Legal Careers

Legal Careers at Justice
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Legal Careers at Justice

The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management  (OARM) leads Justice’s outreach and recruitment efforts for law students and attorneys with the goal of attracting a highly-qualified and diverse talent pool.

Opportunities for Law Students & Entry-Level Attorneys

Volunteer Legal Intern Opportunities

Justice selects about 1800 volunteer interns each year. Approximately 800 interns volunteer during each academic year, and roughly 1000 interns volunteer each summer. These positions are uncompensated but are highly sought after because of the responsibility and experience they offer.

Summer Law Intern Program

The Attorney General's Summer Law Intern Program is Justice's competitive, centralized recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  The majority of SLIP hires are second year law students who work at Justice the summer between their second and third years of law school.  The SLIP is also open to recent graduates between graduation and the start of a judicial clerkship or full-time qualifying legal fellowship.

The Attorney General’s Honors Program for Entry-Level Attorneys

The Attorney General’s Honors Program is Justice’s competitive, centralized recruitment program that is the only way for new attorneys (i.e., third-year law students and students who enter judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying fellowships within 9 months of law school graduation) to enter Justice in an attorney position.

Opportunities for Experienced Attorneys

The Department of Justice offers a broad range of opportunities for experienced attorneys to work on many significant and complex issues that face our nation. Our lawyers work in virtually every area of legal practice.

Any attorney who is an active member of the bar of any U.S. jurisdiction and has at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience is eligible to apply for any experienced attorney position.

Search Attorney Vacancies & Volunteer Legal Internships

Next Attorney Recruitment Event

October
24
Fri
October 24, 2014
Bethesda, MD

Legal Careers Contact

Office of Attorney Recruitment & Management

By Phone: 
202-514-3397


TDD 
202-616-2113


By Email: 
AskOARM@usdoj.gov