The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington prides itself on its law clerk program. We select a highly qualified and diverse group of students for our extern and summer clerk positions, entrust our law clerks with substantial responsibilities, and rely on them as active participants, with Assistant U.S. Attorneys, in pursuing significant federal cases. The work is challenging, exciting, and fun. Our students enhance their legal education while at the same time making important contributions to the society in which we all live.
Our law clerk program has two distinct components:
- The Summer Law Clerk Program
- The Externship Program, (positions available through the University of Washington and Seattle University law schools, during the academic year, for academic credits).
Although students in each program have many of the same experiences and opportunities within the office, there are differences in the structure and in the application process for the two programs. The links above provide further details about the respective programs.
APPOINTMENT IS SUBJECT TO A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING CREDIT, ARREST, REFERENCE, AND DRUG USE INQUIRIES.
U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED.
The Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.