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The United State Attorney's Office for the District of Western Pennsylvania employs more than 100 employees. Positions include Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs), a variety of support staff positions, college students, and law students. Selections for positions in the District are made without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, disability, age, or political affiliation. Employment for all positions is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation conducted by the Department of Justice. The investigation process includes a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use, a fingerprint check, and a thorough review of the applicant's background to determine whether there have been any significant problems with unresolved financial indebtedness, failure to file and/or pay income taxes, criminal record, illegal drug use, etc.


Attorney Positions
Applications for attorney positions are evaluated by a Hiring Committee on an ongoing basis. Candidates selected for AUSA positions are expected to make a three-year commitment. Applicants for AUSA positions must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of at least one bar (any jurisdiction). Individuals who are interested in AUSA positions should submit a resume and cover letter to the following address:

United States Attorney's Office
700 Grant Street
Suite 4000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Support Positions
Applications for support positions are accepted only when a vacancy occurs.


Law Student Interns
The United States Attorney sponsors law student intern programs throughout the year. The positions are unpaid but provide law students with an opportunity to work with Assistant U.S. Attorneys on a variety of matters. During the school year, the District welcomes students who work up to twenty hours per week. During the summer, the office hosts students for ten weeks who work part time with many AUSAs on a variety of criminal and civil matters.

Applications for unpaid law intern positions are accepted from law students who have completed their first year of law school. Applications should be forwarded to the following address:

First Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney's Office
700 Grant Street
Suite 4000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Law students may apply for positions by sending a resume and cover letter. Because all offers are contingent upon Department of Justice background clearance, applicants are encouraged to apply at least four months before they would like to commence work.

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