The U.S. Attorney’s Office practices in criminal prosecution and civil litigation areas. Second and third-year law students may be approved to appear in court. Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Depending on whether the intern is assigned to the criminal or civil division, interns become familiar with either the Federal Rules of Civil or Criminal Procedure, as well as the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the local rules of practice for the United States District Court in Alaska. 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 sample, 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.
Qualifications: First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer 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, outstanding debts, tax information, etc).
Application Deadline: Summer: February 1, 2013
Minimum Weeks Required: 8 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 mail or email to:
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Legal Intern Coordinator
U.S. Attorney's Office District of Alaska
222 West 7th Ave., # 9, Room 253 Anchorage, AK 99513
(907) 271-5071 email: Aunnie.Steward@usdoj.gov
Candidates selected for an internship must provide information for a background check. Final approval for all applicants is then obtained from the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.