Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Help the Department of Justice take the profit out of crime. The Forfeiture Fellowship provides an opportunity for entry-level attorneys to gain valuable experience in dynamic areas of the law.
Work with experienced attorneys in prosecuting individuals and organizations involved in money laundering
Forfeit the proceeds of crime - luxury automobiles, real estate, airplanes, businesses, stocks, bonds, etc.
Fight international corruption by working with law enforcement to recover the assets of high-level foreign corruption
Work closely with AFMLS attorneys on high profile and complex domestic and international forfeiture and money laundering cases, complex financial investigations, and efforts to return forfeited assets to victims of crime
Specialize in kleptocracy, Mexican drug cartels, and bank integrity in addition to other asset forfeiture and money laundering responsibilities
Learn about federal practice, trial advocacy, financial investigations, asset forfeiture, and money laundering through training opportunities
Advocate for asset forfeiture and money laundering policy and legislation
Hiring conducted through the Attorney General's Honors Program (eligibility and application requirements available at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html)
Application period opens on July 31, 2012 and closes on September 4, 2012
No guarantee of permanent employment at the end of the three-year term
Fellows will be assigned for the duration of the fellowship to either the AFMLS International Unit, Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit, or Forfeiture Unit (click here for read more about each Unit).
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace, and the candidate(s) selected will be required to pass a drug test to screen for illegal drug use. Intern opportunities are also contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice. For conditions of employment, please see http://www.justice.gov/oarm/arm/hp/hpconditionsofemployment.htm