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Student Volunteer Intern Positions

The 2015 Spring Internship application submission period has closed. Please note that declination letters will not be sent out.  We thank everyone who submitted an application and look forward to hearing from you in the future.

The United States Attorney's Office has several student programs for which recruiting is done each semester. The Fall Program runs from September through December, the Spring Program runs from January through March, and the Summer Program runs from June through August. Our Office offers volunteer and academic credit internships to undergraduates, graduate students and to law students. Work study funds may be available contingent upon the budgetary constraints of both the educational institution and this Office. We accept college undergraduates, graduate students, and second and third year law students, with the permission of their school, to work in the Office assisting our attorneys in case preparation. During the school year, students must be prepared to work from sixteen to twenty hours a week, or more if their schedules permit. In the summer, most students work 40 hours a week.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Applicants for these programs must be United States citizens and can apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and school transcript to our Office on or before the deadlines listed below. A student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Please note that every student internship is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a security clearance. Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to work in any capacity before his or her security clearance is successfully completed.

ACADEMIC CREDIT
Students may earn academic credit for working at our Office. Information on academic credit programs can be obtained from school placement offices.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • SPRING PROGRAM: The Office accepts applications for the Spring Program from August 1st to September 1st. The deadline for submitting a completed security application package is October 1st and the Program will begin on the first Monday after New Year's Day.
  • SUMMER PROGRAM: The Office accepts applications for the Summer Program from September 1st to December 31st for 2L and 3L students and college students and December 1st through December 31st for 1L students. The Program begins on the first Monday in June and runs through the second week of August.  The deadline for submitting a completed security application package is February 15th and the Program will begin on the first Monday in June.
  • FALL PROGRAM: The Office accepts applications for the Fall Program from April 1st to May 1st. The deadline for submitting a completed security application package is June 1st and the Program will begin on the first Monday after Labor Day.

No applications will be accepted before or after the time frame announced above.

Anyone interested in applying for any of the above programs should send a cover letter, resume, and a school transcript to:

Denise M. Clark
Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for Operations and Management
ATTN: Ashley Patterson, Internship Coordinator
United States Attorney's Office
Judiciary Center Building
555 Fourth Street, N.W.
5th floor
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 252-6610

SECURITY FORMS
Applicants who have tentatively been selected for positions with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia will find below a list of security and administrative forms required for employment.

Intern Security & Administration Forms

Withdrawal of An Offer of Employment

The Department can withdraw an offer of employment if the suitability inquiry reveals information that precludes a security and/or suitability clearance. 

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