Summer Law Intern Program Participating Components

Listed below are the Summer 2016 Summer Law Intern Program participating components. Applicants must meet Summer Law Intern Program eligibility requirements for all positions listed below.  Some offices, in particular the Office of the Solicitor General and the Office of Legal Counsel, impose additional eligibility criteria (e.g., judicial clerkship requirements).   Applicants must meet any additional eligibility criteria specified by a hiring component by the application deadline.

Antitrust Division  |  Civil Division  | Executive Office for Immigration Review  Federal Bureau of Prisons  |  Office of Information Policy |  Office of Legal Counsel  Office of the Solicitor General  |  Professional Responsibility Advisory Office Tax Division   |  U.S. Parole Commission

Name of Component Number of Hires

Antitrust Division

  • Washington, D.C.  (17)
  • New York (2 )
  • Chicago (2 )
  • San Francisco (2)


Civil Division  (Civil Division assignment opportunities are listed below; however, applicants will not be able to apply directly to specific branches.  Candidates may apply only to the Civil Division as a whole.  Interview notifications will specify which Civil Division branch is considering the candidate.  All positions are in Washington, D.C.)

  • Appellate Staff
  • Commercial Litigation Branch
  • Consumer Protection Branch
  • Federal Programs Branch
  • Office of Immigration Litigation
  • Torts Branch

Executive Office for Immigration Review

Three EOIR components are hiring summer law interns. The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer and the Office of the Director, EEO Staff are each hiring one intern for EOIR Headquarters in Falls Church, VA.  The Office of the Chief Immigration Judge is hiring for Arlington, VA and cities nationwide. 

Possible EOIR assignment locations are:

  • Arlington / Falls Church, VA 
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York
  • Newark
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

  • Annapolis Junction, MD (1)
  • Atlanta, GA (1)
  • Grand Prairie, TX (1)
  • Kansas City, KS (1)
  • Philadelphia, PA (1)
  • Stockton, CA (1)
  • Washington, DC (5)


Office of Information Policy


Office of Legal Counsel
(eligibility restricted to 3Ls who are entering a judicial clerkship in fall 2016/winter 2017)


Office of the Solicitor General
(eligibility restricted to 3Ls who are entering a judicial clerkship in fall 2016/winter 2017)


Professional Responsibility Advisory Office


Tax Division

15 - 20

U.S. Parole Commission




Other Department components may participate informally in the Summer Law Intern Program.  They may not follow the regular Program timeline and may contact a candidate at any time during or after the review and selection process.  Some informal participants request to be listed on the online application. Applicants are then able to check a box to indicate their interest in being considered by that office. This does not count as one of an applicant's three employment preferences.






Updated July 27, 2015