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Attorney General's Honors Programs

This highly competitive program is the only way that Department components, including the Civil Rights Division (Division), are authorized to hire entry-level attorneys. Eligibility is generally limited to graduating law students and recent law school graduates who entered judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying fellowships within nine months of law school graduation.

Due to budgetary constraints, the Division will be hiring one (1) candidate for its Voting Section for the 2014 Honors Program. Applications may be submitted from August 3 - September 3, 2013. Information about eligibility for the Honors Program, the application process and applicable deadlines is available on the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) website at Information about the work of the Division and the Voting Section is available on the Division's website at

The Civil Rights Division is an equal opportunity/reasonable accommodation employer. Consistent with applicable law, and Department and Division policies, discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, disability (physical or mental), marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, military service, nepotism, personal favoritism or other non-merit factors is strictly prohibited.

The Division encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted disabilities, such as deafness, blindness, missing extremities, partial or complete paralysis or other current severe conditions, to apply for consideration through the Honors Program. Applicants with questions about this process or who need a reasonable accommodation during the application process may contact Deana Willis in OARM at (202) 514-3397.

2013 Honors Program

The Department's Honors Program application process is now open and the Civil Rights Division (CRT) has been authorized to fill one position to start in Fall 2014. The candidate selected for that position will be assigned to the Voting Section. Information about the application process is available on the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management's (OARM) website. The vacancy announcement will be available on the CRT's Employment Opportunities webpage, CRT's Insider Career Opportunities page, and the Office of Personnel Management's USAJobs page. The application deadline is September 3, 2013.

To expand our recruitment efforts, Division managers and employees are encouraged to distribute announcements to additional organizations or individuals who work in subject areas relevant to the work of the Division and/or who may know of qualified candidates for a particular vacancy announcement, or to ask HR to add them to the Division's outreach list of organizations who wish to receive Division-specific attorney job announcements. Organizations also may sign up to be placed on this list to receive these announcements by e-mailing a request to

General Information Office of the Assistant Attorney General
Vanita Gupta
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
(202) 514-4609
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TTY) (202) 514-0716
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