The U.S. Attorneys Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses and defends the interests of the United States in civil and appellate matters in the district. The Eastern District of Texas is a large district consisting of six staffed offices that cover 43 counties in the eastern part of the state, spanning more than 50,000 square miles from the Oklahoma border to the Gulf of Mexico. Offices are located in Beaumont, Lufkin, Plano, Sherman, Texarkana and Tyler. Our district works closely with federal agencies and law enforcement personnel located throughout the district and in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston Metropolitan areas.
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.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas offers students a challenging and rewarding summer internship experience. During their internships, students will have the opportunity to strengthen legal research and writing skills by applying them in practical settings, including drafting memoranda, motions in advance of and during trial, and appellate briefs to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Student interns will be exposed to a wide variety of practice areas and collaborate with a number of different Assistant U.S. Attorneys. Additionally, volunteers will have the opportunity to observe numerous court proceedings, from initial appearances through all phases of trial. This includes observing witness preparation sessions, defendant debriefings, and conferences with defense counsel and agents from a variety of local, state and federal agencies. The goal is to introduce interns to the federal legal system and to develop practical legal skills.
First-year (second semester), second and third-year law students are encouraged to apply. Superior research and writing skills, an eye for detail, a desire to work as part of a team of professionals, and a commitment to fairness and integrity in the administration of the federal justice system are essential. An excellent opportunity for students interested in a career as a federal prosecutor. Must be a U.S. Citizen with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Will be subject to a background investigation prior to entering on duty due to the sensitive nature of the work performed. Must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week for 6 to 12 weeks in the summer. Requests for split summers will be considered.
Applicant should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample (5-10 pages in length), location preference, and dates of availability via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cover letter should be addressed to “Law Student Volunteer Coordinator.” It is best to send all documents in a .PDF format. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before and after the application deadline. To be considered for a summer internship please submit your application materials by January 31, 2016. For additional information, contact Duncan Woodford, Human Resources Specialist, at (409) 839-2538 or email@example.com. Website: www.justice.gov/usao/txe.