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Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys/Gaye L. Tenoso Indian Country Fellowship Contacts, Pre-Interview Submissions (Honors Program) and Honors Program Interview Information


Benjamin Whittemore, 

Interview Information

All Honors Program interviews will be conducted via virtual platforms this year.  ICF interviews will start at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, 2023

Applicants should follow instructions from the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) to schedule their interviews. The Indian Country Fellowship will send a link to participate in the interview in advance of the scheduled time.

All ICF interviews will be scheduled during the late morning and afternoon (Eastern time) to accommodate scheduling concerns for ICF interviewers and candidates residing in the western United States.  

Pre-Interview Submissions

The Gaye L. Tenoso Indian Country Fellowship requests a writing sample and an updated résumé.

  • Submission Deadline: As soon as possible after notification of selection for an interview.
  • Format:  Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF is acceptable
  • Type of Writing Sample:  Interview candidates should submit one legal writing sample, not to exceed 15 pages in length, to demonstrate the candidate’s writing and analytical abilities. The sample should be the candidate’s exclusive work and should not have been extensively edited by a third party. Excerpts from longer articles, briefs, or memoranda are acceptable.  A brief explanation/summary to orient the reader is recommended for extracts.  If the work was authored by more than one person, the candidate should highlight the portions that he or she authored.

Submission Method:

Submit writing sample by e-mail, along with an updated resume to: 

The email subject line should include the candidate’s name and the words “Honors Program Pre-Interview Submissions”

Special Instructions

Each candidate should place his or her name in the upper right hand corner of each page of the writing sample. 

Updated August 24, 2023