The United States Attorney for the District of Utah is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes committed within the district, including acts of terrorism, white-collar crime, organized crime, criminal gang activities, internet-related crimes, drug offenses and other criminal acts. The Office also defends the United States, its agencies, officers, and employees in civil actions; enforces the regulatory authority of federal agencies, and recovers funds from individuals who violate criminal, civil and regulatory laws. The Office is divided into two divisions: the Criminal Division and Civil Division. The Criminal Division is divided into five sections: Appellate, National Security, Narcotics, White Collar, and Violent Crimes.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
Interns will be assigned to a specific section of the office to assist Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) by conducting legal research and preparing legal pleadings, memoranda, and briefs. Interns are encouraged to attend brown bag lunches which are sponsored by the office and which feature AUSAs speaking on various legal topics. The office also encourages interns to attend court proceedings handled by AUSAs to view civil and criminal trials and hearings and gain a better understanding of the federal legal system. The office goals are to introduce interns to the federal legal system, develop their legal research and writing skills, and provide a challenging and rewarding internship experience.
Second-and-third year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for spring positions. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney's Office. The minimum time requirement to be served under this appointment is 100 hours.
Please submit a cover letter referencing Vacancy No. 15-UT-03, indicating all areas of interest within the office (civil, violent crimes, white collar, national security, narcotics, appeals), resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and telephone number(s) where a student can be reached in the day and evenings to the United States Attorney's Office, ATTN: Debra Parker, 185 South State Street, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. Telephone: (801) 524-5682, Fax: (801) 524-6924, E-mail: email@example.com
Application Deadline: November 28, 2014 for Winter/Spring Program (May 29, 2015)