gov
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska is charged with the primary responsibility of representing the United States in court. The Criminal Division is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes ranging from white-collar crime, gang, drug and gun crimes, internet-related crimes, and environmental crimes. Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 7
Internship Location(s): (5) Anchorage, Alaska; (1) Fairbanks, Alaska; (1) Juneau, Alaska
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, date when available, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings. Applications may be sent via email to Aunnie.Steward@usdoj.gov.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Second and third year students may appear in court. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: February 1st
Minimum Weeks Required: 8-10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit.
Assignments: Perform research projects and assist in discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation. To ensure that all interns finish the summer with a good writing sample, every intern will work under the guidance of an AUSA to prepare documents to be filed with the court. Interns will be given assignments with as many different attorneys as possible, providing exposure to a wider variety of practice areas and professional contacts. Our goal is to introduce our interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills and, above all, to enjoy their summer here in the Last Frontier (with 20+ hours of daylight).
Website www.justice.gov/usao/ak/

 

USAO District of Arizona
Civil Division
2 Renaissance Square
40 North Central Avenue, Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
ATTN: Carrie Brennan
Civil Division Clerkship Committee, Chairperson
Telephone: (602) 514-7500
Fax: (602) 514-7760
E-mail: Carrie.Brennan@usdoj.gov
The work of the civil division mirrors the varied activities of the federal government and offers perhaps the most challenging and diverse caseload of any law office, public or private, in the country. Civil Division AUSAs handle a great variety of defensive and affirmative civil cases at both the trial and appellate level. Defensive cases include tort and employment discrimination litigation; environmental, civil rights and novel constitutional claims; challenges to administrative or regulatory actions; immigration, bankruptcy and suits involving land in which the federal government has an interest. Affirmative civil cases include matters such as health care fraud, defense procurement fraud, and False Claims Act suits. The clerks selected for civil division assignments will assist primarily with defensive civil cases and will have an opportunity to perfect their research and writing skills in a myriad of ways.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 3
Internship Location(s): Phoenix
Application Materials: Applications should be faxed, mailed or emailed to Carrie.Brennan@usdoj.gov Applications should include the following materials, all in one consolidated PDF file: (a) résumé, (b) law school transcript, (c) legal writing sample, (d) dates of availability, and (e) telephone number(s) where the applicant can be reached in the daytime and evenings. A cover letter is optional.
Qualifications: First-year, second- or third-year of law school. Must be a U.S. citizen. Strong grades, and excellent research and writing skills. A background check (covering criminal and financial history, among other things) is required because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: Preference will be given to applications received by the following date:
February 15th
Minimum Weeks Required: Flexible. Applicants who are available for at least 10 weeks will be preferred.
Academic credit: Possible work-study.
Assignments: Law student clerks have unparalleled opportunities for direct, substantive involvement in federal civil litigation. Our law student clerks:
1. research legal issues in active cases;
2. write motions to be filed in the District Court or assist with briefs to be filed in the Ninth Circuit;
3. assist with trial preparation, evidence review, and witness interviews;
4. observe hearings, settlement conferences, mediation, depositions and trials; and
5. contribute to a variety of other projects relating to federal civil practice. Clerks will be given assignments in as many different practice areas and as many different attorneys as possible, providing exposure to a number of subject matters and styles of practice. Additionally, interested individuals participating in the Summer Clerkship Program will have the opportunity to tour our federal courthouse and a federal prison. Clerkship opportunities in the Criminal Division are in an adjacent announcement.
Website: www.justice.gov/usao/az/
   

 

USAO District of Arizona
Criminal Division
2 Renaissance Square
40 North Central Avenue, Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
ATTN: Jennifer Green and Keith Vercauteren
Phoenix Criminal Division Clerkship Committee, Chairperson
Telephone: (602) 514-7500
Fax: (602) 514-7693
E-mail: Keith.Vercauteren@usdoj.gov
Jennifer.Green@usdoj.gov
The Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona has primary responsibility for prosecuting federal crimes in and relating to Arizona. Our extensive criminal practice is broken into five general subject matter areas: (1) Violent Crimes (e.g., homicides committed on Indian reservations, and bank robberies); (2) White Collar and Public Corruption (e.g., securities or mortgage fraud, and bribery of public officials); (3) Narcotics and Organized Crime (e.g., drug gangs, and narcotics trafficking conspiracies); (4) Immigration (e.g., illegal re-entry of aliens after deportation, human trafficking, and hostage taking); and (5) Firearms and Asset Forfeiture (e.g., gun smuggling, and seizure of assets related to criminal activity). We also have a national security practice and an appellate practice, each of which draws cases from the five groups described above. We are seeking volunteer law student clerks for the summer, fall semester, and spring semester. Law student clerks have unparalleled opportunities for direct involvement in all of our practice areas.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 8 to 12
Internship Location(s): Phoenix
Application Materials: Applications should be e-mailed to Keith.Vercauteren@usdoj.gov and Jennifer.Green@usdoj.gov. Applications should include the following materials, all in one consolidated PDF file: (a) résumé, (b) law school transcript, (c) legal writing sample, (d) dates of availability, and (e) telephone number(s) where the applicant can be reached in the daytime and evenings. A cover letter is optional.
Qualifications: First-year, second-, or third-year of law school. Must be a U.S. citizen. Strong grades, and excellent research and writing skills. A background check (covering criminal and financial history, among other things) is required because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: Preference will be given to applications received by February 15th.
Minimum Weeks Required: Flexible. Applicants who are available for at least 10 weeks will be preferred.
Academic credit: Possible work-study.
Assignments: Law student clerks have unparalleled opportunities for direct, substantive involvement in federal criminal prosecution. Our law student clerks frequently:
1. research legal issues in active cases;
2. write briefs to be filed in the District Court or the Ninth Circuit;
3. assist with trial preparation, evidence review, and witness interviews;
4. observe hearings, jury selection, and trial; and
5. contribute to a variety of other projects relating to federal criminal prosecution.
To ensure that all clerks have a strong writing sample at the conclusion of their clerkship, all interested clerks will, under the guidance of an Assistant United States Attorney, author a pleading that will be filed with the court. Clerks will be given assignments in as many different practice areas and as many different attorneys as possible, providing exposure to a number of subject matters and styles of practice. Additionally, interested individuals participating in the Summer Clerkship Program will have the opportunity to tour a federal courthouse and a federal prison. In addition to the clerkships discussed in this listing, there are clerkship opportunities in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. Civil Division clerkship opportunities are described in a separate listing.
Website: www.justice.gov/usao/az/

 

USAO District of Arizona
Criminal Division
405 W. Congress St.
Suite 4800
Tucson, AZ 85701
ATTN:

Rui Wang
Tucson Criminal Division Clerkship Committee, Chairperson

Telephone: (520) 620-7300
Fax: (520) 620-7320
E-mail: Rui.Wang@usdoj.gov
The Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona has primary responsibility for prosecuting federal crimes in and relating to Arizona. Our extensive criminal practice is broken into five general subject matter areas: (1) Violent Crimes (e.g., homicides committed on Indian reservations, and bank robberies); (2) White Collar and Public Corruption (e.g., securities or mortgage fraud, and bribery of public officials); (3) Narcotics and Organized Crime (e.g., drug gangs, and narcotics trafficking conspiracies); (4) Immigration (e.g., illegal re-entry of aliens after deportation, human trafficking, and hostage taking); and (5) Firearms and Asset Forfeiture (e.g., gun smuggling, and seizure of assets related to criminal activity). We also have a national security practice and an appellate practice, each of which draws cases from the five groups described above. We are seeking volunteer law student clerks for the summer, fall semester, and spring semester. Law student clerks have unparalleled opportunities for direct involvement in all of our practice areas.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 8 to 12
Internship Location(s): Phoenix
Application Materials: Applications should be e-mailed to Rui.Wang@usdoj.gov. Applications should include the following materials, all in one consolidated PDF file: (a) résumé, (b) law school transcript, (c) legal writing sample, (d) dates of availability, and (e) telephone number(s) where the applicant can be reached in the daytime and evenings. A cover letter is optional.
Qualifications: First-year, second-, or third-year of law school. Must be a U.S. citizen. Strong grades, and excellent research and writing skills. A background check (covering criminal and financial history, among other things) is required because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: Preference will be given to applications received by February 15th.
Minimum Weeks Required: Flexible. Applicants who are available for at least 10 weeks will be preferred.
Academic credit: Possible work-study.
Assignments: Law student clerks have unparalleled opportunities for direct, substantive involvement in federal criminal prosecution. Our law student clerks frequently:
1. research legal issues in active cases;
2. write briefs to be filed in the District Court or the Ninth Circuit;
3. assist with trial preparation, evidence review, and witness interviews;
4. observe hearings, jury selection, and trial; and
5. contribute to a variety of other projects relating to federal criminal prosecution.
To ensure that all clerks have a strong writing sample at the conclusion of their clerkship, all interested clerks will, under the guidance of an Assistant United States Attorney, author a pleading that will be filed with the court. Clerks will be given assignments in as many different practice areas and as many different attorneys as possible, providing exposure to a number of subject matters and styles of practice. Additionally, interested individuals participating in the Summer Clerkship Program will have the opportunity to tour a federal courthouse and a federal prison. In addition to the clerkships discussed in this listing, there are clerkship opportunities in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. Civil Division clerkship opportunities are described in a separate listing.
Website: www.justice.gov/usao/az/

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
414 Parker Avenue
Fort Smith, AR  72901 (Headquarters)
Telephone: (479) 783-5125
Fax: (479)783-2442
Email: Cathe Bowman, Administrative Officer

The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas is pleased to announce the Law Intern Program for the Spring and Fall terms. This is a volunteer (without compensation) program.  The United States Attorney's Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties. 

Projected No. of Volunteers: 2
Internship Location(s): Fort Smith, AR (primary); Fayetteville, AR (auxiliary)
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, date when available, and contact information for student.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students.  Student must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines:

February 28

Minimum Weeks Required: Flexible period. Length of service during the internship and hours of duty will be determined by agreement of the U.S. Attorney's Office Program Coordinator, the student and the law school Work-Study Coordinator.
Academic credit: Possible work-study credit. Student must make arrangements with his/her law school Work-Study Coordinator.
Assignments:

Typical duties will include assisting with all facets of case preparation including researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to AUSAs, and assembling exhibits for trial. Interns will become familiar with the Federal Rules of Criminal and Civil Procedures and Federal Rules of Evidence. In addition, interns may attend dispositions and meetings with agents, and accompany AUSAs to observe court proceedings.

 

USAO CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CIVIL DIVISION
Federal Building, Suite 7211
300 N. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
ATTN: Julie Zatz, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Telephone: (213) 894-7349
Fax: (213) 894-7819
The USAO for the Central District of California provides extern opportunities to law students during the summer semester.  Duty is on a volunteer (non-paid) basis.   
Projected No. of Volunteers: 6 - 8
Internship Location(s): Los Angeles, CA
Application Materials: Law students wishing to apply for an externship should submit, via email to AUSA Julie Zatz at the address above, a single pdf containing, in order, a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (if available) and writing sample.  The writing sample should be 10 pages or less.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) second- or third-year law students. Class ranking in the top 25%.  Must pass a federal background check and be United States citizen.
Application Deadlines: January 10
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 – 10 (no split summers)
Academic credit: Law school credit possible.
Assignments: Assignments may include assisting attorneys with legal research, writing pleadings, trial preparation, and completing appellate briefs. Externs are encouraged to observe  depositions, trials and other court proceedings in cases on which they have worked or in cases of general interest in the office. Externs are also encouraged to attend meetings with client agencies and to attend settlement conferences, site visits, and witness interviews.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/cac/civil.html
 

 

USAO CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CRIMINAL DIVISION
Federal Building, 12th Floor
312 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
ATTN:

Los Angeles:  AUSA Douglas Miller, c/o Georgina Moreno, georgina.moreno@usdoj.gov
Riverside: AUSA Antoine Raphael, Antoine.raphael@usdoj.gov
Santa Ana:  AUSA Ivy Wang, ivy.wang@usdoj.gov  

Telephone: (213) 894-2434
Fax: (213) 894-6436
The USAO for the Central District of California provides summer extern opportunities to law students. Duty is on a volunteer (non-paid) basis.   
Projected No. of Volunteers: 10 –15
Internship Location(s): Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Ana
Application Materials: Applicants should clearly indicate the location of preference in the subject line of the email submitting the application.  Applications should be addressed to the attention of those listed above, depending on location.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) second- or third-year law students. Class ranking in the top 25%.  Criminal procedure and evidence preferred.  Must pass a federal background check and be a United States citizen.
Application Deadlines: December 15
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 – 10
Academic credit: Work-study credit possible.
Assignments: Assignments may include assisting attorneys with legal research, writing pleadings, trial preparation, and completing appellate briefs. Externs are encouraged to observe  trials and other court proceedings in cases on which they have worked or in cases of general interest in the office. Externs who have already completed courses in evidence and criminal procedure and who qualify to practice under the district court’s  student practice rules may be assigned to handle motion hearings and/or petty  offense  or misdemeanor trials.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/cac/civil.html
 

 

USAO CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
TAX DIVISION
Federal Building, Suite 7211
300 N. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
ATTN: Gavin Greene, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Telephone: (213) 894-4600
Fax: (213) 894-0115
The Tax Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California represents the United States in District Court, and engages in both civil and criminal litigation of tax matters.  Much of the work available to externs involves civil tax collection.  While law school tax classes analyzing the Internal Revenue Code can be helpful, externs are much more likely to draw on the lessons of Property, Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Legal Writing.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 4
Internship Location(s): Los Angeles, CA
Application Materials: Law students should email a resume, transcript, and writing sample.
Qualifications: The externship program is open to law school students with at least one semester of law school experience by the time the externship starts.   To be eligible for the externship program, you must be:m (1) in the top 50% of your class; (2) a U.S. citizen; (3) able to pass an extensive FBI background check; and (4) must be registered with the Selective Service if subject to Selective Service requirements.  Note that poor credit history or illegal drug use may be grounds for denial of a security clearance.
Application Deadlines: December 15
Minimum Weeks Required: The duration of the externship corresponds to the academic semester.  Summer externships are full time.
Academic credit: Academic credit is possible.  Check with your school for specific requirements.
Assignments: Externs help the attorneys by researching and writing memos, and are encouraged to attend court hearings and trials, depositions, and settlement conferences.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/cac/tax.html
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
CIVIL and CIVIL/ENVIRONMENT
450 Golden Gate Ave., 9th Floor
Attn: Hman Resources
San Francisco, CA 94102
ATTN: Annie Reding, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Civil Division
Telephone: (415) 436-6813
Fax: (415) 436-7169

Claire Cormier, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Civil Division
Telephone: (408) 535-5082
Fax: (408) 535-5081
The USAO represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court. The Civil Division of the USAO for the Northern District of California prosecutes and defends federal civil cases from Monterey to the Oregon border. The Civil/Environment positions are offered in the San Francisco office only.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 4 (Civil, San Francisco), 2 (Civil, San Jose), 2 (Civil/Environment, San Francisco)
Internship Location(s): San Francisco and San Jose; San Jose applicants interested in both San Francisco and San Jose may apply to the San Francisco office.
Application Materials: Resume, transcript, and writing sample. No telephone inquiries, please. Applicants claiming Veteran's Preference should provide copies of their DD-214 and/or SF-15.
Qualifications: Civil: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Civil/Environment: Applicants who will be third-year law students in the Fall. Applications received from others will not be considered or retained. Law school graduates are not eligible. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Application Deadlines: January 15
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks/full time (Civil Environment)
Summer:  10 weeks/full time (Civil)
Academic credit: School credit possible at the discretion of the law school.
Assignments: Civil: Draft motions, discovery responses, and appellate briefs. Attend depositions, settlement conferences, trials, and other court appearances. Supervised by an AUSA.
Civil/Environment: Draft motions, discovery responses and pleadings in cases dealing with law of environment, natural resources, and real property. Attend depositions and court appearances. Supervised by an AUSA.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/can

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
TAX DIVISION
450 Golden Gate Ave., 11th Floor
Attn: Human Resources
San Francisco, CA 94102

ATTN: Thomas Moore, Chief, Tax Division
Telephone: (408) 535-5082
The USAO for the Northern District of California prosecutes all federal crimes from Monterey to the Oregon border.  Approximately 100 AUSA work in one of three offices:  San Francisco, San Jose, or Oakland.  The Office also represents the united States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court.  The Tax Division contains 4 AUSAs who prosecute and defend federal tax cases in the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern District of California.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 2 (Tax)
Internship Location(s): San Francisco
Application Materials: Resume and writing sample.
Qualifications: Resume and writing sample. Applicants claiming Veteran's Preference should provide copies of their DD-214 and/or SF-15
Application Deadlines: January 15
Applications are accepted and offers are made on a rolling basis.
Minimum Weeks Required: The Summer term requires a commitment of 40 hours/week.
Academic credit: School credit possible at the discretion of the law school.
Assignments: Research and write legal briefs and memorandums of law.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/can
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
CRIMINAL DIVISION
450 Golden Gate Avenue, Box 36055
11th Floor, Federal Building
Attn: Human Resources
San Francisco, CA  94102

ATTN: AUSA Marc Wolf
Telephone: (415) 436-6488
Fax: (408) 436-7213
The USAO for the Northern District of California prosecutes all federal crimes from Monterey to the Oregon border.  Approximately 100 AUSAs work in one of three offices:  San Francisco, San Jose, or Oakland.  The Office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court.  The San Francisco Office contains approximately 60 criminal division AUSAs who prosecute a unique mix of economic, narcotics, violent, corruption, immigration, and other federal crimes.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 1-2 (Criminal Division)
Internship Location(s): San Francisco
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample. Applicants claiming Veteran's Preference should provide copies of their DD-214 and/or SF-15.
Qualifications: This position is for students currently enrolled in college. Interns must be enrolled, at least half-time in a college, university, or comparable recognized educational institution. Interns must complete a background check before beginning employment. Graduation generally terminates eligibility for volunteer positions. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Application Deadlines: January 31
Please note that positions may be filled on a rolling basis prior to this deadline
Minimum Weeks Required:  
Academic credit: At the discretion of the law school.
Assignments: The intern would join the misdemeanor group and work on the weekly petty offense calendar by preparing for the hearing, helping to participate in the hearing process and ensuring all of the cases are properly recorded and processed. The law clerk would also research open/unresolved petty offense cases. All of these projects will provide significant educational value and allow the student to gain an understanding of the federal criminal justice process. There will also be other interesting and educational projects for the intern to take on as the summer progresses.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/can
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SAN JOSE BRANCH OFFICE
450 Golden Gate Avenue
11th Floor, Federal Building
Attn: Human Resources
San Francisco, CA 94102
ATTN: Jeffrey Nedrow, Branch Chief (c/o Jeff Schenk or Dan Kaleba, AUSAs)
Telephone: (408) 535-5061
Fax: (408) 535-5066
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California prosecutes all federal crimes from Monterey to the Oregon border. Approximately 100 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) work in one of three offices: San Francisco, San Jose, or Oakland. The Office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court. The San Jose Branch Office contains approximately 20 criminal division AUSAs who prosecute a unique mix of white-collar, high tech, drug/violent, fraud, and export cases. The Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) unit is also located in San Jose and it prosecutes all manner of cybercrime cases, including computer intrusions, software piracy, and trade secret cases.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 4 (Criminal)
Internship Location(s): San Jose
Application Materials: Resume, transcript, and writing sample. Applicants claiming Veteran's Preference should provide copies of their DD-214 and/or SF-15.
Qualifications: Law clerks must have completed one year of law school before beginning the clerkship. Clerks must complete a background check before beginning employment. Clerks must be U.S. citizens.
Application Deadlines: Applications and offers are made on a rolling basis. Please apply at least four months in advance of your desired term. Clerkships generally begin in May (Summer term).
Minimum Weeks Required: The Summer term requires a full time commitment.
Academic credit: Possible work-study.
Assignments: Prosecute individual caseload of misdemeanor offenses. Research and write legal briefs and memorandums of law.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/can
 

 

USAO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
880 Front Street, Room 6293
San Diego, CA 92101-8893
ATTN: Joshua Silva, Law Clerk Coordinator
Telephone: (619) 546-9028
Fax: (619) 546-0620
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes committed in the Southern District of California which includes all of the San Diego County and Imperial County areas. In addition, the Office represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court in the Southern District of California.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 10 (Criminal Division)
9 (Civil Division)
Internship Location(s): San Diego
Application Materials: Cover letter (please indicate whether you are interested in the Criminal or Civil Division), resume, official transcript, and a 5-10 page writing sample.
Qualifications: Must have successfully completed one year of law school prior to commencing internship. Civil Division applicants must have successfully completed Civil Procedure; completion of Evidence, Constitutional Law and Torts is preferred. Criminal Division applicants must have successfully completed Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure; completion of Constitutional Law and Evidence is preferred. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Application Deadlines: January 14
Minimum Weeks Required: 10-12 weeks
Academic credit: Academic credit possible.
Assignments: Interns assigned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office can expect to do research drafts motions in pending cases, research legal issues for indictments and investigations; participate in witness conferences; and observe hearings and trials of cases they are working on or they are interested. Interns are also encouraged to attend office training on current legal issues, and participate in tours of federal agencies; such as FBI, U.S. Marshal’s Office, U.S. Border Patrol, and the U.S./Mexico border. For more information about our office please visit our web site.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/cas
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF COLORADO
1225 17th Street, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80202
ATTN: Cheriene S. Nowick, Law Clerk Coordinator

Supervising Attorney Stephen D. Taylor, Assistant United States Attorney
Telephone: (303) 454-0218
E-mail: Cheriene.Nowick@usdoj.gov
All applications go to Cheriene Nowick via e-mail. Cheriene will be happy to answer questions through e-mail or call her at (303) 454-0218.
The USAO contains a Civil Division, Criminal Division, and Appellate Division. The Criminal Division prosecutes violations of federal criminal law – types of cases include, but are not limited to: mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; assaults. The Civil Division attorneys act as defense counsel for government agencies and employees. Types of cases include, but are not limited to: discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); public land issues (quiet title, condemnation, land-use, access to public land, endangered species); bankruptcy; immigration; Federal Tort Claims Act (malpractice, etc.); constitutional torts (Bivens). Civil Division attorneys also act as plaintiff’s counsel in areas, which include, but are not limited to: Medicaid and Medicare fraud; the False Claims Act; the enforcement of CERCLA; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 8 - 11
Internship Location(s): Denver
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, e-mail address and telephone number where student can be reached both day and evening.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. Students chosen will be subject to a background investigation, which can take up to three months. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Application Deadlines: At least 3 ½ months prior to the semester the student wishes to work:
February 28
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 weeks
Academic credit:  
Assignments: Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. The interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the Colorado United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/co
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Financial Center
157 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
ATTN: Michael McGarry
AUSA, New Haven
Tel: (203) 821-3700
Fax: (203) 773-5376
Lisa Perkins
AUSA, Hartford
Tel: (860) 947-1101
Fax: (860) 240-3291
Harold Chen
AUSA, Bridgeport
Tel: (203) 696-3000
Fax: (203) 579-5550
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut is responsible for civil and criminal federal prosecutions. The District has three offices located in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport which cover a jurisdictional area of eight counties in the State of Connecticut. There are approximately sixty Assistant U.S. Attorneys who serve within the Criminal and Civil Divisions throughout the District.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 18
Internship Location(s): New Haven (10), Hartford (4), Bridgeport (4)
Application Materials: Cover letter stating preferred internship location; resume; transcript (including GPA); and writing sample.
Qualifications: Applicants must have completed at least one-full year of full-time law school before the start of the internship. Current first- year and second- year students are encouraged to apply for full time summer positions. All applicants must be U.S. citizens and each applicant will be subject to a background investigation prior to his or her start date due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: February 2, 2012
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks (full time)
Academic credit: Possible work-study credit.
Assignments: Interns can expect to research and write motions in pending cases; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to assemble exhibits for trial; to observe hearings and trials of cases on which they are working or in which they are interested. In addition, the office attempts to identify appropriate matters for the intern to handle in court under the supervision of Assistant U.S. Attorneys.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/ct/
     

 

USAO DISTRICT OF DELAWARE
P.O. Box 2046
Wilmington, Delaware 19899-2046
ATTN:

Shawn Weede, AUSA Volunteer Law Intern Coordinator

Telephone: (302) 573-6277
Fax: (302) 573-6220
An internship with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated law student: an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. Working with Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other staff, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens. The United States Attorney's Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of Federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 2-3
Internship Location(s): The opportunity is located in Wilmington, Delaware.
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evening.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Law graduates are not eligible for Student Volunteer positions. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines: February 2, 2012
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Academic credit for work experience possible.
Assignments: Typical assignments for law student interns involve all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues; drafting/writing motions, responses, and various pleadings; providing trial support; interviewing witnesses; and assembling exhibits for trial. Interns are generally afforded extensive opportunities to attend trials, hearings, attorney conferences, meeting, and other legal proceedings. The Program also offers the opportunity to participate in activities such as: visits to other federal agencies, meetings with federal agents, tours of institutions relevant to the federal criminal justice system (such as the United States Probation Office, State Medical Examiner's Office, and federal and/or state prison systems), a visit to oral argument at the Third Circuit, mock interview sessions, resume review and discussion and a number of opportunities to interact and obtain feedback from AUSAs.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/de
     

 

USAO DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Room 5814 – Judiciary Center Bldg.
555 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
ATTN:

Ashley Patterson, Internship Coordinator

Telephone: (202)  252-6628
The mission of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is to enforce the criminal laws of the United States and of the District of Columbia, represent the interests of the United States in civil litigation, and respond to the public safety needs of the community by leading an effective, well-coordinated law enforcement effort that contributes to the overall goal of improving the quality of life in the District of Columbia.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 100
Internship Location(s): Washington, D.C.
Application Materials: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a school transcript before the indicated deadline.
Qualifications:

First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students.   Must be a U.S. citizen and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  It is the policy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office that every student  internship is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a security clearance.  Therefore, it is imperative that all security forms be completed and returned in a timely fashion.

Application Deadlines:

SUMMER PROGRAM: The Office accepts applications for the Summer Program from September 1st to December 31st for 2L and 3L students and college students and December 1st through December 31st for 1L students. The Program begins on the first Monday in June and runs through the second week of August. The deadline for submitting a completed security application package is February 15th and the Program will begin on the first Monday in June.
No applications will be accepted outside of these time frames.

Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Course credit may be earned.
Assignments: Responsible for assisting Assistant United States Attorneys with virtually all facets of case preparation, including conducting legal research, drafting motions and responsive pleadings, and participating in witness conferences.

 

USAO MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
400 N. Tampa Street, Suite 3200
Tampa, FL 33602
ATTN: Casey J. Schaefer
Human Resources Specialist
Telephone: (813) 274-6043
Fax: (813) 274-6074
E-mail: usaflm.law.intern@usdoj.gov (Applications by e-mail are strongly preferred.) NOTE:  We will not go to internet sites, such as Symplicity, to retrieve applications.  All application packages must be submitted directly to District contact.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida is responsible for civil and criminal federal prosecutions. The District has five offices located in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ocala and Fort Myers which cover a jurisdictional area of thirty-five counties in the State of Florida. There are approximately 119 Assistant U.S. Attorneys serving in the District.

Projected No. of Volunteers: 34
Internship Location(s): Tampa (15), Orlando (7), Jacksonville (9), Fort Myers (2); Ocala (1)
Application Materials: Cover letter stating preferred internship location (indicate only one city choice) and, if selecting Tampa, indicate 1st and 2nd division choices (from Criminal, Civil or Appellate) and including e-mail address and day-time telephone number; resume; transcript, including GPA (can be unofficial transcript); and, legal writing sample.  Additional required form provided upon request.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Application (Firm) Deadlines: January 31st
Minimum Weeks Required:

Tampa: 320 hours, minimum of 24 hrs./week; Orlando: 8 weeks, required 40 hrs./week; Jacksonville: 10 weeks, required 40 hrs./week, minimum GPA of 2.7; Ft. Myers: 240 hours, minimum of 24 hrs./week; Ocala:  240 hours, minimum of 24 hours./week.

Academic credit: Academic credit, stipends or work-study credit from law schools (District provides no matching funds but will assist with necessary forms); volunteers responsible for all parking expenses incurred.
Assignments: Interns assigned to the Middle District of Florida United States Attorney’s Office can expect to provide support to Assistant U.S. Attorneys by performing legal research, assisting in or drafting briefs and pleadings, assembling exhibits for trial and participating in witness conferences. They will have the opportunity to observe hearings and trials on which they are working or in which they are interested. Interns are encouraged to participate in available District and court-sponsored training opportunities.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/flm
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
11 N. Adams Street, Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL 32301
ATTN: Human Resources Office
Telephone: (850) 942-8430
Fax: (850) 942-8429
E-mail: USAFLN.Resumes@usdoj.gov (Applications by e-mail are preferred.)
NOTE: We will not go to internet sites, such as Symplicity, to retrieve applications. All application packages must be submitted directly to District contact.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida has jurisdiction over an area stretching from Pensacola to Gainesville, encompassing 23 counties.  There are four staffed offices, one in Tallahassee, one in Pensacola, one in Panama City and one in Gainesville.  The Northern District of Florida is responsible for civil and criminal federal prosecutions.  There are approximately 32 Assistant U.S. Attorneys serving in the District.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 9
Internship Location(s): Tallahassee (3); Pensacola (3); Gainesville (3); no openings in Panama City
Application Materials: Cover letter stating preferred internship location (indicate only one city choice) including e-mail address and daytime telephone number; resume; transcript, including GPA (can be unofficial transcript); and legal writing sample. Additional required form provided upon request.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Application (Firm) Deadlines: February 28
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 – 10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit possible (District provides no matching funds); volunteers responsible for all parking expenses incurred.
Assignments: Interns assigned to the Northern District of Florida USAO can expect to provide support to AUSAs by performing legal research, assisting in or drafting briefs and pleadings, assembling exhibits for trial and participating in witness conferences. They will have the opportunity to observe hearings and trials on which they are working or in which they are interested. Interns are encouraged to participate in available District and court-sponsored training opportunities.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln
 

 

USAO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
99 N.E. 4th Street
Miami, FL 33132
ATTN: Law Intern Program
E-mail:

USAFLS.InternProgram@usdoj.gov
Applications by e-mail preferred
See Application Materials section below for application requirements.

The USAO for the Southern District of Florida is responsible for investigating and prosecuting federal crimes and representing the United States in civil matters in the district. The office also represents the United States in appeals before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  Interns are assigned to one section within the Civil or Criminal Divisions of the office for the duration of the semester.  Within their respective sections, Interns receive a variety of assignments and have the opportunity to work with numerous AUSAs.  The goal of the Office is to introduce interns to the federal legal system, to develop and refine their legal research and writing skill, and above all to make their time at the office enjoyable and worthwhile.

Projected No. of Volunteers: 8 – 16
Internship Location(s): Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, transcript (official or unofficial), writing sample, and dates of availability.  Applications should be submitted via email.  Please include the materials requested above in file.  Incomplete applications will not be considered
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) second- and third-year law students with strong academic record.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.  Applicant must pass a required background check due to the nature of the work performed at the USAO.  This check can take up to three months to complete.
Application Deadlines: February 1
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 – 8 weeks, 240 hours.
Academic credit: Academic credit available with approval from student’s law school.  This internship is unpaid. 
Assignments: Interns in the SDFL will assist AUSAs with trial preparation, legal research and drafting of court pleadings suitable for filing in the U.S. District Court.  Interns will also work with AUSAs on a variety of subject matters within the section to which they are assigned.  Interns are strongly encouraged to attend and observe court proceedings and to attend office training programs. 
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/fls
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
Suite 600, Richard Russell Building
75 Spring Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
ATTN: William R. Toliver, AUSA
Telephone: (404) 581-6069
Fax: (404) 581-6181
Email: William.Toliver@usdoj.gov
Attorneys in the USAO for the Northern District of Georgia investigate and prosecute federal crimes and represent the interests of the United States in both criminal and civil cases and matters in U.S. District Court, as well as in the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Criminal attorneys investigate and prosecute federal criminal violations of many types, including: terrorism, computer crime, fraud, public corruption, drug trafficking, organized crime, civil rights violations, money laundering, and violent crimes. Civil attorneys provide representation to various federal agencies in both affirmative and defensive litigation. Civil attorney are also active in asset forfeiture proceedings and the collection of fines and judgments.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 10
Internship Location(s): Atlanta
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and contact information: including mailing address, email address, and current telephone number(s). If first semester transcripts for first year students are not available at the application deadline, that fact should be noted in the cover letter, and the transcript should be forwarded as soon as it is available.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, due to the sensitive nature of the work handled by the office.
Application Deadlines: January 17, 2014
Minimum Weeks Required: 9-10 weeks (highly qualified applicants interested in split-summer internships will also be considered)
Academic credit: Academic credit only available if arranged by the student through the law school. The summer program is a volunteer and neither DOJ or the U.S. Attorney’s Office, N.D. GA provide any salary or other compensation. However, we do provide limited administrative assistance to students who qualify for public assistance grants, or who have arranged to receive school course credit.
Assignments: Interns will be assigned to one of two divisions: criminal or civil. Usual assignments will include legal research, drafting pleadings and responses and appellate briefs. Interns will also assist attorneys in all phases of criminal prosecution and civil litigation: including discovery, depositions, pretrial hearings, trials, sentencing hearings, and federal habeas corpus actions.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/gan/
 

 

USAO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
22 Barnard Street, Suite 300
Savannah, GA 31401 (Headquarters)

600 James Brown Boulevard, Suite 200
Augusta, GA 30901 (Branch Office)
ATTN: Edward J. Tarver
United States Attorney
Southern District of Georgia
Post Office Box 8970
Savannah, GA 31412
Telephone: (404) 581-6282, Guerry Notte, Deputy Administrative Officer
Email: Usagas.resumes@usdoj.gov 
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia prosecutes all federal crimes committed in the Southern District of Georgia which includes 43 counties along the coast and into rural areas of southeast Georgia. In addition, the office represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in district and bankruptcy court in the Southern District of Georgia. There are 25 Assistant United States Attorneys who serve within the Criminal, Civil and Appellate Sections within the office. The office is headquartered in Savannah and has a fully staffed Augusta branch office.
Projected No. of Volunteers: Two (one Criminal and one Civil) in Savannah
Two (both Criminal and Civil) in Augusta
Internship Location(s): Savannah and Augusta (see above)
Application Materials: Resume, transcript (official or unofficial), writing sample, and dates of
availability should be provided via e-mail to address noted above.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law students. Must be a
U. S. Citizen
. Applicants are subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U. S. Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: 2/7/14
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit
Assignments: Interns assigned to the U. S. Attorney’s Office can expect to do research and drafts for motions in pending cases; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to participate in witness conferences; and to observe hearings and trials of cases on which they are working, or in which they are interested. Interns are also encouraged to attend office training on current legal issues.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/gas
 
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USAO DISTRICT OF HAWAII
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 6-100
Honolulu, HI 96850
ATTN: Lian Abernathy, Summer Law Clerk Coordinator
Telephone: (808) 541-2850
Fax: (808) 541-2958
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes in Hawaii.The office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. Volunteer interns assist in the prosecution and defense of both criminal and civil cases in the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 6
Internship Location(s): Honolulu
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample submitted directly to the above address. Applications post-marked after the due date, or sent by fax or e-mail will not be considered.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second-year, and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Application Deadlines: January 15
Minimum Weeks Required: 11 weeks full time
Academic credit: Possible work-study
Assignments: Interns can expect to research and write motions in pending cases; research legal issues for indictments and investigations; assemble exhibits for trial, or observe hearings and trials of cases on which they working or in which they are interested.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/hi
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF IDAHO
800 Park Blvd., Suite 600
Boise, ID 83712
ATTN: Rebecca L. Early, Extern Coordinator
Telephone: (208) 334-1211
Fax: (208) 334-1038
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho represents the interests of the United States in criminal and civil litigation.  The U.S. Attorney’s Offices conduct the majority of the criminal prosecutions handled by the Department of Justice.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 7-9
Internship Location(s): Boise (central); Coeur d’ Alene (northern); Pocatello (eastern)
Application Materials: Cover letter and resume
Qualifications: Second-year law students (and in exceptional circumstances, first-year  (second semester) law students).  Individuals with strong academic records and an interest in public service law are encouraged to apply.  Must be a U.S. citizen.
Application Deadlines: November 30, 2012
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 – 14 weeks; 40 hours a week (starting and ending dates are flexible)
Academic credit: We will work closely with participating law schools to ensure that externs earn appropriate academic credit, where available.  Some law schools offer public interest/public sector stipends, and we will facilitate the stipend process for law schools with such programs.
Assignments: Senior Assistant United States Attorneys directly supervise externs by assigning, guiding and critiquing research and writing projects in the student’s area of interest.  Moreover, externs who will have completed their second year of law school may apply for a limited license to practice in federal court and have the opportunity to appear before federal magistrate, bankruptcy and district court judges.  Externships are offered in the criminal division in the areas of white collar crime, narcotics, violent crime, Indian country law, and general appellate work; and in the civil division in the areas of FTCA litigation, bankruptcy, affirmative civil enforcement, environmental and general appellate work.
 

 

USAO CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
318 S. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
ATTN: Carol M. Swiney,  Coordinator (Inquiries only)
Telephone: (217) 492-4450
Fax: (217) 492-4512
E-mail: Carol.Swiney@usdoj.gov (Applications only)
James A. Lewis, United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, is pleased to announce the Law Intern Program during Summer, 2012. This is a volunteer (without compensation) program. We also recruit on a limited basis for the fall and spring semesters. The United States Attorney’s Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties among other things.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 8-10
Internship Location(s):

Springfield, IL; Urbana, IL; Peoria, IL; Rock Island, IL

Application Materials: Cover letter (indicating major current legal interests & work location preferences), resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings; and e-mail address, if available.
Qualifications: At least second semester of first year law students applications only - when internship begins. Strong academic standing and research skills. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation (covering criminal, credit, illegal drug use, etc.) due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines:

Selections may be made on a rolling basis:
February 3

Minimum Weeks Required: Flexible period. Length of service during the internship and hours of duty will be determined by the student in conjunction with the Program Coordinator.  Students are responsible for their own lodging and transportation.
Academic credit: Some law schools offer academic credit or a stipend. Students should check with their school.
Assignments:

Typical assignments will include assisting with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to Assistant United States Attorneys, interviewing witnesses, and assembling exhibits for trial.

Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ilc/
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
Dirksen Federal Building
219 South Dearborn Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
ATTN: Monica LeKostaj
Administrative Assistant for the Law Student Intern Program
Telephone: (312) 353-1091
E-mail: Monica.lekostaj@usdoj.gov (for questions only)
All application packages must be submitted by post-mail to the district contact by the indicated deadline.
The USAO for the Northern District of Illinois is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes within the district. The Office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court and in the Seventh Circuit. The primary goals of the Law Student Intern Programs are to provide law students with the greatest possible exposure to and participation in federal trial and appellate practice and to obtain excellent legal talent to assist this Office in handling its multitude of cases.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 15
Internship Location(s): Chicago, IL
Application Materials: Resume, personal statement reflecting your background and your interest in participating in this program, legal writing sample, three letters of recommendation (preferably legal), and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable).  Recommendation letters, whether or not submitted in sealed envelopes, may be included by the student with the application materials.  Please make every effort to include them with the application to avoid delay. 
Qualifications: Students must be first-year (second semester), second-year or third-year law students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Residency Requirement: For a total of three years (not necessarily consecutive years) of the past five years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: 1) resided in the United States; 2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a federal or military capacity; or 3) been a dependent of a federal or military employee serving overseas. The Residency Requirement ensures an adequate background investigation can be completed. Due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the Office, all offers to candidates are conditioned upon the successful completion of a required background investigation. Interns are not permitted to work in a legal capacity - private or public - during the internship.
Application Deadlines: January 10, 2014
Minimum Weeks Required: 40 hours per week for 10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study or academic credit may be available through a student’s law school.  Students must make arrangements through his/her law school.  This internship is not compensated.  No matching contributions available; all compensation must be provided by law school.
Assignments: The work of the law student interns includes assisting in all aspects of trial preparation, legal research, writing memoranda of law, drafting pleadings and appellate briefs, assisting in preparation and taking of depositions, assisting in pretrial conferences and trials of civil and criminal cases. 
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/iln
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
WESTERN DIVISION
327 South Church Street
Rockford, IL 61101
ATTN:

Scott Paccagnini
Assistant U.S. Attorney

Telephone: (815) 987-4456
E-mail: scott.paccagnini2@usdoj.gov
The USAO for the Northern District of Illinois, Rockford Office is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes within the western division of the district. The Office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court and in the Seventh Circuit. The primary goals of the Law Student Intern Program are to provide law students with the greatest possible exposure to and participation in federal trial and appellate practice, and to obtain excellent legal talent to assist this Office in handling its multitude of cases.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 1-2
Internship Location(s): Rockford, Illinois
Application Materials: Application package must be submitted by post-mail to the district contact by the indicated deadline.

Resume, personal statement reflecting your background and your interest in participating in this program, legal writing sample, three letters of recommendation (preferably legal), and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

Recommendation letters, whether or not submitted in sealed envelopes, may be included by the student with the application materials.  Please make every effort to include them with the application to avoid delay.
Qualifications: Students must be first-year (second semester), second-year or third-year law students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Residency Requirement: For a total of three years (not necessarily consecutive years) of the past five years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: 1) resided in the United States; 2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a federal or military capacity; or 3) been a dependent of a federal or military employee serving overseas. The Residency Requirement ensures an adequate background investigation can be completed. Due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the Office, all offers to candidates are conditioned upon the successful completion of a required background investigation. Interns are not permitted to work in a legal capacity - private or public - during the internship.
Application Deadlines: Friday, January 10, 2014
Minimum Weeks Required: 40 hours per week for 10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study or academic credit may be available through a student’s law school.  Students must make arrangements through his/her law school.  This Internship is not compensated.  No matching contributions available; all compensation must be provided by law school
Assignments: The work of the law student interns includes assisting in all aspects of trial preparation, legal research, writing memoranda of law, drafting pleadings and appellate briefs, assisting in preparation and taking of depositions, assisting in the pretrial conferences and trials of civil and criminal cases.
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA
5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500
Hammond, IN 46320
ATTN: Robin W. Morlock, Assistant United States Attorney, Law Clerk Coordinator
Telephone: (219) 937-5500
Email: Robin.Morlock@usdoj.gov (Applications by e-mail preferred)
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws. The criminal side of the Office conducts investigations and prosecutes criminal cases including political corruption, securities and healthcare fraud, terrorism, narcotics, commercial frauds, government frauds, violent crimes, public protection and appeals.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 6
Internship Location(s): Hammond, South Bend, and Fort Wayne
Application Materials: Cover letter indicating in which office(s) the applicant is interested, the particular internship the applicant is applying for, (i.e. fall or spring), resume, official law school transcript; legal writing sample, date when available, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings. If the applicant’s law school requires a contract as part of any program wherein the student will receive credit for the externship, then we also require a copy of any such contract.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: At least 4 months prior to the semester the student wishes to work.
Minimum Weeks Required: 400 hours
Academic credit: School credit possible at the discretion of the law school.
Assignments: Perform research projects and assist in trial preparation. It is likely that interns will work on an appellate brief. Interns will be assigned projects from both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. Interns will work with several different Assistant U.S. Attorneys over the course of the internship. Through research projects and interaction with the AUSAs, interns will be introduced to the federal system and receive an introduction to federal procedures in both the civil and criminal settings. Interns are encouraged to attend court with the AUSAs during the internship and watch court proceedings. In limited instances, interns are allowed to represent the government in hearings before the various federal courts. Each Branch Office of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana is located in a federal courthouse. This enables the interns to meet Judges, their clerks and network among federal officials. Our goal is to introduce our interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills and, above all, to enjoy their summer.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/inn
 

 

USAO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA
10 West Market Street
Suite 2100
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3048
ATTN: Human Resources Office
Telephone: (317) 226-6333
Email: usains.applications@usdoj.gov
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 2
Internship Location(s): Indianapolis
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, date when available, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings.
Qualifications: In order to be eligible for a Summer 2014 position, you must currently be a second year law student. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the USAO.
Application Deadlines: February 15
Minimum Weeks Required: 10
Academic credit: Work-study credit possible.
Assignments: Perform research projects and assist in trial preparation. Interns will be given assignments in as many different divisions and units as possible, providing exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of AUSAs. Our goal is to introduce our interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills and, above all, to enjoy the program.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/ins
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF IOWA
401 First Street SE, Suite 400

Cedar Rapids, IA  52401
ATTN: Scott McNamar (Human Resources Specialist)
Telephone: (319) 731-4071
Fax: (319) 363-1990
Email: USAIAN.HR@usdoj.gov (Applications by e-mail preferred)
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa contains a Civil and Criminal Division.  The Criminal Division prosecutes violations of federal criminal law – types of cases include, but are not limited to:  mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes. Internet predators; etc.  The Civil Division attorneys act as defense counsel for government agencies and employees.  Types of civil cases handled include, but are not limited to:  discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); bankruptcy; immigration; Federal Tort Claims Act; etc.  Civil Division attorneys also act as plaintiff’s counsel in areas, which include, but are not limited to:  Medicaid and Medicare fraud; the False Claims Act; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 3 – 4 (law student volunteer opportunities may be available in the following legal areas: immigration; narcotics; social security; Americans with Disabilities Act; and general criminal matters). Selections will be made on a rolling basis dependent upon the needs of the office and availability of work.
Internship Location(s): Cedar Rapids, Sioux City
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages), date(s) when available, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings. Please combine all documents into a single pdf file attached to email.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second-and third-year law students with strong legal research, analysis, and writing skills. U.S. citizenship required. Due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office, candidates invited to interview will be expected to consent to a credit check; all offers to candidates are conditioned upon the successful completion on a required background check which requires disclosure of any drug use, law enforcement and employment records, and financial credit information.
Application Deadlines: February 28th
Minimum Weeks Required: Flexible period. Length of service during the internship and hours of duty will be determined by the student in conjunction with the Program coordinator.
Academic credit: Course credit may be possible.
Assignments: Assignments include, but are not limited to, assisting attorneys with legal research; writing pleadings; trial preparation; and drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs.  The law student volunteers will become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.  In addition, they may attend depositions, meetings with investigative agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings in cases on which they have worked or in cases of general interest in the office.  Law students who qualify to practice under the district court’s student practice rules may also be assigned to handle motion hearings.  Our goal is to introduce law students to the federal legal system and to help them develop their practical legal skills.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ian/
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF KANSAS
301 N. Main, 1200 Epic Center
Wichita, KS 67202
ATTN: Jabari Wamble, Federal Practice Clinic Coordinator (Inquiries only)
Telephone: (913) 551-6730, Jabari.Wamble@usdoj.gov
Fax: (316) 269-6266
Email: USAKS.FPC@usdoj.gov (Applications only)
Barry R. Grissom, United States Attorney for the District of Kansas, is pleased to announce the nineteenth FEDERAL PRACTICE CLINIC during Summer, 2013. This is a volunteer (without compensation) program. The United States Attorney’s Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties among other things.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 10
Internship Location(s): Wichita, KS - 3; Kansas City, KS - 4; Topeka, KS – 3
Application Materials: Cover letter (indicating major current legal interests & work location preferences), resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings; and e-mail address, if available.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law student applications only - when internship begins. Strong academic standing and research skills. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation (covering criminal, credit, illegal drug use, etc.) due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines: Selections may be made on a rolling basis:
February 1
Minimum Weeks Required: Flexible period. Length of service during the internship and hours of duty will be determined by the student in conjunction with the Program Coordinator. Students selected for the summer program will attend a mandatory two day orientation program on May 23-24. Students are responsible for their own lodging and transportation.
Academic credit: Some law schools offer academic credit or a stipend. Students should check with their school.
Assignments: Typical assignments will include assisting with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to Assistant United States Attorneys, interviewing witnesses, and assembling exhibits for trial.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/ks/index.html
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY
Ft. Mitchell Branch Office
207 Grandview Drive, Suite 400
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017-2762
ATTN: Human Resources Staff – Lexington, KY
Telephone: (859) 685-4929
Fax: (859) 233-2498
E-mail: usakye.staffing@usdoj.gov Applications by e-mail preferred.
Applications should include the materials requested below, all in one consolidated PDF file.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky in Ft. Mitchell is charged with prosecuting federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. In addition to criminal prosecutions, our main office in Lexington is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies authority, and recovering funds from violators of criminal, regulatory, and civil laws through its Civil Division, and is responsible for handling the office appeals with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals through its Appellate Division.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 1
Internship Location(s): Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Application Materials: Applications should include the following materials, all in one consolidated PDF file: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) law school transcript with GPA; (4) one legal writing sample; (5) date available; and (6) telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evening.
Qualifications: Rising second- and third-year students may apply. Students who will graduate prior to or during the course of the clerkship are not eligible. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney's Office. This background check requires substantial input from the candidate, and it is imperative that all security forms be completed and returned in a timely fashion as applicants selected may not begin volunteer work until background check has been favorably completed (which may take up to 8 weeks).
Application Deadlines: February 15
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks. Prefer 40 hours a week. We prefer students not split summer.
Academic credit: Work-study credit possible. (No matching contributions available; all compensation must be provided by law school.) We provide limited administrative assistance to students who qualify for certain grants, or who are interested in receiving law school course credits.
Assignments: Usual assignments will include legal research, drafting pleadings and responses and appellate briefs. Interns will also assist attorneys in all phases of criminal prosecution including: discovery, depositions, pretrial hearings, trials, and sentencing hearings. They will have the opportunity to observe hearings and trials on which they are working or in which they are interested. Interns are also encouraged to attend office training on current legal issues. Interns will also have an opportunity to visit the District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate Courts, and to interact with the various federal agencies to provide an overview of the U.S. Attorney's Office, the investigative agencies it collaborates with and its role within the U.S. Department of Justice.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/kye

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY
260 W. Vine Street, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40507-1612
ATTN: Human Resources Officer
Telephone: (859) 685-4929
Fax: (859) 233-2498
E-mail: usakye.staffing@usdoj.gov Applications by e-mail preferred.
Applications should include the materials requested below, all in one consolidated PDF file.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky is charged with prosecuting federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies authority, and recovering funds from violators of criminal, regulatory, and civil laws. The Appellate Division is responsible for handling the office appeals with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 5 – 8
Internship Location(s): Lexington, Kentucky
Application Materials: Applications should include the following materials, all in one consolidated PDF file: (1) cover letter (please note preferred location (Criminal or Civil or Appellate) in order of preference in bold, on upper left corner); (2) resume; (3) law school transcript with GPA; (4) one legal writing sample; (5) date available; and (6) telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evening.
Qualifications: Rising second- and third-year students may apply. Students who will graduate prior to or during the course of the clerkship are not eligible. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
This background check requires substantial input from the candidate, and it is imperative that all security forms be completed and returned in a timely fashion as applicants selected may not begin volunteer work until background check has been favorably completed (which may take up to 8 weeks).
Application Deadlines: February 15
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks. Prefer 40 hours a week. We prefer students not split summer.
Academic credit: Work-study credit possible. (No matching contributions available; all compensation must be provided by law school.) We provide limited administrative assistance to students who qualify for certain grants, or who are interested in receiving law school course credits.
Assignments: Interns will be assigned to one of three divisions in Lexington: Criminal (2), Civil (2), Appellate (1). Usual assignments will include legal research, drafting pleadings and responses and appellate briefs. Interns will also assist attorneys in all phases of criminal prosecution, civil litigation and appellate litigation: including discovery, depositions, pretrial hearings, sentencing hearings, and federal habeas corpus actions. They will have the opportunity to observe hearings and trials on which they are working or in which they are interested. Interns are also encouraged to attend office training on current legal issues. Interns will also have an opportunity to visit the District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate Courts, and to interact with the various federal agencies to provide an overview of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the investigative agencies it collaborates with and its role within the U.S. Department of Justice.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/kye

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY
London Branch Office
601 Meyers Baker Road, Suite 2000
London, KY 410741-3035
ATTN: Human Resources Staff – Lexington, KY
Telephone: (859) 685-4929
Fax: (859) 233-2498
E-mail: usakye.staffing@usdoj.gov Applications by e-mail preferred.
Applications should include the materials requested below, all in one consolidated PDF file.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky in London is charged with prosecuting federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. In addition to criminal prosecutions, our main office in Lexington is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies authority, and recovering funds from violators of criminal, regulatory, and civil laws through its Civil Division, and is responsible for handling the office appeals with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals through its Appellate Division.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 1
Internship Location(s): London, Kentucky
Application Materials: Applications should include the following materials, all in one consolidated PDF file: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) law school transcript with GPA; (4) one legal writing sample; (5) date available; and (6) telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evening.
Qualifications: Rising second- and third-year students may apply. Students who will graduate prior to or during the course of the clerkship are not eligible. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office. This background check requires substantial input from the candidate, and it is imperative that all security forms be completed and returned in a timely fashion as applicants selected may not begin volunteer work until background check has been favorably completed (which may take up to 8 weeks).
Application Deadlines: February 15
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks. Prefer 40 hours a week. We prefer students not split summer.
Academic credit: Work-study credit possible. (No matching contributions available; all compensation must be provided by law school.) We provide limited administrative assistance to students who qualify for certain grants, or who are interested in receiving law school course credits.
Assignments: Usual assignments will include legal research, drafting pleadings and responses and appellate briefs. Interns will also assist attorneys in all phases of criminal prosecution including: discovery, depositions, pretrial hearings, trials, and sentencing hearings. They will have the opportunity to observe hearings and trials on which they are working or in which they are interested. Interns are also encouraged to attend office training on current legal issues. Interns will also have an opportunity to visit the District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate Courts, and to interact with the various federal agencies to provide an overview of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the investigative agencies it collaborates with and its role within the U.S. Department of Justice.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/kye

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
WESTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY
717 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
ATTN: AUSA Terry M. Cushing, Law Clerk Coordinator
Telephone: (502) 582-5911
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, gang activities, internet-related crimes, and drug trafficking. The office also represents the United States in civil suits filed against federal agencies and employees, as well as in affirmative civil actions to enforce compliance with federal law or protect the interests of the United States. The Appellate and Legal Resource Counsel Division is responsible for handling the office’s appeals with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Western District of Kentucky covers fifty-three western counties in Kentucky. The main office is in Louisville, Kentucky, with a staffed office in Paducah and unstaffed offices in Bowling Green and Owensboro.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 4-6
Internship Location(s): Louisville, KY
Application Materials: Writing sample and resume that includes e-mail address and telephone number where student can be reached both day and evening. The student may also include a cover letter and transcript.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. A background check is required due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: January 31
Minimum Weeks Required: 8-10 weeks full time.
Assignments: Interns will work closely with Assistant U.S. Attorneys on criminal, civil, and appellate matters. Interns perform legal research in a variety of areas, including tort and contract law, medical malpractice, immigration law, the federal sentencing guidelines, and substantive criminal law and procedure. In addition to conducting legal research, interns are routinely called upon to draft research memoranda, legal pleadings, and trial briefs. They may also play an integral role in responding to habeas corpus and other prisoner petitions. Students will also have opportunities to observe federal court proceedings and appellate arguments in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/kyw/

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
The Poydras Center
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1600
New Orleans, LA 70130
ATTN: Erin Novick, HR Officer
Telephone: (504) 680-3014
Fax: (504) 589-3576
Email: Erin.novick@usdoj.gov
Applications by e-mail highly preferred
.
The United States Attorney's Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties among other things.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 8
Internship Location(s): New Orleans
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample,
date when available, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings.
Qualifications: Second- and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for positions. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines: January 6, 2014
Minimum Weeks Required: Summer (30 hours a week)
Academic credit: Work-study credit. Student must make arrangements through his/her law school.
Assignments: Typical assignments will include assisting with all aspects of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to Assistant United States Attorneys, and assembling exhibits for trial. Students also observe trials in the District Court and appellate arguments at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/lae
 

 

USAO MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
777 Florida Street, Suite 208
Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1717
ATTN: Danette Willis, Secretary to the United States Attorney
Telephone: (225) 389-0443
Fax: (225) 389-0561
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana represents the interests of the United States of America in criminal and civil litigation in the Middle District of Louisiana. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and the authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the United States in civil actions, seek the enforcement of civil fines and penalties and collect debts owed to the United States of America.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 6
Internship Location(s): Baton Rouge
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, and telephone numbers where the student can be reached in the day and evenings.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), and second-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants will undergo a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: March 1st
Minimum Weeks Required: 8-12 weeks during Summer Program.
Academic credit: Work-study credit
Assignments: Typical assignments will include researching legal issues; drafting/writing motions, responses, and other pleadings; providing trial support to Assistant United States Attorneys; interviewing witnesses; and assembling exhibits for trial.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/lam
 

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
Human Resources Office
300 Fannin St.
Suite 3201
Shreveport, LA 71101-3068
ATTN: HR OFFICER
Telephone: (318) 676-3600
Fax: (318) 676-3641
The United States Attorney’s Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties among other things.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 6
Internship Location(s): Shreveport (3), Lafayette (3)
Application Materials: Cover letter (indicating position for which you are applying and whether interested in criminal or civil), resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, date when available, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings. Please apply either by mail to the address above or by email to USALAW.HRO@usdoj.gov (pdf format preferred).
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadline: Initial cutoff -- February 1st.
Open Until Filled.
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit possible.
Assignments: Typical assignments will include assisting with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to Assistant United States Attorneys, interviewing witnesses, and assembling exhibits for trial.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/law
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF MAINE
100 Middle Street
Portland, ME 04101
ATTN: Sandra J. Dow, Administrative Officer
Telephone: (207) 780-3257
Fax: (207) 780-3304
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maine is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes in the State of Maine. The Office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court. Volunteer interns assist in the prosecution and defense of both criminal and civil cases in the District Court and the Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 5
Internship Location(s): Portland; Bangor
Application Materials: Resume, transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law students. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: February 15th
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 – 10 weeks (20 hours per week minimum)
Academic credit: Work-study credit.
Assignments: Interns can expect to research and write motions in pending cases; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to assemble exhibits for trial; to observe hearings and trials on which they are working or in which they are interested.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/me/
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF MARYLAND  
ATTN: 36 S. Charles Street
4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
6500 Cherrywood Lane Floor
Suite 400
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Jason Medinger, AUSA
E-mail: usamd.lawclerkjobs@usdoj.gov
Telephone: (410) 209-4800
Fax: (410) 962-2310

Robert Hur, AUSA
E-mail: usamd.lawclerkjobs@usdoj.gov
Telephone: (301) 344-4433
Fax: (301) 344-4516
The United States Attorney for the District of Maryland serves as the federal government’s lawyer in Maryland. The Northern Division is located in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Southern Division is located in Greenbelt, Maryland. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting federal crimes, from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the Office defends agencies of the United States, enforces regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovers funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.
Projected No. of Volunteers: Greenbelt, MD (4-6)
Baltimore, MD (10-14)
Internship Location(s): Baltimore and Greenbelt
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, writing sample and an unofficial law school transcript.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. A background check must be conducted on all applicants before they can be hired.
Application Deadlines: January 15
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit.
Assignments: Assignments are distributed based on the clerk’s interest and the needs of the office. Clerks generally concentrate on either criminal or civil matters, but there is ample opportunity to work on both types of cases. The office seeks to give students opportunities to witness depositions, motion hearings, trials, and, on occasion, appellate arguments. The office tries to assign each law clerk to a case that is scheduled to go to trial during the summer. In addition, the office organizes a series of law clerk programs (e.g., trip to Supermax prison facility and shooting guns with ATF/FBI ). Speakers have included circuit and district court judges, magistrate judges, and the Federal Public Defender.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/md/index.html
   

 

USAO DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200
Boston, MA 02210
ATTN: Susan Rafferty, Human Resources Officer
Telephone: (617) 748-3353
Fax: (617) 748-3636
An internship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated law student:  an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today.  Working with Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other staff, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens.  The United States Attorney’s Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district.  The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of Federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties.  
Projected No. of Volunteers: 30
Internship Location(s):

The majority of opportunities are expected to be located in Boston, MA. Intern positions may also be available at branch office locations in Worcester and/or Springfield, MA.

Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evening. Please indicate if you have a preference for the Civil Division or the Criminal Division.

Students attending Massachusetts Law Schools must apply through the Massachusetts Law Consortium (www.maconsortium.org).
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students.  Law graduates are not eligible for Student Volunteer positions.  Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines: December 17
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Academic credit for work experience possible.
Assignments: Typical assignments for law student interns involve all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues; drafting/writing motions, responses, and various pleadings; providing trial support; interviewing witnesses; and assembling exhibits for trial.  Interns are generally afforded extensive opportunities to attend trials, hearings, attorney conferences, meetings, and other legal proceedings. 
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ma/
   

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
211 W. Fort Street, Suite 2001
Detroit, MI 48226
ATTN: Sherene Buffa, Human Resources Officer
Telephone: (313) 226-9564
Fax: (313) 226-2311
An internship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated law student:  an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today.  Working with Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other staff, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens.  The United States Attorney’s Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district.  The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of Federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties.  
Projected No. of Volunteers: 10
Internship Location(s): The majority of opportunities are expected to be located in Detroit, Michigan.  Interns may also be available at branch office locations in Bay City and/or Flint, Michigan.
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evening. 
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students.  Law graduates are not eligible for Student Volunteer positions.  Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines: February 28
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Academic credit for work experience possible.
Assignments: Typical assignments for law student interns involve all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues; drafting/writing motions, responses, and various pleadings; providing trial support; interviewing witnesses; and assembling exhibits for trial.  Interns are generally afforded extensive opportunities to attend trials, hearings, attorney conferences, meeting, and other legal proceedings. 
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/mie
 

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
P.O. Box 208
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0208
ATTN: Ellie M. Drumm, Human Resources Specialist
Telephone: (616) 456-2404
Email: Ellie.Drumm@usdoj.gov
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan is primarily responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. The criminal side of the Office consists of several divisions and units including: political corruption, securities and healthcare fraud, terrorism, narcotics, commercial fraud, government fraud, violent crimes, public protection, and appeals. Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 3-4
Internship Location(s): Grand Rapids
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates of availability, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached. Vets should send a DD-214. Please email all documents combined into one .pdf file. Post mail also accepted.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Students who will graduate prior to or during the course of the internship are not eligible. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office. This background check requires substantial input from the candidate and results are returned after approximately eight weeks.
Application Deadlines: February 14, 2014. Please note that positions may be filled on a rolling basis prior to this deadline.
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 weeks (10 weeks preferred); 40 hours per week
Academic credit: Course credit possible.
Assignments: Interns will prepare legal memoranda and briefs under the guidance of Assistant U.S. Attorneys in conjunction with pending cases. Interns will receive criminal and civil assignments depending upon interest and office needs. Interns who have completed their second year of law school may be eligible to gain significant in-court experience under local rules. The USAO will also host informative lunch sessions which will include presentations from AUSAs, the defense bar, the judiciary, and federal agents, as available. Many lunch sessions will provide training on specific aspects of federal litigation. The goal of the program is to introduce interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills, and create an enjoyable summer.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/miw
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
600 United States Courthouse
300 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
ATTN: Ann Canessa / Human Resources Specialist
Telephone: (612) 664-5622
Email: Ann.canessa@usdoj.gov
Please submit application materials by mail or email.
The USAO for the District of Minnesota seeks full-time, volunteer law interns to join us to support the missions of both the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the Office. The Criminal Division of the Office is comprised of three sections: Narcotics, Economic Crimes, and Major Crimes. It is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes committed in Minnesota, from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. The Civil Division of the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 8
Internship Location(s): Minneapolis/St. Paul
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample (not exceeding 10 pages), and two letters of recommendation (at least one of which must be from a law school professor or instructor).
Qualifications: Students who will be second- or third-year law students next spring, with strong legal research, analysis, and writing skills. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the Office, candidates invited to interview will be expected to consent to a credit check; all offers to candidates are conditioned upon the successful completion on a required background check.
Application Deadlines: January 21, 2014
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit possible
Assignments: Law interns perform research and writing projects, and assist in appellate work and trial preparation. Interns will be given assignments in as many different divisions and units as possible, providing exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of AUSAs. Interns also attend court proceedings as well as monthly brown bag lunches at which AUSAs, the defense bar, the federal judiciary, and federal agents speak. The goal is for law interns to see the federal legal system at work, develop their legal skills and, above all, enjoy their experience.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/mn
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
900 Jefferson
Oxford, MS 38655
ATTN: Jim Allen, Administrative Officer
Telephone: 662-234-3351
The USAO of the Northern District of Mississippi is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crime from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white collar crime organized gang activities, internet-related crimes and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division the office is charged with defending agencies of the United States enforcing regulatory agencies and recovering funds from violators of United States criminal, regulatory and civil laws.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 3-4
Internship Location(s): Oxford
Application Materials: Cover letter, Resume, Official Transcript, Legal Writing Sample, Availability, and Contact Information.
Qualifications: End of first-year (summer only). All interns are subject to a background investigation prior to acceptance into the internship.
Application Deadlines: April 1
Minimum Weeks Required: Summer 280 hours/8 weeks
Academic credit: Academic and work study credit are possible.
Assignments: Assignments include but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions memoranda of law and dispositive motions. Interns will become familiar with Federal Rules of criminal and civil procedures and Federal Rules of evidence. In addition interns may attend disposition, meetings with agents accompany attorney to observe court proceedings. In addition the office attempts to identify appropriate matter for the intern to handle under the supervision of AUSAs.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/msn
 

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
400 East 9th Street, Suite 5510
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
ATTN: Gregg Coonrod
Telephone: (816) 426-3122
Fax: (816) 426-3136
Email: USAMOW.LawIntern@usdoj.gov
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri is responsible for civil and criminal federal prosecutions for Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City, Springfield and rural areas of the western part of the state.  The Kansas City office, which contains approximately 50 AUSAs, divides the work between various units – Narcotics & Violent Crimes, Fraud and Corruption, Computer Crimes, Civil, Appellate and Monetary Penalties.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 10 (8 in Kansas City; one each in satellite office)
Internship Location(s): Kansas City, Jefferson City and Springfield
Application Materials: Cover letter; resume with e-mail address and telephone number where student can be reached; current school grade transcript; and short writing sample.
Qualifications: Currently enrolled in law school.  Students chosen will be subject to a background investigation.  Must be a U.S. citizen.
Application Deadlines: December 5
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Most interns apply for and receive stipends or work-study credit from their law schools.
Assignments: A new federal local rule allows interns to appear in court. Interns will be assigned to a particular legal unit (Narcotics & Violent Crimes, Fraud and Corruption, Computer Crimes, Civil, Appellate and Monetary Penalties.) to work with that Unit’s AUSAs for the summer. Research and writing assignments will include suppression motions, post-conviction, appellate briefs, and other motion practice. Interns may be allowed to appear on matters they have researched under the AUSA supervision.  The summer program interns take numerous job-related field trips such as to the Regional Crime Lab, Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary, etc. as well as attend in-office brown-bag lunch sessions in which various district AUSAs explain the legal aspects of noteworthy cases or evidence topics.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/mow/index.html
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF MONTANA
Questions about the program and all application materials should be forwarded to:
2601 Second Avenue N., Box 3200

Billings, MT 59101
Telephone: (406) 247-4638
Fax: (406) 657-6055
The USAO has two goals for those who participate as interns within the Office: to supplement the students’ academic training with legal research and advocacy opportunities and to facilitate mentoring of new lawyers.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 12
Internship Location(s): Billings; Great Falls; Helena; and Missoula.
Applicants should indicate a geographic placement preference or limitation.
Application Materials: Resume, cover letter, and list of classes to be completed before the Spring of 2013.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. Must also be able to successfully pass a background investigation, which requires disclosure of any drug use, law enforcement and employment records, and financial credit information.
Application Deadlines: December 14, 2012 (2nd year students)
January 14, 2013 (1st year students)
Minimum Weeks Required: Minimum of 8 weeks between May 1 – September 1, 2013
Academic credit: Law students with work-study status or those interested in volunteering are invited to apply.
Assignments: Law students will work with AUSAs on projects related to ongoing litigation and appeals or issues of significance in prospective litigation. Applicants should indicate a preference for civil or criminal assignments if the applicant has a preference.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/mt
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF NEVADA
333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 5000
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
ATTN: Human Resources
Telephone: (702) 388-6336
Fax: (702) 388-6735
An internship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated law student:  an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today.  The United States Attorney’s Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district.  The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties among other things.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 10
Internship Location(s): Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada 
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evening. 
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Law graduates are not eligible for student volunteer positions.  Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines: February 28
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Academic credit for work experience possible.
Assignments: Typical assignments for law student interns involve all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues; drafting/writing motions, responses, and various pleadings; providing trial support; interviewing witnesses; and assembling exhibits for trial. Interns are generally afforded extensive opportunities to attend trials, hearings, attorney conferences, meeting, and other legal proceedings. 
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/nv
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
James C. Cleveland Federal Building
53 Pleasant Street – Room 352
Concord, NH 03301
John P. Kacavas, United States Attorney
ATTN: Robert J. Veiga, Assistant United States Attorney
Telephone: (603) 225-1552
Fax: (603) 225-1470
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire consists primarily of two divisions, Criminal and Civil. The Criminal Division is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes within the district. The Civil Division acts as the litigation counsel for the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court. The office utilizes unpaid volunteer interns to assist in the preparation of both criminal and civil matters occurring in the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 2
Internship Location(s): Concord
Application Materials: Resume, transcript, legal writing sample, telephone and e-mail contact
information.
Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen. Must be a member in good standing of an accredited law school and completed first and /or second-year of law school. Strong research and writing skills. All applicants must pass a background investigation to obtain necessary security clearance before entry on duty.
Application Deadlines: December 31st
Minimum Weeks Required: All volunteer interns must commit to 10 weeks full time
Academic credit: Possible work-study credit.
Assignments: Interns can expect to: research and write memoranda and pleadings in pending criminal and civil cases; organize and summarize non-grand jury records; assist AUSA's in preparing and responding to discovery requests; assemble exhibits for trial; assist in research and writing of appellate briefs and motions; observe trials, sentencing proceedings and other hearings.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/nh
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
United States Attorney’s Office
401 Market Street, 4th Floor
Camden, New Jersey 08101-2098
ATTN: Paul Blaine
Telephone: (856) 757-5137
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey (the 8th largest in the nation, the Camden office being a small satellite of the main Newark office) is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes in New Jersey from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, drug importation through New Jersey ports, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies= authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws. The criminal side of the Office is broken into several divisions and units. These are: political corruption, securities and healthcare fraud, terrorism, narcotics, commercial frauds, government frauds, violent crimes, public protection and appeals.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 3
Internship Location(s): Camden
Application Materials: Resume, transcript and legal writing sample. Submit materials via U.S. mail to above address.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney's Office.
Application Deadlines: February 1st
Minimum Weeks Required: The summer program is approximately ten weeks long. The projected start date is June 6, 2012, and the projected last day of the program is August 12, 2012. All volunteers must commit to 10 weeks full time.
Academic credit: Possible work-study credit.
Assignments: Perform research projects and assist in trial preparation. Intern will likely answer, working under the guidance of an AUSA, a federal habeas corpus petition that will be filed with the court. Interns will also be given assignments in as many different divisions and units as possible, providing exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of AUSAs. We also host brown bag lunches at which AUSAs, the defense bar, the judiciary and federal agents speak. Interns who have completed four semesters of law school are permitted, at their option, to make appearances on behalf of the United States before the United States District Court in selected case matters. Our goal is to introduce our interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills and, above all, to enjoy their summer.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/nj
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
970 Broad Street, Suite 700
Newark, NJ 07102
ATTN: FOR SUMMER PROGRAM
CONTACT: HUMAN RESOURCES UNIT
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey (the 8th largest in the nation) is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes in New Jersey from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, drug importation through New Jersey ports, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws. The criminal side of the Office is broken into several divisions and units: National Security, Narcotic-OCDETF, Economic Crimes, General Crimes, Healthcare and Government Fraud, Asset Forfeiture, and Organized Crimes and Gangs.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 12 - 15
Internship Location(s): Newark
Application Materials: Resume, transcript and legal writing sample. Submit materials via u.s. mail:

Mary Gladney
United States Attorney’s Office
970 Broad Street, Suite 700
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney's Office.
Application Deadlines: December 15th
Minimum Weeks Required: The summer program is approximately ten weeks long. The projected start date is usually the first Monday in June. All volunteers must commit to 10 weeks full time.
Academic credit: Possible work-study credit.
Assignments: Perform research projects and assist in trial preparation. Intern will be given assignments in as many divisions and units as possible, providing exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of AUSAs.  We also host brown bag lunches at which AUSAs, the defense bar, the judiciary and federal agents speak. We sponsor weekly skill sessions focusing on trial practice (opening statements, cross-examination, etc) which culminate in a mock trial. Our goal is to introduce our interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills and, above all, to enjoy their summer.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/nj
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
Human Resources Office
201 Third Street, N.W. Suite 900
Albuquerque, NM 87102
ATTN: Audrey Sullivan
Telephone: (505) 224-1510
Fax: (505) 346-7279
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws. The criminal side of the Office is broken into several divisions and units, including immigration, white collar crime, narcotics, violent crimes, and appeals.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 6
Internship Location(s): Albuquerque (4); Las Cruces (2)
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, date when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evening.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines: February 1st
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit.
Assignments: Typical assignments include assisting with all facets of case preparation, such as: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to Assistant United States Attorneys, interviewing witnesses, and assembling exhibits for trial.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/nm
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
CIVIL DIVISION
  271 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
610 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, NY 11722-4454
ATTN: Orelia E. Merchant, AUSA Diane Beckman, AUSA
The Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York has primary responsibility for representing the federal government in civil litigation in the Eastern District of New York. Summer interns assist in the prosecution and defense of civil cases on behalf of the United States before the District Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Bankruptcy Court.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 25
Internship Location(s): Brooklyn (20); Central Islip (5)
Application Materials:

Resume with current/valid address and email, law school transcript if available (official or unofficial), legal writing sample, and list of three (3) references and telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening. Applications must be mailed to the address above (no email). Please visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/nye/district/LawInternship.html for additional information.

Only hard copy applications will be accepted by U.S. mail.

Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students are invited to apply to the United States Attorney's summer internship program. Our ten-week program offers unpaid internships in both the Criminal and Civil Division. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation.
Application Deadlines: February 1st (Note:  Applications accepted for Summer Program after December 1st only.)
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks (full  time only)
Academic credit: Possible work-study credit. In addition, summer interns are eligible to apply for a limited number of summer stipends awarded by the Federal Bar Council and the Eastern District Association (an alumni organization of former Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the Eastern District of New York).
Assignments:

Student interns are afforded the opportunity to participate in the wide range of work performed by our Assistant United States Attorneys. Intern assignments can include assisting in trial preparation, participating in witness interviews or civil depositions, and legal research and writing. Summer interns are also strongly encouraged to observe hearings and trials in the District Court, and even to participate.

Our summer intern program also features a number of exciting intern events. Traditionally, the se include guided tours of the NYPD Ballistics Laboratory and the Metropolitan Detention Center (the local federal jail). Additionally, each week, we host an intern "brown bag luncheon" with speakers on a veriety of topics of interest. Over past summers the speakers have included the United States Attorney, federal judges, the former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, notable criminal defense attorneys, an expert in polygraph examinations, a special agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the Office's various practice areas.

Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/nye
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
CRIMINAL DIVISION
  271 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
610 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, NY 11722-4454
ATTN: Richard Tucker, AUSA
Una Dean, AUSA
Burton T. Ryan, AUSA
Demetri Jones
The Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York has primary responsibility for representing the federal government in civil litigation in the Eastern District of New York. Summer interns assist in the prosecution and defense of civil cases on behalf of the United States before the District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Bankruptcy Court.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 75
Internship Location(s): Brooklyn (50) ; Central Islip (25)
Application Materials:

Resume with current/valid address and email, law school transcript if available (official or unofficial), legal writing sample, and list of three (3) references and telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening.

Please visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/nye/district/LawInternship.html for additional information.

Will accept applications by U.S. mail or email (USANYEInternship@usdoj.gov)

Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students are invited to apply to the United States Attorney's summer internship program. Our ten-week program offers unpaid internships in both the Criminal and Civil Division. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation
Application Deadlines: February 1st (Note:  Applications accepted for Summer Program after December 1st only.)
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks (full time only)
Academic credit: Possible work-study credit. In addition, summer interns are eligible to apply for a limited number of summer stipends awarded by the Federal Bar Council and the eastern District Associations (an alumni organization of former Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the Eastern District of New York).
Assignments:

Student interns are afforded the opportunity to participate in the wide range of work performed by our Assistant United States Attorneys. Intern assignments can include assisting in trial preparation, participating in witness interviews or civil depositions, and legal research and writing. Summer interns are also strongly encouraged to observe hearings and trials in the District Court, and even to participate.

Our summer intern programs also features a number of exciting intern events. Traditionally, these include guided tours of the NYPD Ballistics Laboratory and the Metropolitan Detention Center (the local federal jail). Additionally, each week, we host an intern "Brown bag luncheon" with speakers on a variety of topics of interest. Over past summers the speakers have included the United States Attorney, federal judges, the former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, notable criminal defense attorneys, an expert in polygraph examinations, a special agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the Office's various practice areas.

Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/nye
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
P.O. Box 7198 – 100 S. Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY 13261-7198
ATTN: Charles E. Roberts, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Telephone: (315) 448-0672
Fax: (315) 448-0646
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes in this district. This office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in the United States District Court. Student interns assist in the prosecution and defense of both criminal and civil cases at both the trial and appellate levels.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 9
Internship Location(s): Syracuse
Application Materials: Resume, writing sample and recommendations.
Qualifications: Excellent legal research and writing skills. Superior academic achievements. Fluency in Spanish is helpful. Must be a U.S. citizen. All legal interns must successfully pass a background check.
Application Deadlines: January 15th
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks (“split” summers are allowed but not encouraged)
Academic credit: Work-study/academic credit may be available through a student’s law school.
Assignments: Law students assist their assigned attorneys as required. Assignments typically include legal research, preparation of memoranda of law, motions, and general assistance in trials. Occasional seminars, called law student luncheons, are conducted on topics ranging from legal writing to grand jury practice, federal death penalty cases, interstate domestic violence, and civil discovery. A tour of Auburn Correctional Facility is conducted each summer. Guest speakers have included Assistant United States Attorneys, FBI agents, SWAT team members, law professors, and criminal defense attorneys.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/nyn
 

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
138 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
ATTN: Maura K. O’Donnell and Melissa Marangola, Assistant U.S. Attorneys
Telephone: (716) 843-5700 ext. 816 or 884
Fax: (716) 551-5563
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes in Western New York, from acts of terrorism to public corruption, gang activities and many other criminal acts. The office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court in the 2nd Circuit. Volunteer interns assist in the prosecution and in the litigation of civil cases in the District Court, and the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 15
Internship Location(s): Buffalo, NY
Application Materials: Resume, transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available for an interview, telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening, email address. Materials should be mailed to: Lisa, Paralegal, U.S. Attorney's Office, 138 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- or third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for Summer positions. Must be a U.S. citizen. Will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: December 18, 2013
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks full time (May 27, 2014 - August 1, 2014) (Summer 2014)
Academic credit: Volunteer (without compensation)
Assignments: Interns can expect to perform legal research and writing assignments, including drafting motions, memorandums, and other legal documents; to research legal issues of importance to the office; to assist with the preparation of cases for indictment, hearings, and trial; and to appear in Court pursuant to the District's Student Practice Rule.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/nyw
 

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
100 State Street
500 Federal Building
Rochester, NY 14614
ATTN: Lori Peitrzykowski
Telephone: (585) 263-6760 x 2228
Fax: (585) 263-6420
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes in Western New York. The office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court in the 2nd circuit. Volunteer interns assist in the prosecution and defense of both criminal and civil cases in the District Court, the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and the Bankruptcy Court.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 3
Internship Location(s): Rochester
Application Materials: Resume, transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. Will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: December 14
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks full time
Academic credit: Possible work-study credit.
Assignments: Interns can expect to research and write motions in pending cases; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to assemble exhibits for trial; to observe hearings and trials of cases on which they are working or in which they are interested.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/nyw
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
310 New Bern Ave., Ste. 800
Raleigh, NC 27601
ATTN: Sherry Bowden
Telephone: (919) 856-4045
E-mail: Usance.resume@usdoj.gov
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes in eastern North Carolina.  The office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court.  Volunteer interns assist in the prosecution of criminal cases and the prosecution and defense of civil cases in the District Court, the Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the bankruptcy Court.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 5 – 7
Internship Location(s): Raleigh
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, email address and telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening.
Qualifications: 2Ls will be considered for the Summer Program.  Must be a U.S. citizen.  Volunteers will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: December 15
Selections will be made by late January.
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks full time
Academic credit: Course will vary depending on each individual school.
Assignments: Interns can expect to research and write motions and briefs in pending cases, including appellate briefs; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to assist AUSAs in preparing for criminal trials, including assembling exhibits, drafting jury instructions and compiling exhibit and witness lists; and attending hearings and trials as work schedules permit.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/nce/
 

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
227 West Trade Street, Suite 1650
Charlotte, NC 28202
ATTN: Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Zolot, Law Clerk Coordinator
Telephone: (704) 344-3167
Fax: (704) 344-6629
E-mail: Kevin.zolot@usdoj.gov
The USAO for the Western District of North Carolina is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes in western North Carolina. The office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court. Volunteer interns assist in the prosecution of criminal cases and the prosecution and defense of civil cases in the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 5 – 7
Internship Location(s): Charlotte,  Asheville
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second- year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen.  Status as a student in good standing at an accredited law school.  Must be a U.S. citizen.  There is a required background check due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.  Applicants will  only be contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office  if more information is needed or if an interview is requested.  A phone or in-person interview is required.  In-person interviews will take place at the United States Attorney’s Office.  Further, applicants are responsible for arranging and funding their own travel and accommodations.
Application Deadlines: January 15
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 weeks full time
Academic credit: Course credit possible.
Assignments: Interns can expect to research and write motions and briefs in pending cases, including appellate briefs; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to assist AUSAs in preparing for criminal trials, including assembling exhibits, drafting jury instructions and compiling exhibit and witness lists; and attending hearings and trials as work schedules permit.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ncw/
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
United States Courthouse, Suite 400
801 West Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
ATTN: Carole S. Rendon
First Assistant United States Attorney
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes in northern Ohio. The office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court and in the Sixth Circuit. Volunteer law clerks assist in the prosecution and defense of both criminal and civil cases in the District Court, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Bankruptcy Court.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 14-15 (Students entering their third year are preferred)
Law Clerk Location(s): Cleveland, OH (12); Akron, OH (2); Youngstown (1)
Application Materials: Resume and cover letter indicating dates when available and telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening. Application by e-mail is the exclusive method of providing the resume and cover letter. Applications should be submitted to USAOHN.SummerLaw@usdoj.gov.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. Will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: For Summer of 2013:  Applications will be accepted between November 26, 2012 and January 7, 2013.
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks minimum (at least 32 hours per week) (full time preferred).
Academic credit: Possible work-study credit.
Assignments: Law clerks can expect to research and write motions in pending cases; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to assemble exhibits for trial; to observe hearings and trials of cases on which they are working or in which they are interested.
Contact: If you have any questions about the 2011 Summer Law Clerk Program, please feel free to contact Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip J. Tripi at (216) 622-3769.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ohn
 

 

USAO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
Columbus
Christopher Yates, Assistant U.S. Attorney
303 Marconi Blvd., Suite 200 Columbus, Ohio  43215
(614) 469-5715

Cincinnati
Anthony Springer and Donetta Wiethe,
 Assistant U.S. Attorneys
 400 Atrium Two
221 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio  45202
(513) 684-3711

Dayton
Mona Guerrier, Assistant U.S. Attorney
200 West second Street
Suite 600
Dayton, Ohio  45402
(937) 225-2910
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes in southern Ohio. There are branches in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton. The office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in affirmative and defensive civil proceedings filed in U.S. District Court and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Volunteer legal interns assist in the prosecution and defense of both criminal and civil cases in the District Court, the Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 11-12
Internship Location(s): Columbus (5), Cincinnati (3), Dayton (3-4)
Application Materials: (1) Resume, (2) writing sample, (3) transcript, (4) three references (names, contact information, and relationship to applicant), and (5) cover letter indicating (a) city in which student is interested; (b)  dates when available and (c)  telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening. Please send your application materials to us via electronic mail at: USAOHS.Legal.Intern@usdoj.gov
Qualifications: (Students entering their third year are preferred.) We expect that students will have successfully completed courses in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Legal Research and Writing, and Torts. Administrative Law is optional. Must be a U.S. citizen. Will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the USAO.
Application Deadlines: February 1
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 to 10 weeks (40 hours per week during the summer, with possible reduction of hours in unusual circumstances).
Academic credit: Course credit may be possible.
Assignments: Legal interns can expect to research and write motions and memoranda in pending cases; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to assemble exhibits for trial; to observe hearings and trials of cases on which they are working or in which they are interested.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/ohs
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
1200 W. Okmulgee Street
Muskogee, OK 74401
ATTN: Administrative Officer
Telephone: (918) 684-5131
Fax: (918) 684-5130
E-mail: Bonnie.London@usdoj.gov
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts.  Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.  The criminal side of the Office is broken into several divisions and units.  These are: political corruption, securities and healthcare fraud, terrorism, narcotics, commercial frauds, government frauds, violent crimes, public protection and appeals.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 2
Internship Location(s): Muskogee, Oklahoma
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, date when available, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students.  Must be a U.S. citizen.   There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: February 1st
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 – 10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit.
Assignments: Perform research projects and assist in trial preparation.  Interns will also be given assignments in as many different divisions and units as possible, providing exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of AUSAs.  Our goal is to introduce our interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills and, above all, to enjoy their summer.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/oke
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
110 West Seventh Street
Suite 300
Tulsa, OK 74119
ATTN: R. Trent Shores, Assistant United States Attorney
Telephone: (918) 382-2700
Fax: (918) 560-7954
The United States Attorney’s Office protects and serves the citizens of the Northern District of Oklahoma through the ethical, vigorous, and impartial enforcement of the laws of the United States. As the principal litigator for the United States of America in the Northern District of Oklahoma, the United States Attorney prosecutes all criminal and civil cases brought by the federal government and defends the United States when it is a party in a civil case. Our criminal caseload includes violent crime, complex drug and money laundering activities, complex financial institution and corporate fraud, computer fraud, environmental crime, public corruption matters, organized crime, and crimes in Indian Country.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 4
Internship Location(s): Tulsa
Application Materials: Please submit a resume together with cover letter, an official transcript,
writing sample (optional) and dates available to R. Trent Shores (above).
Qualifications: All full-time second- or third-year law students. Student should have excellent academic credentials, good writing skills and basic knowledge of criminal law and procedure.
Application Deadlines: Open until filled.
Summer positions typically filled by mid-April
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 – 12 weeks
Academic credit: Academic credit (to be decided by each school).
Assignments: The internship is designed to give students the opportunity to gain first hand experience in working on challenging projects and cases principally involving issues of federal criminal law. Interns work closely with federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office on a variety of diverse projects. Work may include legal research and drafting legal memoranda on a wide range of topics including 4th Amendment search and seizure issues, federal Indian law, and due process. Also, interns will have the opportunity to attend criminal trials and various hearings in Federal court with prosecutors, as well as interact and work with a variety of federal, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/okn
 

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
210 Park Avenue, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
ATTN: Lisa Engelke, Human Resources Specialist
Telephone: (405) 553-8777
E-mail: Lisa.Engelke@usdoj.gov
All application packages should be submitted to Ms. Engelke via e-mail. Questions should be directed to Ms. Engelke via e-mail or at the telephone number listed above. The U.S. Attorney’s Office consists of a Criminal Division, Civil Division and Appellate Division. The Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes federal crimes involving, but not limited to, terrorism, firearms, bank robberies, gangs, narcotics, white collar, public corruption, health care fraud, child pornography, identity theft, bank fraud, and crimes occurring in Indian Country. The Civil Division represents the United States by defending suits against federal agencies and employees involving claims of employment discrimination, medical malpractice, torts, Bivens, etc. The Civil Division also enforces civil laws seeking to recover government funds lost to contract fraud and health care fraud, handles mortgage foreclosures and collection of debts owed to the United States, land condemnation, environmental cases, etc. The Appellate Division handles criminal and civil appeals and is responsible for researching and writing motions and appellate briefs for filing with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Students will work closely with Assistant U.S. Attorneys.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 6 - 9
Internship Location(s): Oklahoma City
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample (limited to 12 pages). Also include e-mail address and telephone number where student can be reached both day and evening.
Qualifications: Law students who have completed their first or second year of law school. Students chosen will be subject to a background investigation which can take up to two months. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Application Deadlines: March 1
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 weeks
Academic credit: Internships or externships (with educational credit).
Assignments: Depending on the assigned division, students will assist with all facets of case preparation, such as researching legal issues, drafting motions and briefs, discovery, and trial preparation. Students will become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, students may have the opportunity to attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/okw
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF OREGON
Human Resources Office
1000 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204-2936
ATTN: HR OFFICER
Telephone: (503) 727-1000
Fax: (503) 727-1144
The United States Attorney's Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties among other things.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 3 - 5
Internship Location(s): Portland, Eugene, and Medford
Application Materials: Cover letter and resume (include in the cover letter date when available, and telephone number(s) where the student can be reached in the day and evenings).
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines: Initial cutoff – January 9, 2013.
Open Until Filled.
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 - 12 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit.
Assignments: Typical assignments will include assisting with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to Assistant United States Attorneys, interviewing witnesses, and assembling exhibits for trial.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/or/
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
615 Chestnut Street, Suite 1250
Philadelphia, PA 19106
ATTN: Richard W. Goldberg
Telephone: (215) 861-8200
Fax: (215) 861-8218
The United States Attorney’s Office serves as the principal litigator on behalf of the federal government in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and is responsible for coordinating agency investigations within the district. Among other responsibilities, the United States Attorney has the authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties. The office appears principally before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 25
Internship Location(s): Philadelphia
Application Materials: Cover letter and resume. Applications submitted by e-mail will not be considered. Please be sure to include a telephone number and e-mail address where you can be reached. A writing sample and transcript are required of those applicants selected for interviews.
Qualifications: Law students finishing their first-year or second-year (and third-year students in four year programs) are accepted. You must be a United States citizen and you must clear a background investigation (which includes inquiry into illegal drug use and bad debts) due to the sensitive nature of work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines: Post-marked or hand-delivered no later than January 27, 2012. Applications may also be submitted through regular law school placement office collections. Hiring decisions will be made by the end of February 2012.
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks, beginning shortly after Memorial Day.
Academic credit: The office participates in work-study programs but provides no matching funds.
Assignments: Assignments include all facets of case preparation: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses to various pleadings, providing trial support to Assistant United States Attorneys, observing hearings, trials, and arguments, interviewing witnesses, and assembling exhibits for trial. Interns also participate in a seminar program which teaches trial skills and exposes the interns to different parts of and participants in the court system.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/pae
 

 

USAO MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
235 Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Telephone: (570) 348-2800
Fax: (570) 348-2037
Email: Gail.Dvornicky@usdoj.gov
The USAO for the Middle District of Pennsylvania encompasses 33 counties throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, extending over 21,907 square miles.  The district headquarters office is located in Scranton with branch offices in Harrisburg and Williamsport.  The office represents the united States and has responsibility for the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal government; the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and the collection of debts owed to the Federal government which are administratively uncollectible.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 6 – 9
Internship Location(s): Scranton, Pa; Harrisburg, Pa; Williamsport, Pa
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, unofficial or official law school transcript, legal writing sample; valid e-mail address, dates when available and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students.  Must be a U.S. citizen.  There is a required background check due to the sensitive nature of the work performed in a United States Attorney’s Office
Application Deadlines: February 1 
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 – 8 weeks
Possible course credit.
Academic credit: The office participates in work-study programs but provides no matching funds.
Assignments: Interns are routinely assigned to research and prepare initial drafts of memoranda of law.  Interns are exposed to all stages of civil and criminal litigation except for grand jury matters.  This includes, but is not limited to, responding to pretrial motions, conducting discovery, drafting jury instructions, responding to post-trial motions, and assisting on appellate briefs on a number of civil and criminal issues.  While interns are not permitted to conduct proceedings in federal court, they are afforded the opportunity to attend and observe various court proceedings, such as detention and suppression hearings, arraignments, jury selections, trials and sentencings.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/pam
 

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 4000 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse
700 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
ATTN: Robert L. Eberhardt, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney
Telephone: (412) 894-7353
Fax: (412) 644-6995
The United States Attorney’s Office represents the United States in criminal and civil litigation in Western Pennsylvania. The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecutes federal criminal cases and represents federal agencies and officials in a variety of federal programs, federal tort claim, and other civil cases.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 8
Internship Location(s): Pittsburgh (10)
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial law school transcript.
Qualifications: Law students finishing their first-year or second-year (and third-year students in four year programs) are accepted.  You must be a United States citizen and you must clear a background investigation (which includes inquiry into illegal drug use and bad debts) due to the sensitive nature of work performed by the office.  The background investigation may take up to two months to complete.
Application Deadlines: February 1, 2013
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 weeks full-time (40 hrs./wk.) or 10 weeks part-time (32 hrs./wk.), beginning shortly after Memorial Day.
Academic credit: Work-study credit.
Assignments: Interns perform legal research and writing assignments in federal criminal or civil cases. Interns work closely with Assistant U.S. Attorneys  in the Criminal, Civil and Appellate Divisions on case development and formulation of legal strategy. Interns also have the opportunity to observe civil discovery proceedings and civil and criminal court proceedings.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/paw
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO
350 Carlos Chardón Avenue
Torre Chardón, Suite 1201
San Juan, PR 00918
ATTN: Ms. Pura López - Human Resources Officer
Telephone: (787) 282-1873
Fax: (787) 766-6022
E-mail: c.pura.lopez@usdoj.gov
The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the District of Puerto Rico is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the USAO is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of United States criminal, regulatory, and civil laws. This office also represents the United States before the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 2 - 5
Internship Location(s): San Juan
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, and official law school transcript.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester) and second-year law students. Status as a student in good standing at an accredited law school. Must speak, read, and write English fluently. Must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed. Applicants must complete paperwork providing information about residences, schooling, work, credit history, and fingerprints. Interviews will be conducted before selection.
Application Deadlines: February 15, 2013
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit.
Assignments: Perform legal research and trial preparation for civil and criminal cases and/or appeal matters. Students will work closely with Assistant U.S. Attorneys in developing legal documents and will receive direction in honing research skills. Assignments will increase in difficulty as proficiency develops.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/eousa
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND
50 Kennedy Plaza, 8th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Peter F. Neronha, United States Attorney
ATTN: Kenneth P. Madden, First Assistant United States Attorney
Telephone: (401) 709-5000
Fax: (401) 709-5001
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island consists primarily of two divisions, Criminal and Civil. The Criminal Division is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes within the district and for handling criminal appeals to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. The Civil Division acts as the litigation counsel for the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court. The office utilizes unpaid volunteer interns to assist in the preparation of both criminal and civil matters occurring in the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Projected No. of Volunteers: Maximum of 4
Internship Location(s): Providence
Application Materials: Resume, transcript, legal writing sample, telephone and e-mail contact information.
Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen. Must be a member in good standing of an accredited law school and have completed the first and /or second-year of law school. Must have strong research and writing skills. All applicants must pass a background investigation to obtain the necessary security clearance before entry on duty.
Application Deadlines: February 15
Minimum Weeks Required: All volunteer interns must commit to 10 weeks full time.
Academic credit: Possible work-study credit.
Assignments: Interns can expect to: research and write memoranda and pleadings in pending criminal and civil cases; organize and summarize non-grand jury records; assist AUSA's in preparing and responding to discovery requests; assemble exhibits for trial; assist in research and writing of appellate briefs and motions; observe trials, sentencing proceedings and other hearings.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/ri
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Human Resources Office – Legal Internship Program
1441 Main Street, Suite 500
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
ATTN: Legal Internship Program
Telephone: (803) 929-3000
  Applications mailed through the USPS preferred.
The USAO serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district.  The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties, and appeals.  Approximately 60 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) work in one of four offices located in Columbia, Greenville, Florence, and Charleston.

Approximately 60 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) work in one of four offices located in Columbia, Greenville, Florence, and Charleston.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 9
Internship Location(s): Columbia, Florence, Charleston, Greenville

Please note legal internship location preference in bold, on the upper right corner of your cover letter.
Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter, resume with grade point averages for all academic work listed on the resume, at least one writing sample, an official law school transcript, and 3 references who can speak to skills and abilities. Transcripts and grade point averages should be updated as grades are available. So, if transcripts and grade point averages are not available at time of application, please update as information becomes available.
Send application packets and grade updates via USPS mail. The Human Resources Office will provide verbal or written communications of the status of your application package.

Qualifications: Rising second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen and maintain strong academic credentials. It is the policy of the USAO to require that a background review be conducted on all applicants who are hired. Therefore, it is imperative that all security forms be completed and returned in a timely fashion. Selected interns will not be allowed to begin work until the office receives notification of security clearance.
Application Deadlines: January 15

Applicants will only be contacted by the USAO if more information is needed or if an interview is requested.  Interviews will take place at the USAO.  Further, applicants are responsible for arranging and funding their own travel and accommodations.  Delivery confirmation from postal carrier is suggested.
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 weeks
Academic credit: Credit may be given for some school programs, or public law stipends also might be available through certain law school programs.  Students should contact their law school for specific intern, extern, or work-study requirements prior to applying for the legal intern position. 
Assignments: Responsible for assisting attorneys with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to attorneys, and interviewing witnesses.  Our goal is to introduce legal interns to the federal legal system and to develop practical legal skills.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/sc/
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF SOUTH DAKOTA
325 South First Avenue, Suite 300
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
ATTN: Mark Salter
Telephone: (605) 330-4400
Fax: (605) 330-4410
The United States Attorney’s Office, District of South Dakota is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts.  Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory and civil laws.
Projected No. of Volunteers: Sioux Falls (4); Pierre (1); Rapid City (1)
Internship Location(s): Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, date when available, and telephone number(s) where you can be reached in the day and evenings.  Please indicate which location you prefer. 
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students.  Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office. 
Application Deadlines: February 15  - Selections made on a rolling basis
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit possible.
Assignments: Senior AUSAs directly supervise interns by assigning, guiding and critiquing research and writing projects in the student’s area of interest.  Our goal is to introduce our interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills and, above all, to enjoy their summer. 
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/sd/
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
800 Market Street, Suite 211
Knoxville, TN 37902
ATTN: Julie Patterson
Telephone: (865) 545-4167
Fax: (865) 545-4176
E-mail: Julie.Patterson@usdoj.gov
As part of the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee has jurisdiction and responsibility to represent the legal interests of the federal government before the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Tennessee. The office participates in the investigation and prosecution of all manner of federal crime from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, gang activities, internet-related crimes, and drug trafficking. The office also represents the United States in civil suits filed against federal agencies and employees, as well as in affirmative civil actions to enforce compliance with federal law or protect the interests of the United States. Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Criminal Division are assigned to either the general crimes unit, drug unit, violent crimes unit, or counter-terrorism unit. The office is composed of forty-seven attorneys, fifty-one support and administrative staff employees, and fifteen contractors/senior aides and National Guard personnel, with offices staffed in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Greeneville.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 8
Internship Location(s): (3) Knoxville, (3) Chattanooga, (2) Greeneville
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript; date when available, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings.
Qualifications: Rising second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: January 11, 2013
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 weeks (8 - 10 weeks preferred)
Academic credit: Work-study credit as determined by the student’s law school.
Assignments: Assignments will be designed to best allow interns to (1) experience the investigative/pretrial stage of criminal prosecutions, working with agents of the FBI, DEA, ATF, IRS, Secret Service, and other agencies; (2) experience civil pretrial conferences, depositions, settlement negotiations, etc.; (3) observe and assist in all types of federal court proceedings, including matters before U.S. magistrate judges, district court judges, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; and (4) research and draft a variety of litigation-related documents such as district court motions and memoranda of law, internal memoranda, civil pleadings, and discovery disclosures and responses. Rising third-year students will also have the opportunity to practice in federal court under the supervision of an Assistant United States Attorney.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/tne/
 

 

USAO MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
110 9th Avenue South, Suite A-961
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
ATTN: Internship Coordinator
Telephone: (615) 736-5151
E-mail: Carrie.Daughtrey@usdoj.gov
The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, online child exploitation, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies' authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.
Projected No. of Volunteers: Summer: maximum of 8
Semesters: varies
Internship Location(s): Nashville, Tennessee
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and an e-mail address or telephone number where a student may be reached during the day.
Qualifications: Rising second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney's Office.
Application Deadlines: October 15th for Spring Program (January - May)
February 1st for Summer Program (June - August)
June 1st for Fall Program (September - December)
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 weeks during summer (10 weeks preferred)
8 hours/week during semester
Academic credit: School credit as determined by the student’s law school.
Salary: Volunteer. Legal interns often receive academic credit or school stipends while working.
Assignments: Legal interns will be responsible for researching legal issues and writing responses in pending cases, jury instructions, and appellate briefs. Interns also will work with attorneys in responding to discovery, interviewing witnesses, assembling exhibits for trial, and negotiating settlements. Legal Interns are not assigned to a specific unit but rather receive assignments from throughout the office. Legal interns will be paired with an attorney mentor and participate in numerous field trips. All interns are encouraged to observe court proceedings as time permits.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/tnm/
 

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
167 N. Main Street, Suite 800
Memphis, TN  38103
ATTN: Lori Frederick
Telephone: (901) 544-4231
Fax: (901) 544-4230
E-mail:  
The United States Attorney’s Office represents the litigative and defensive interests of the United States.  Our office prosecutes violations of federal criminal law and defends the United States in civil law suits, seeking to recover from instances of fraud committed against the United States and taking affirmative civil enforcement action.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 2
Internship Location(s): Memphis, TN
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evenings.
Qualifications: Third-year law students.  (Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions.)  Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subjected to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office
Application Deadlines: Summer – March 1
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 - 10 per week (negotiable)
Academic credit: School credit possible at the discretion of the law school.
Assignments: Interns for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee will perform research projects, and assist in discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation.  Interns can also be expected to assist in the assembly of exhibits for trial and drafting of briefs and pleadings.  Students may observe hearings and trials of cases on which they are working on or interested in.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/tnw/
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
Burnett Plaza, Suite 1700
801 Cherry St. Unit 4
Fort Worth, TX 76102
ATTN: Amanda Booth
Telephone: (817) 252-5270
E-mail: usatxn.slv@usdoj.gov
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas is the principal federal prosecution authority for the North Texas area with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Amarillo.  The Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecutes all federal crimes in our jurisdiction including acts of terrorism, public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime, narcotics trafficking, firearms crimes, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal offenses.  The Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agency authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. statues and other regulations.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 15-18
Internship Location(s): Dallas (10); Fort Worth (4-6); Lubbock (1-2)
Application Materials: Cover letter stating preferred internship location and preference between civil and criminal sections, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample (10 pages or less), email address, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evenings. Please send all documents as one PDF file.  Also indicate your dates of availability for work.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students.  Must be a U.S. citizen.   There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.  Background check may take up to two months to complete.
Application Deadlines: February 1st for Summer Program (June – August)
* Positions may be filled on a rolling basis prior to these deadlines.
Minimum Weeks Required: 6
Academic credit: Volunteer (without compensation) or work-study credit.
Assignments: The Northern District of Texas offers internship opportunities in both our Criminal and Civil Divisions, and selected candidates may be assigned to work in either or both groups, depending on preference and need.  Our goal is to introduce law students to the federal system and litigation involving the United States.  We strive to assist students in developing their legal research and writing skills.  Volunteers in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions will perform legal research and writing; draft various pleadings, motions, briefs, and other documents; and assist with witness preparation, depositions, and hearings or trials.  All students will be provided with several opportunities to meet members of the judiciary, representatives of various federal agencies, and to participate in substantive programs to familiarize them with the federal legal system.  Within the Civil Division, students will be given assignments in a wide variety of defensive and affirmative litigation, including employment discrimination, medical malpractice, general torts, constitutional torts, immigration, prisoner litigation, commercial, financial, and civil fraud.  Volunteers within the Criminal Division will also be exposed  to a wide variety of practice areas, including narcotics, public corruption, healthcare fraud, cybercrimes, terrorism, and other federal crimes.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/txn
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
350 Magnolia Ave., Ste 150
Beaumont, TX 77701
ATTN: Princess Franklin, Human Resources Officer
Telephone: (409) 839-2538
Fax: (409) 839-2557
E-mail: Princess.franklin@usdoj.gov
The United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Texas, represents the interests of the United States in criminal and civil litigation. The law student internship program provides students an opportunity for supervised direct involvement in criminal prosecutions, civil litigation, and appellate proceedings.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 11
Internship Location(s): Beaumont (2); Tyler (2); Plano (4); Sherman (2); Lufkin (1)
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), and second-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. Must be a U.S. citizen and maintain a grade point average of 2.8 or higher. A security clearance will be conducted on all applicants offered positions.
Application Deadlines: February 1st
Positions may be filled on a rolling basis prior to these deadlines.
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 weeks (Summer Program)
Academic credit: Work-study credit.
Assignments: The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas offers students a challenging and rewarding summer internship experience. During their internships, students have the opportunity to strengthen legal research and writing skills by applying them in practical settings, including drafting memoranda, motions in advance of and during trial, and appellate briefs to the Fifth Circuit. Student interns will be exposed to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of different attorneys, and typically have the opportunity to observe numerous court proceedings, from initial appearances through all phases of trial. Moreover, former student interns have also had the opportunity to observe and participate in witness preparation sessions, defendant debriefings, and conferences with defense counsel and agents from a variety of local, state, and federal agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and the U.S. Secret Service.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/txe
 

 

USAO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
1000 Louisiana Avenue, Suite 2300
Houston, TX  77002
ATTN:

Michael Wright – AUSA in charge of Law Student Program
Judith Cardona – Legal Assistant to the Law Student Program

E-mail: interns.usatxs@usdoj.gov
The United States Attorney’s Office  for the Southern District of Texas  is the  principal federal prosecution authority for the South Texas area with offices in Houston (headquarters), Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and McAllen.  The Criminal Division prosecutes all federal crimes in our jurisdiction including narcotics trafficking, white-collar crime, national security, public corruption asset forfeiture, financial litigation, organization crime, immigration violations, violent crimes, and other criminal offenses.  The Civil Division is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agency authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.  The Appellate Division is responsible for supervising the office’s appeals with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 15-20
Internship Location(s): Houston, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and McAllen
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and an e-mail address and telephone number where student can be reached in the day and evenings.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subjected to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
Application Deadlines:

Spring: October 15th
Fall: June 15th

Minimum Weeks Required: 8 weeks (10 weeks preferred)
Academic credit: School credit possible at the discretion of the law school. May apply for Blask Fellowship.
Assignments: Legal interns have the opportunity to research legal issues, draft pleadings/memoranda, assist with discovery, trial preparation, jury instructions, and appellate briefs. Interns may observe hearings and trials. Interns may observe and participate in witness preparation sessions, defendant debriefings, meetings with defense counsel, and meetings with agents from several federal agencies.
Web Site:

www.justice.gov/usao/txs

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
Human Resources Office
601 NW Loop 410, Ste 600
San Antonio, TX 78216
ATTN: Donna Vasquez, Human Resources Specialist
Telephone: (210) 384-7234
Fax: (210) 530-6163
E-mail: Donna.vasquez@usdoj.gov
The USAO serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the District. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties among other things.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 20 - 25
Internship Location(s): San Antonio (3); Austin (3); El Paso (6); Del Rio (2); Waco (2); Midland (2); and Alpine (2)
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, e-mail address and telephone number where student can be reached both day and evening. Please apply via email to usatxw.staffing@usdoj.gov. PDF format is preferred.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Students chosen will be subject to a background investigation, which can take up to three months. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Application Deadlines: February 1
Minimum Weeks Required: 6 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study credit possible.
Assignments: Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. The interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.
Web Site: http://www.justce.gov/usao/txw
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF UTAH
185 South State Street, Rm. 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
ATTN: Debra Parker
Telephone: (801) 524-5682
Fax: (801) 524-6924
E-mail: debra.parker@usdoj.gov
The United States Attorney for the District of Utah is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes committed within the district, including acts of terrorism, white-collar crime, organized crime, criminal gang activities, internet-related crimes, drug offenses and other criminal acts. The Office also defends the United States, its agencies, officers, and employees in civil actions; enforces the regulatory authority of federal agencies, and recovers funds from individuals who violate criminal, civil and regulatory laws. The Office is divided into two divisions: the Criminal Division and Civil Division. The Criminal Division is divided into five sections: Appellate, National Security Section, Drugs, White Collar, and Violent Crimes.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 3 – 7
Internship Location(s): Salt Lake City
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney's Office.
Application Deadlines: February 1st
Minimum Weeks Required: 250 hours
Academic credit: Possible work-study credit.
Assignments: Interns will be assigned projects in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions to provide them with experience in a wide range of practice areas and with a variety of different Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs). Interns will conduct legal research and prepare legal pleadings, memoranda, and briefs. Interns will also prepare answers to habeas corpus petitions for filing in court. Interns are encouraged to attend brown bag lunches which are sponsored by the office and which feature AUSAs speaking on various legal topics. The office also encourages interns to attend court proceedings handled by AUSAs to view civil and criminal trials and hearings and gain a better understanding of the federal legal system. The office goals are to introduce interns to the federal legal system, develop their legal research and writing skills, and provide a challenging and rewarding internship experience.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/ut/index.html
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
ALEXANDRIA OFFICE
2100 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314

 

ATTN:

Elizabeth Eriksen  and Ryan Dickey for Summer 2014 Law Student Internship Applications in the Criminal Division

Peter Hyun for the Civil Division

The mission of the U.S. Attorney's Office is to enforce federal law and defend the United States, consistent with the priorities of the Attorney General and the United States Attorney, recognizing the value and dignity of all the people and the importance of strong relationships with the members of the judicial and law enforcement communities. The Civil Division is responsible for defending civil actions brought against the United States and taking affirmative actions to recover government money lost to fraud. The Criminal Division is responsible for prosecuting cases arising from a vast array of federal criminal offenses.
Projected No. of Volunteers: Civil Division (2)
Criminal Division (8)
Internship Location(s): 2100 Jamieson Avenue
Metro access via King Street Metro (blue and yellow lines)
Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter, resume,short writing sample, law school transcript and a list of 3 references. Update the transcript as grades become available. Interviews will be conducted on a rollling basis. To accomodate travel schedules, students who will be near Alexandria, Virfinia, during winter break should submit their applications early and indicated when they will be in the area. Applications for the Criminal Division must be emailed to USAVAE.CriminalIntern@usdoj.gov. Applications for the Civil Division must be emailed to USAVAE.CivilIntern@usdoj.gov

Qualifications: Applicants must be U.S. citizens actively enrolled in an accreited law school throuhout the 2014 summer (rising second- and third-year students). Prior to hiring, selected applicants must successfully complete a background review.
Application Deadlines: Applications must be received by Friday, January 3, 2014.
Inquiries/Application Status: Applicants will only be contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for additional informationor to schedule an interview. In-person interviews will be conducted at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria, Virginia, or in special circumstances by video teleconference. No phone interviews. Applicants are responsible for arranging and funding their travel and accomodations.
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 full weeks, starting the day after Memorial Day.
Academic credit: Credit may be given for some school programs, or public law stipends also might be available through certain school programs. Students should contact their law school for specific intern or work-study requirements prior to applying for such a position.
Assignments: Responsible for assisting attorneys with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to attorneys, and interviewing witnesses.
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
NEWPORT NEWS OFFICE
721 Lakefront Commons
Fountain Plaza Three
Newport News, VA 23606
ATTN: Eric Hurt for Criminal Law Student Internship Applications
The mission of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia is to enforce federal law and defend the United States, consistent with the priorities of the Attorney General and the United States Attorney, recognizing the value and dignity of all people and the importance of strong relationships with the members of the judicial and law enforcement communities.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 2 criminal law student interns
Internship Location(s): Newport News
Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter, resume with grade point averages for all academic work listed on resume, at least one writing sample, an official law school transcript, and 3 references who can speak to skills and abilities. (Transcripts and grade point averages should be updated as grades are available. So, if transcripts and grade point averages are not available at time of application, please update as information becomes available.)

Please send packets and grade or resume updates via mail or e-mail.
Qualifications: Second- and third-year law students.  Must be a U.S. citizen and maintain a grade average of 3.0 or higher. It is the policy of the U.S. Attorney's Office to require that a background review be conducted on all applicants who are hired. Therefore, it is imperative that all security forms be completed and returned in a timely fashion.
Application Deadlines: October 1st to February 1st
Inquiries/Application Status: Applicants will be contacted by the U.S. Attorney's Office if more information is needed or if an interview is requested. 
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 full weeks, starting the day after Memorial Day.
Academic credit: Credit may be given for some school programs, or public law stipends also might be available through certain school programs. Students should contact their law school for specific intern or work-study requirements prior to applying for such a position.
Assignments: Responsible for assisting attorneys with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to attorneys, and interviewing witnesses
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
NORFOLK OFFICE
101 West Main Street, Suite 8000
Norfolk, VA 23510-1671
ATTN: Cindy Greene for Summer Criminal & Civil Law Student Internship Applications
The mission of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia is to enforce federal law and defend the United States, consistent with the priorities of the Attorney General and the United States Attorney, recognizing the value and dignity of all people and the importance of strong relationships with the members of the judicial and law enforcement communities.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 4 criminal law student interns
2 civil law student intern
Internship Location(s): Norfolk
Application Materials: Please submit a cover letter, resume with grade point averages for all academic work listed on resume, at least one writing sample, an official law school transcript, and 3 references who can speak to skills and abilities. (Transcripts and grade point averages should be updated as grades are available. So, if transcripts and grade point averages are not available at time of application, please update as information becomes available.) Please note preferencecivil or criminal, in bold, on the upper left corner of your cover letter. Please send application packets and grade or resume updates via mail (not e-mail, and please no phone or e-mail inquiries).
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen and maintain a strong academic average. It is the policy of the U.S. Attorney's Office to require that a background review be conducted on all applicants who are hired. Therefore, it is imperative that all security forms be completed and returned in a timely fashion.
Application Deadlines: No applications will be accepted before or after the time frames announced below.
December 1, 2012 to January 15, 2013
Inquiries/Application Status Applicants will only be contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office if more information is needed or if an interview is requested. In-person interviews are required. Many, if not all, of these interviews will take place at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Further, applicants are responsible for arranging and funding their own travel and accommodations. Unfortunately, we do not conduct phone interviews. Applicants interviewed will only be contacted if an offer is extended. For confirmation that materials have been received, delivery confirmation from postal carrier is suggested.
No phone calls please. No e-mails please. No faxes please.
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 full weeks, starting the day after Memorial Day.
Academic credit: Credit may be given for some school programs, or public law stipends also might be available through certain school programs. Students should contact their law school for specific intern or work-study requirements prior to applying for such a position.
Assignments: Responsible for assisting attorneys with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to attorneys, and interviewing witnesses
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/vae
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
RICHMOND OFFICE
600 East Main Street, Suite 1800
Richmond, VA 23219-2447
ATTN: Stephen Miller for Summer 2012 Criminal Law Student Internship Applications
The mission of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia is to enforce federal law and defend the United States, consistent with the priorities of the Attorney General and the United States Attorney, recognizing the value and dignity of all people and the importance of strong relationships with the members of the judicial and law enforcement communities.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 4 criminal law student interns
Internship Location(s): Richmond
Application Materials: Please submit a cover letter, resume with grade point averages for all academic work listed on resume, at least one writing sample, an official law school transcript, and 3 references who can speak to skills and abilities. (Transcripts and grade point averages should be updated as grades are available. So, if transcripts and grade point averages are not available at time of application, please update as information becomes available.) Please send application packets and grade or resume updates via mail (not e-mail, and please no phone or e-mail inquiries).
Qualifications: By the summer of 2012, applicants must be a rising Third-Year law student with a valid Third-Year practice certificate. Must be a U.S. citizen and maintain a strong academic average. It is the policy of the U.S. Attorney's Office to require that a background review be conducted on all applicants who are hired. Therefore, it is imperative that all security forms be completed and returned in a timely fashion.
Application Deadlines: No applications will be accepted before or after the time frames announced below.
December 1, 2011 to January 25, 2012.
Inquiries/ Application Status: Applicants will only be contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, if more information is needed or if an interview is requested. In-person interviews are required. Many, if not all, of these interviews will take place at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Further, applicants are responsible for arranging and funding their own travel and accommodations. Unfortunately, we do not conduct phone interviews. Applicants interviewed will only be contacted if an offer is extended. For confirmation that materials have been received, delivery confirmation from postal carrier is suggested. No phone calls please. No e-mails please. No faxes please.
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 full weeks, starting the day after Memorial Day.
Academic credit: Credit may be given for some school programs, or public law stipends also might be available through certain school programs. Students should contact their law school for specific intern or work-study requirements prior to applying for such a position.
Assignments: Responsible for assisting attorneys with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to attorneys, and interviewing witnesses
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/vae
 

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
BB&T Building
310 First Street, Room 906
Roanoke, VA 24011
ATTN: Jo Brooks, Secretary to the United States Attorney
Telephone: (540) 857-2977
Fax: (540) 857-2180
The Western District of Virginia ranges from the northern Shenandoah Valley (just 50 miles from Washington, D.C.) to the Cumberland Gap in the southwest. The USAO for the Western District of Virginia has four staffed offices. The main office is located in Roanoke with 19 attorneys. Branch Offices are located in Charlottesville with 3 attorneys, Harrisonburg with 3 attorneys and Abingdon with 3 attorneys. The USAO is divided into two litigation divisions - a Criminal Division and a Civil Division. The Criminal Division is devoted to the prosecution of all federal criminal violations, including controlled substances, public corruption and fraud cases, and the Civil Division is devoted to cases representing the government involving bankruptcy, collections, affirmative civil enforcement, federal tort claims defenses, EEOC, and prisoner petitions. Volunteer interns assist in the prosecution of criminal cases and the defense of civil cases in the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 5-6
Internship Location(s): Charlottesville (3); Harrisonburg (1); Abingdon (2) 
Application Materials: Resume, transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and both day and evening telephone numbers.
Qualifications: Rising second- and third-year law students.
Application Deadlines: January 18   
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks full-time – beginning on or about May 21
Academic credit: Credit may be given for some school programs, or public law stipends also might be available through certain school programs.  Students should contact their law school for specific intern or work-study requirements prior to applying for such a position.
Assignments: Interns can expect to research and write motions in pending cases; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to assemble exhibits for trial; to observe hearings and trials of cases on which they are working or in which they are interested. Students who have qualified for Third Year Practice will be utilized in court as much as possible.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/vaw
 

 

USAO Western District of Washington
700 Stewart Street, Suite 5220
Seattle, Washington  98101
ATTN:

Kate Vaughan, Assistant United States Attorney
Law Clerk Coordinator

Telephone:

(206) 553-7970

Email:

Kate.vaughan@usdoj.gov

The USAO contains a Civil Division and Criminal Division. The Criminal Division prosecutes violations of federal criminal law - types of cases include, but are not limited to: mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; cyber crime; Indian Country crime; national security crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; assaults.The Civil Division attorneys act as defense counsel for government agencies and employees. Types of cases include, but are not limited to:  discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); public land issues (quiet title, condemnation, land-use, access to public land , endangered species); immigration; Federal Tort Claims Act (malpractice, etc.); constitutional torts (Bivens). Civil Division attorneys also act as plaintiff's counsel in areas, which include, but are not limited to: Medicaid and Medicare fraud; the False Claims Act; the enforcement of CERCLA; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 5
Internship Location(s): Seattle and Tacoma
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, e-mail address and telephone number where student can be reached both day and evening. 
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), and second- year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. Students chosen will be subject to a background investigation, which can take up to three months. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Application Deadlines: January 5  
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks
Academic credit: Work-study  academic credit may be available through a student's law school. Students must make arrangements through his/her law school. This internship is not compensated.  No matching contributions available; all compensation must be provided by law school.
Assignments: Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting motion responses, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings, assist in trial preparation and trial, meet with District Court and Appellate judges, and go on field trips to federal investigative agencies.
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
920 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 340
Spokane, WA  99201
ATTN:

Tyler H.L. Tornabene, Assistant United States Attorney
Law Clerk Coordinator

Telephone:

(509) 353-2767

Email:

Tyler.H.L.Tornabene@usdoj.gov

The USAO contains a Civil Division and Criminal Division. The Criminal Division prosecutes violations of federal criminal law – types of cases include, but are not limited to: mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; cyber crime; Indian Country crime; national security crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; assaults. The Civil Division attorneys act as defense counsel for government agencies and employees. Types of cases include, but are not limited to: discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); public land issues (quiet title,, condemnation, land-use, access to public land, endangered species); immigration, Federal Tort Claims Act (malpractice, etc.); constitutional torts (Bivens). Civil Division attorneys also act as plaintiff's counsel in areas, which include, but are not limited to: Medicaid and Medicare fraud; False Claims Act enforcement against persons and corporations defrauding the United States; the enforcement of CERCLA; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 2
Internship Location(s): Spokane, WA
Application Materials: Two copies of the following: cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, unofficial law school transcript, email address and telephone number where student can be reached both day and evening. No telephone or email inquiries please.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), and second-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible. Students chosen will be subject to a background investigation, which can take up to three months. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Application Deadlines: All materials must be mailed to the above address Attn:  Tyler H.L. Tornabene and received by close of business January 25, 2013; interviews of selected applicants will be conducted from February 4, 2013 to February 15, 2014, offers will be extended by March 1, 2013. 
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks starting, after successful completion of background investigation, in May or June of 2013, with a likely extension of up to approximately 1 year.
Academic credit: Work-study academic credit may be available through a student’s law school. Students must make arrangements through his/her law school. This internship is not compensated. No matching contributions available; all compensation must be provided by law school.   
Assignments: Interns work with a pool of up to nine other law student interns to assist AUSAs in all phases of criminal and civil litigation. Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting motion responses, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings and assist in trial preparation and trial.
 

 

USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
Federal Courthouse
517 E. Wisconsin Avenue, # 530
Milwaukee, WI 53202
ATTN: Carol L. Kraft, Assistant United States Attorney or
Lisa T. Warwick, Assistant United States Attorney
Telephone: (414) 297-1700
Fax: (414) 297-1738
The United States Attorney’s Office is the principal federal litigator in the Eastern District of Wisconsin and is responsible for coordinating federal investigations within the district. The district is divided into two divisions, with the main office located in Milwaukee. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties among other things. There are approximately 37 Assistant United States Attorneys, most of whom work in the Milwaukee Office. The office is divided into a criminal section and a civil section. The judicial district is located in the Seventh Circuit.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 1-5
Internship Location(s): Milwaukee
Application Materials: Cover letter (include dates of availability and daytime and evening telephone numbers), resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, two letters of reference.
Qualifications: Second- and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for intern positions. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office. No student will be allowed to begin work until the office receives notification of security clearance.
Application Deadlines: February 1st
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks, full time, with some flexibility in start and end dates.
Academic credit: We will work with law schools to ensure that interns earn appropriate academic credit where available. Some law schools offer public interest/public sector stipends and we will work with the student and/or school to facilitate such stipends where available.
Assignments: Student interns will work with a number of different AUSAs on both criminal and civil matters. The experience is largely research and writing oriented, with interns producing memoranda, briefs, and various legal pleadings. Interns may also have an opportunity to assist AUSAs with trial preparation, which may include interviewing witnesses, assembling exhibits and drafting jury instructions. Interns are encouraged to observe proceedings in the district and magistrate courts and we make an effort to provide an opportunity for interns to observe a day of appellate arguments in the Seventh Circuit.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/wie
 

 

USAO WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
660 West Washington Avenue, # 303
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-1585
608-264-5158
ATTN: AUSA Timothy M. O’Shea
Email: tim.oshea@usdoj.gov
The United States Attorney’s Office is the principal federal litigator in the Western District of Wisconsin and is responsible for coordinating federal investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties. There are approximately 20 Assistant United States Attorneys. The office is divided into criminal and civil divisions. The judicial district is located in the Seventh Circuit.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 4
Internship Location(s): Madison
Application Materials: Resume and cover letter.
Qualifications: Second and third-year law students. Law school graduates are ineligible for intern positions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and agree to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work. Interns cannot begin until the office receives notification of security clearance.
Application Deadlines: January 15, 2012
Minimum Weeks Required: Applicants must generally agree to work for at least two periods of time–that is, two semesters or one semester and a summer.
Academic credit: Work-study credit. Some law schools offer public interest/public sector stipends and we will work with the student and/or school to facilitate such stipends where available.
Assignments: Interns work with a number of different AUSAs on both criminal and civil matters. The experience is largely research and writing oriented, with interns producing memoranda and briefs. Interns may also have an opportunity to assist AUSAs with investigations and trial preparation. Interns are strongly encouraged to observe proceedings in the district and magistrate courts.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/wiw
 

 

USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Federal Building, Suite 3000
1125 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
ATTN: Betsy Jividen, First Assistant United States Attorney
Telephone: (304) 234-0100
Fax: (304) 234-0113
The Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting federal crimes involving drugs, firearms, fraud and other criminal acts. Additionally, the Office is charged with representing the United States in civil actions, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority and recovering criminal and civil debts owed to the federal government.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 1-3
Internship Location(s): Wheeling, WV; Clarksburg, WV;  and/or Martinsburg, WV.
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript; legal writing sample, date when first available to work, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background check due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadlines: January 15, 2012
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 – 12 weeks (begin shortly after completion of school term)
Academic credit: Work-study credit.
Assignments: Perform research projects, produce written memoranda, and assist in trial preparation, all under the supervision of Assistant United States Attorneys. Interns will also have opportunities to witness court proceedings in which the United States is a participant and learn about the role the Department of Justice plays in enforcing federal law.
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/wvn
 

 

USAO DISTRICT OF WYOMING
J.C. O’Mahoney Federal Courthouse
2124 Capitol Avenue, Suite 4002
Cheyenne, WY 82001
ATTN:

Monica Sandoval
Hiring Point of Contact

John R. Green
Supervising AUSA
(Cheyenne)
F. Lee Pico
Supervising AUSA (YNP)
(YNP)
Telephone: (307) 772-2124
Email: http://www.justice.gov/usao/wy.
All applications (both law and non-law) should go to the e-mail address above.  For more information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming, including types of cases handled, office organization, locations and staffing, please see our web site, which is located at.
All applications (both law and non-law) should go to the e-mail address above. The U.S. Attorney’s Office contains a Civil Division and Criminal Division. The Criminal Division prosecutes violations of federal criminal law – types of cases include, but are not limited to: mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; assaults. The Civil Division attorneys act as defense counsel for government agencies and employees. Types of cases include, but are not limited to: discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); public land issues (quiet title, condemnation, land-use, access to public land, endangered species); bankruptcy; immigration; Federal Tort Claims Act (malpractice, etc.); constitutional torts (Bivens). Civil Division attorneys also act as plaintiff’s counsel in areas, which include, but are not limited to: medicaid and medicare fraud; the False Claims Act; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed. In addition, in Yellowstone National Park, and to a lesser extent in Grand Teton National Park, the District of Wyoming U.S. Attorney’s Office is responsible for prosecuting class A, B and C misdemeanors that arise in the Parks.
Projected No. of Volunteers: 1 - 4
Internship Location(s):

Cheyenne (up to 2) & Yellowstone National Park in Mammoth Hot Springs (up to 2); the USAO may consider posting a volunteer in Lander or Casper depending on circumstances. 

Please note:  Mammoth Hot Springs is situated within Wyoming and within Yellowstone National Park, and is a community of about 600 persons located approximately 6 miles south of Gardiner, Montana, 55 miles south of Livingston, Montana, and 120 miles northwest of Cody, Wyoming. Yellowstone National Park consists of 2.2 million acres, an area of exclusive federal jurisdiction, and sees over 4 million visitors annually. It should also be noted that most roads crossing the Park are closed from October to May, when weather conditions make driving hazardous. During this time period, only the northern entrance, at Gardiner, Montana, provides access to the Park and the Park’s headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs, where the U.S. Attorney’s Office is located. Based upon availability and arrangements made with the Park Service, government housing at Mammoth Hot Springs may be available, with the volunteer paying a share of utility costs and a modest fee. If housing is required and is available, the volunteer may need to share accommodations with another Park Service employee or contractor.
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, most recent transcript, e-mail address and telephone number where student can be reached both day and evening.
Qualifications:

For the spring and fall semesters in Yellowstone, the USAO is interested in considering undergraduate students in a criminal justice or related degree program, who must engage in a semester-long internship to satisfy degree requirements.

For the summer in Yellowstone, the USAO will hire two paid law student interns from the Attorney General’s Summer Law Intern Program if resources are available to support such hiring.  If resources are not available, the USAO will hire up to two law student volunteers for Yellowstone in the summer.  Law student volunteers must be between their second and third years of law school.  Please check the USAO’s website  (link above) on the “current vacancies” page to determine whether the USAO is hiring law student volunteers for thte summer in Yellowstone.

For volunteer opportunities in Cheyenne (and for Casper and Lander, if hiring occurs in the branch offices), candidates must be first-year (second semester), second- or third-year law students.  Students chosen will be subject to a background check.  Volunteers must be U.S. citizens.

Application Deadlines:

3 months prior to the semester the student wishes to work:
Spring Semester:  October 1
Fall Semester: June 1
Summer: February 1

Minimum Weeks Required: 8-12 weeks for Cheyenne and 12 weeks for YNP
Academic credit: Work study, if available; fellowships; internships or externships (with credit).
Assignments:

In Cheyenne, assignments include:  drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Volunteers become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the Wyoming United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, volunteers may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.  Law students who have completed two years of law school may be able to handle proceedings on behalf of the government under the guidance of an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA).  In Yellowstone, undergraduate volunteers will assist an AUSA with the processing and preparation of misdemeanors for prosecution and will assist with proceedings in U.S. Magistrate Court.  In Yellowstone, law student volunteers will handle proceedings on behalf of the government under the guidance of an AUSA.

Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/wy/
 


The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).