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The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management  (OARM) leads Justice’s outreach and recruitment efforts for law students and attorneys with the goal of attracting a highly-qualified and diverse talent pool.

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Volunteer Legal Intern Opportunities

DOJ annually hires over 1,800 volunteer legal interns in offices nationwide who contribute to DOJ’s mission and gain valuable hands-on experience. Opportunities are available for law students during the academic year and summer in a variety of offices and practice areas.

Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP)

The SLIP is DOJ’s compensated internship program for law students to work between their second and third years of law school. The SLIP also offers limited opportunities for graduating law students. SLIP interns contribute to DOJ’s mission and gain valuable hands-on experience.

Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) for Entry-Level Attorneys

The HP is the federal government’s largest entry-level attorney hiring program and the only way to join DOJ directly out of law school. Attorney positions may be permanent or time-limited. Rising third-year law students and qualifying recent graduates in judicial clerkships, legal fellowships, or an LL.M. are eligible to apply.

Experienced Attorneys

DOJ hires experienced attorneys throughout the country to work on significant issues in virtually every area of legal practice. DOJ seeks attorneys who are active members of the bar in any U.S. jurisdiction who have at least one year of post J.D. (or equivalent) legal or other relevant experience. Additional eligibility criteria are included in the vacancy announcement.

Upcoming Attorney Recruitment Events