FTCA Section Employment:

The Federal Tort Claims Act Litigation Section (FTCA Section) is headquartered in downtown Washington, DC just one block away from the Metro Center Metro station. It periodically provides employment opportunities. All employment offers are contingent upon the applicant successfully passing a background investigation.

Attorneys may join the FTCA Staff directly from law school or after a judicial clerkship only through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  After at least two years of practice, a limited number of attorneys may be hired through the experienced attorney hiring program.  The FTCA Section solicits applications to fill experienced attorney positions through the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) Attorney Vacancies webpage

Law students may be hired for internships on a volunteer basis. Work-study credit may apply. Interested students may visit OARM’s Opportunities for Law Students webpage for additional information.

Support staff positions may be available through the Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP).  In the FCIP Program, candidates are appointed to a two-year internship, and upon successful completion of the internship the intern may be eligible for permanent placement.


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 June 9, 2016

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