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.
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.
Internship Locations: Brooklyn (10 – 15) Central Islip (5)
Minimum Weeks Required: 14 – 16 weeks (12 – 20 hours per week)
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/nye
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.
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/career/student.html for additional information.
Only hard copy applications will be accepted by U.S. mail.
USAO Eastern District of New York
Michael Goldberger, AUSA
271 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Diane Beckmann, AUSA
610 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, NY 11722-4454
Application Deadlines: Spring: October 15th (January – May) Fall: June 15th (September – December )