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Law Student Internships


An internship with U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska offers a unique and challenging experience to work in criminal prosecution or civil litigation in the Last Frontier. By local rule second and third-year law students have a unique opportunity to be approved to appear in court at hearings and participate in trials. Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Interns become familiar with the rules of evidence and either the Federal Rules of Civil or Criminal Procedure depending on placement with Criminal or Civil Division. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.

Projected No. of Volunteers: 6
Internship Locations: Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau
Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, legal writing sampletranscript, e-mail address and telephone number where student can be reached both day and evening, two references with phone numbers and email address and preference for Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau and preference for Criminal or Civil Division.

Qualifications: First-year, second- and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for student positions. Students chosen will be subject to a background investigation, which can take up to three months. Must be a U.S. citizen. Must provide information for a background investigation (includes inquiry into, suitability issues such as illegal activity such as drug use, outstanding debts, tax information, etc). Final approval for all applicants is then obtained from the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Application Deadlines:
Summer: February 1, 2015
Fall:  May 31, 2015
Spring:  October 1, 2015

Minimum Participation Required: 8-10 weeks
Salary: Volunteer (without compensation); work study, if available; fellowships; internships or externships (with credit)
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Please submit applications by email to:

Andrea Steward
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Legal Intern Coordinator
U.S. Attorney's Office District of Alaska

Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year

More information on Academic Year Internships can be found at

Updated February 13, 2015