Undergrad Intern Program

Undergraduate Student Intern Volunteer Programs

A limited number of undergraduate internships are available in our Civil and Criminal Divisions during the spring, summer, and fall semesters to perform certain types of case-related work for paralegals and Assistant United States Attorneys.  Internships are occasionally available in the Administrative Division as well, depending on the needs of the Office. We generally offer no more than twelve summer internships and two internships during the spring and fall semesters. On a limited basis we may offer internships during the winter semester/January. Students participating in our intern program may perform work such as:

  • Transcribing calls
  • Preparing trial materials
  • Assisting trial team in preparation for trial
  • Observing opening and closing arguments
  • Visiting the Metropolitan Correctional Facility
  • Writing subpoenas
  • Redacting documents
  • Sitting in on proffer sessions (witness interviews)

Students will also participate in “brown-bag lunches” and may on occasion have an opportunity to sit and listen to legal discussions on various aspects of the Office’s work.

Summer
Summer Interns are required to work, at a minimum, 40 hours per week for a total of 8 weeks beginning June through August.  Resumes (see below) must be submitted via e-mail, during the period January through March 1 preceding.

Spring
Students in our spring undergraduate intern program will work from January through April, a minimum of 14 to 16 hours per week.  Resumes (see below) must be submitted via e-mail during the September and October preceding.

Fall
Students wishing to participate in the fall internship program will work from September through December, a minimum 14 to 16 hours per week.  Resumes (see below) must be submitted via e-mail during the May and June preceding.

Winter/January

Students wishing to participate in the winter/January internship program will work a minimum of four consecutive weeks, including all of January. Resumes (see below) must be submitted via e-mail during the October preceding.

NOTE: In addition to the established timeframes set above, we may post announcements at local schools for internships as the need arises.

Application Process

Resume. Please attach a cover letter to your resume. Ensure that your GPA and graduation date are clearly indicated. E-mail your resume and cover letter within the time frame indicated above to usanys.jobs@usdoj.gov attn: Patricia Amitrano.
Candidates for all programs will be selected by Human Resources at the United States Attorney’s Office. Applicants must be in good academic standing and exhibit a strong desire to perform public service work with a legal organization. Candidates who are selected will be required to pass a background investigation. Please note that, among other items, any illegal drug use during the prior twelve months will make it unlikely that you can be taken on board as an intern.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • A security package must be completed and favorably adjudicated
  • Internships are unpaid
  • Internships will not lead to permanent positions

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

 

 

 



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