The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas, employing more than 200 Assistant United States Attorneys, is among the largest in the country. Our office prosecutes federal crimes, represents the interests of the United States in civil cases, and represents the United States in appellate and post-conviction litigation. The Southern District of Texas stretches from the Houston area southwest to the Mexican border. The United States Attorney's Office operates staffed offices in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Houston, Laredo, McAllen, and Victoria.
Our office seeks law students of varied backgrounds and skills to assist Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) for Fall Semester 2019. Our law student internship program provides participants with supervised and direct responsibility for criminal, civil, appellate, and post-conviction litigation. This includes conducting research and writing assignments, assisting AUSAs with trial and witness preparation, participating in moot courts prior to appellate oral arguments, attendance at depositions, mediations, and trials, and much more. Some of the outstanding memoranda written by law student interns have been sent to other United States Attorney's Offices and government agencies throughout the country. Needless to say, selection for an internship at the United States Attorney's Office is a significant accomplishment, bringing the opportunity for significant professional development.
Rising second- and third-year law students are welcome to apply for fall semester internships. Internships will begin as soon as August and end by early December.
Law students must be United States citizens, and will be required to successfully pass a background investigation adjudicated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The investigation will address a variety of areas such as credit history, drug usage, arrests, and mental health treatment. Applicants who may have issues in these areas must be prepared to provide supporting documentation showing that all matters have been resolved as part of the pre-investigation process.
Law students should send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (ten pages maximum), and unofficial school transcript via email to email@example.com. Address cover letters to:
United States Attorney's Office
1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 2300
Houston, Texas 77002
The application deadline is April 15, 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Early applications may be considered, and some positions filled, prior to the application deadline.
Please direct any questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Sheneika Lee at (713) 567-9313.
For more information about our office, please visit our web site: www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx.