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Appellate Employment:

OIL-Appellate Attorney Employment

For information regarding attorney vacancies with the Office of Immigration Litigation, Appellate Section, please visit the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management's attorney vacancy page.

OIL-Appellate Law Student Volunteer Internships

The Appellate Section offers unpaid internships for law students year-round. Interns are assigned to one of the Appellate Section’s litigation teams and work under the supervision of the team's Assistant Director and Senior Litigation Counsel. During the school year, interns may be assigned to draft motions for appellate cases, perform administrative records review, conduct various research projects, and draft appellate briefs. Schedules for school-year interns are flexible, but 15-20 hours per week is recommended. Summer interns, who work a minimum of 30 hours per week, will primarily draft appellate briefs, as well as perform the tasks of school-year interns. Summer interns also benefit from OIL's summer intern program, which includes visits and tours (such as a tour of the Board of Immigration Appeals and a tour of the Immigration Court in Arlington, VA), as well as social activities and softball games.

Students interested in a legal internship with OIL-Appellate should send a resume, transcript, and writing sample to:

Christina Greer
Office of Immigration Litigation
P.O. Box 878
Ben Franklin Station
Washington , DC 20044

Applicants who are offered positions will be required to undergo a criminal background and fingerprint check, as well as a credit check. For more information about legal internships with the DOJ, please visit OARM's Opportunities for Law Students page.

OIL-Appellate Student Volunteer Internships

OIL-Appellate participates in the Civil Division's part-time student employment programs.


The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, regional, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation or on the basis of personal favoritism. DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. DOJ is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.

Updated May 14, 2019