The Middle District of Florida is seeking outstanding candidates for a Spring Legal Internship to assist in our mission. The internship will begin in the Spring of 2019. The start and end dates are negotiable. We ask that our interns commit to at least 8 weeks of service.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memorandum of law, and appellate briefs. The interns become familiar with the Federal rules of Civil and Criminal procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the Middle District of Florida District Court, and the local and Federal rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend dispositions, meetings with Agents and accompany attorneys to observe court proceedings.
- Appellate Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Criminal Litigation
To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met:
- Law Student Status: Acceptance of applications for this announcement will be limited to second and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for law student volunteer positions. An eligible student is an individual who is enrolled in law school pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree and is taking at least half-time academic course load in an accredited university. Successful candidates must have outstanding academic records, superior writing skills, and be in good academic standing at his/her university.
- Citizenship: Student Interns must be United States citizens.
- Background Investigation: You must successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
- Volunteer Agreement: All interns are required to sign the Participant Agreement.
To apply for this announcement, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506394300
You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
- Required: Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire which is part of the online application on USAjobs. (This is not a separate form)
- Required: Your cover letter (Note: If you are applying for the Tampa office, please identify which area of law you wish to be considered for in your cover letter (i.e., Appellate, Criminal or Civil).
- Required: Your resume
- Required: Your legal writing sample
- Required: Unofficial law school transcript
Please note, if you do not provide all required information as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/02/2018 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.)
3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, http://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.