Legal Intern Positions

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace, and the candidate(s) selected will be required to pass a drug test to screen for illegal drug use. Internship opportunities are also contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.

Opportunities are available in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section (“the Section”) for qualified candidates interested in legal internships (sometimes called “externships”). Legal interns will work directly with attorneys on cutting edge legal issues relating to a wide range of economic crime enforcement priorities. Typical intern projects involve researching novel legal issues, drafting litigation documents for active cases, analyzing policy proposals, and helping to draft Section publications. The Section’s work is national in scope and often involves some of the most significant and challenging corporate investigations within the Division. We are looking for proactive and engaged interns.

Summer legal internships are full time and usually last between ten to twelve weeks. The Section requires a minimum commitment of eight weeks. Semester-based legal internships are usually part-time and require a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week. All legal intern positions are unpaid. Because of the sensitive nature of the work, applicants must pass a background check before a formal offer for an internship can be extended.


Please click here to apply. For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Nolte, Acting Administrative Officer.

Updated March 4, 2021

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