Honors Program Participating Components

 


Listed below are the 2018-2019 Attorney General's Honors Program participating components.  Applicants must meet Honors Program eligibility requirements for all positions listed below. Offers for Honors Program positions will specify whether the position is permanent or time-limited (for example, not to exceed 24 or 36 months). Time-limited appointments may, at the component's discretion, be extended or converted to permanent positions without further competition. Some offices (e.g. U.S. Attorneys' Offices) may impose additional eligibility criteria (e.g. bar admission or judicial clerkship requirements).  Applicants must meet any additional specified eligibility criteria by the application deadline.

Antitrust Division  |  Civil Division  |  Civil Rights Division  |  Criminal Division  |  Drug Enforcement Administration  Environment & Natural Resources Division  Executive Office for Immigration Review  Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys - Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity Management Office  |  Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Bureau of Prisons  |  Gaye L. Tenoso Indian Country Fellowship National Security Division  |  Office of Information Policy  |  Tax Division  |  USAO - District of Arizona USAO - Central District of California  |  USAO - Eastern District of California USAO - District of Columbia  |  USAO - Northern District of Georgia USAO - Western District of Texas  | USAO - Southern District of New York USAO - Western District of New York  |  U.S. Trustee Program

FORMAL PARTICIPANTS

Name of Component Estimated Number of Hires

 

Antitrust Division

The Antitrust Division offers six permanent positions and one two-year fellowship (with possible conversion to permanent) in the locations listed below.

  • Washington, DC  (4)
  • Chicago (1)
  • New York (1)
  • James F. Rill Fellowship (1)
    • The Rill Fellowship, located in Washington, D.C., begins with a one-year assignment in the Office of the Assistant Attorney General (Antitrust Division), after which the Fellow may choose two additional six-month assignments in one of the Antitrust Division's various sections.  Rill Fellows will be exposed to nearly every aspect of the work performed by the Antitrust Division, providing them a launch pad for a successful career in the field of Antitrust law. Rill Fellows may reapply to the Honors Program in a subsequent year provided they meet eligibility criteria.  Applicants for the Rill Fellowship will be prompted to attach two letters of recommendation to their Honors Program application.   

 

7

 

 Civil Division

The Civil Division offers permanent positions in Washington, D.C.  

 

21

 

Civil Rights Division

The Civil Rights Division offers permanent positions in Washington, D.C.

  • Criminal Section (2)
  • Civil Sections (3) from among the following:
    • Appellate Section
    • Educational Opportunities Section
    • Employment Litigation Section
    • Disability Rights Section
    • Housing & Civil Enforcement Section
    • Immigrant and Employee Rights Section
    • Special Litigation Section
    • Voting Sectio5

 

 

5

 

Criminal Division 

  • Trial Attorney (4)
    • These are permanent positions in Washington, D.C.  Incoming Honors Program hires must agree to a four year commitment.
  • Asset Forfeiture Fellowship Program (3)
    • This is a three-year fellowship in Washington, D.C. which may be extended or converted to a permanent position at the discretion of the component.  Incoming Fellows must agree to a three year commitment.  Fellows may reapply to the Honors Program in a subsequent year provided they meet eligibility criteria.

 

7

 

Drug Enforcement Administration

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrative Law Judges hire for 1 year clerkships in Arlington, VA.  Initial appointments do not exceed 14 months. DEA may offer to extend these appointments for a second year. These are not prosecutorial positions. DEA law clerks may reapply to the Honors Program in a subsequent year for positions in other components provided they meet eligibility criteria.

 

3

 

Environment & Natural Resources Division

ENRD offers permanent positions in its sections in Washington, D.C.   

 

 8

 

 Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)

Nationwide Opportunities

Falls Church, VA

 

EOIR Honors Program hires serve 2 year judicial clerkships and term appointments and must agree to a two year commitment.  EOIR offices and boards may consider extensions or conversions to permanent positions at the end of term appointments. Individuals hired through the Honors Program may reapply to the Honors Program in a subsequent year provided they meet eligibility criteria.  U.S. citizenship required.

 

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Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of General Counsel

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of the General Council offers permanent positions in Washington, D.C.  Honors Program attorneys initially will complete a two year rotation to gain exposure to a wide variety of legal areas the FBI supports, including but not limited to: Cyber Law, National Security Law, Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Fiscal & Property Law, Science, Technology, and Investigative Law. Upon completion of the rotational assignment, Honors Program attorneys will be placed as permanent members of an FBI OGC legal unit.  Applicants must be able to pass the FBI background investigation and receive a Top Secret security clearance.  For more information about the FBI’s security clearance requirements, click here.  U.S. citizenship required.

 

3

The Gaye L. Tenoso Indian Country Fellowship 

The three-year Indian Country Fellowship (ICF) is open to all eligible Honors Program applicants, including current law students graduating in the current academic year.  Indian Country Fellows may reapply to the Honors Program in a subsequent year provided they meet eligiblity criteria.

Fellows must meet District bar admission requirements within 12 months of appointment. Some Districts require bar admission in the State where the District is located and many Tribes have bar requirements. Visit the Indian Country Fellowship page for detailed information about the Fellowship, the participating jurisdictions, District and Tribal bar admission requirements, and the work the Fellow will perform at each District. This year, the Indian Country Fellowship will place one Fellow in a U.S. Attorney's Office (any participating District) with assignment based on mutual agreement of the Fellow and District. 

Participating Districts are:   

District of Alaska, District of ArizonaDistrict of Colorado, District of MinnesotaDistrict of Montana, Eastern District of OklahomaDistrict of New Mexico, Northern District of Oklahoma, District of Oregon, Eastern District of Washington

 

1

 

National Security Division

The National Security Division (NSD) offers a permanent position in Washington, D.C. Honors Program attorneys hired for permanent positions must agree to a four year commitment and be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. 

NSD attorneys are assigned to work on cutting-edge national security issues, including in the areas of counterterrorism, counterintelligence, combating cyber threats to the national security, foreign investment review, issues related to victims of terrorism, and/or intelligence collection and oversight.  

 

1

 

United States Attorneys' Offices 

Some Districts require incoming attorney hires to agree to a three year commitment, but this varies by District. Formally participating Offices are listed here.  Additional Districts, participating informally, are listed below. 

District of Arizona (2)
Interviewing in Phoenix for permanent AUSA positions in Phoenix or Tucson, AZ. Open only to eligible applicants who have a J.D. and are serving in (or will soon begin) a Federal judicial clerkship. Current law students are not eligible and will not be considered. Candidates must be admitted to a bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) before entering on duty.

 

2

U.S. Trustee Program 

The United States Trustee Program is a national litigating component of the Department that operates in approximately 90 field offices across the country.  USTP seeks to fill six trial attorney positions, with geographic preferences to be identified after selection for interview from various field office locations including the following:  multiple offices in New York; Wilmington, DE; Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, MD; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Milwaukee, WI; San Francisco, CA; Boise, ID; Portland, Salt Lake City, UT; or Chicago, IL.

 

6

INFORMAL PARTICIPANTS

Department components (or branches within a component), and USAOs may participate informally in the Honors Program, subject to availability of funds. These components may not follow the regular Honors Program timeline or procedures, and may contact a candidate at any time during or after the formal review and selection process. Applicants may, at their discretion, apply to any number of informally participating components and also may apply only to an informally participating component. The tentative number of hires is listed by the name of each informally participating component. These selections do not count as one of an applicant's formal employment preferences.

Applicants who wish to be considered by informally participating U.S. Attorneys’ Offices or Department of Justice offices that are not listed on the application may check a box on the application requesting to be included in a general USAO or Department-wide candidate pool. Candidates will be required to identify the specific States or U.S. territories to which they would relocate if they received an offer.

  

Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys - Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management Office (1)

 

Federal Bureau of Prisons (1-3)

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) offers permanent positions in Washington, D.C.  Practice areas for BOP attorneys include commercial law (including government contracts, copyright, tax and fiscal law), real estate and environmental law, employment law and ethics, legislative and correctional issues, and litigation.

Office of Information Policy (1)

Tax Division  (8+)

Tax Division offers positions in Washington, D.C. and anticipates hiring 8 attorneys this fall with the possibility of hiring additional attorneys. Honors Program hires must agree to a three year commitment.  Applicants may designate their interest in specific sections on the application.

  • Tax (Civil Section) (4)
  • Tax (Criminal Section) (4)

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California (1)

The Central District of California will hire one permanent Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA).  Interviews will be conducted in Los Angeles, CA.  Open only to eligible applicants who have a J.D. and are serving in (or soon will begin) judicial clerkships or qualifying legal fellowships and are admitted to a bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) or have taken a bar exam (results penidng in fall 2018).  Current law students are not eligible and will not be considered.  Candidates must be admitted to practice before entering on duty.

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California (1)

The Eastern District of California will hire one permanent Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) for a position in the Criminal Division in Sacramento, CA.  Interviews will be conducted in Sacramento, CA. Open only to eligible applicants who have a J.D. and are serving in (or will soon begin) judicial clerkships or qualifying legal fellowships and are admitted to a bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) or have taken a bar exam (results pending in fall 2018). Current law students are not eligible and will not be considered. Candidates must be admitted to practice before entering on duty. The Eastern District of California offers a robusttraining program for new AUSAs.  

U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia (1)

The District of Columbia office a permanent AUSA position.  Interviews will be conducted in Washington, D.C.  Open only to eligible applicants who have a J.D. and are serving in (or will soon begin) judicial clerkships or qualifying legal fellowships and who are admitted to a bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) or have taken a bar exam (results pending in fall 2018). Current law students are not eligible and will not be considered. Candidates must be admitted to practice before entering on duty.

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia (2)
The Northern District of Georgia offers two AUSA positions: one permanent and one two-year position with the possibility of conversion to permanent.  Interviews will be conducted in Atlanta, GA.  Open only to eligible applicants who have a J.D. and are serving in (or will soon begin) judicial clerkships or qualifying legal fellowships and who are admitted to a bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) or have taken a bar exam (results pending in fall 2018). Current law students are not eligible and will not be considered. Candidates must be admitted to practice before entering on duty.

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas (2)

The Western District of Texas will interview in Austin, Texas for two permanent AUSA positions in Del Rio, Texas.  Open only to eligible applicants who have a J.D. and are serving in (or soon will begin) judicial clerkships or qualifying legal fellowships and who are admitted to a bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) or have taken a bar exam (results pending in fall 2018).  Current law students are not eligible and will not be considered.  Candidates must be admitted to practice before entering on duty.

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (1-2)

Interviewing in and hiring for Manhattan, NY.  Permanent AUSA positions.  Open only to eligible applicants who have a J.D. and are serving in (or soon will begin) judicial clerkships or qualifying legal fellowships and who are admitted to a bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) or have taken a bar exam (results pending in fall 2018).  Current law students are not eligible and will not be considered.  Candidates must be admitted to practice before entering on duty.

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York (1)

Open only to eligible applicants who have a J.D. and are serving in (or soon will begin) judicial clerkships or qualifying legal fellowships and who are admitted to a bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) or have taken a bar exam (results pending in fall 2018).  Current law students are not eligible and will not be considered.  Candidates must be admitted to practice before entering on duty.

 

Updated October 1, 2018

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