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Legal Internship Opportunities

The Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) hires several current law students to work as Legal Interns each spring, summer, and fall. These positions are volunteer (i.e. uncompensated positions for course credit) and are open until filled.

Currently accepting applications for:

Fall 2024


First-year law students are eligible to apply for the summer internship only. All offers are subject to obtaining a proper security clearance after a review conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. U.S. citizenship is required and applicants must have resided in the U.S. for at least 37 of the last 60 months.


Spring and fall applicants must be available to work at least 24 hours per week (across at least 3 days) for a minimum of 10 weeks. This requirement is not negotiable, and availability must be confirmed with the applicant and their educational institution before an interview can be conducted. The summer internship is full-time (5 days per week). The internship can be completed in-person, or a combination of in-person and remote (hybrid), based on student preference.


Legal interns work directly with the CEOS Trial Attorneys on a variety of assignments, ranging from conducting legal research and writing to assisting in investigations and prosecutions of child exploitation offenses.

Application Procedure

We review applications on a rolling basis, meaning that the position may be filled prior to the application deadline. Submission deadlines for each semester are as follows:

  • Fall internship position, please submit no later than June 15.
  • Spring internship position, please submit no later than October 1.
  • Summer internship position, please submit no later than February 1.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, current law school transcript, and legal writing sample at least five pages in length via email to The cover letter should be addressed to “CEOS Internship Coordinators.” All documents should be in PDF format; a single, combined PDF (rather than multiple) is preferred.


Updated February 6, 2024