Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development. We seek to build a legacy of excellence. In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity.
The United States Attorney's Office is the chief law enforcement office in the District and is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Northern District of Indiana. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The District has three offices located in Hammond, Fort Wayne, and South Bend. Please visit: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndin.
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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- You must be a United States Citizen/Naturalized U.S. Citizen;
- Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
- You must be enrolled at least as a half-time student and in good academic standing with an accredited law school;
- You must be able to work at least 10 hours per week for duration of internship (at least 135 hours spread over the entire semester);
- You must be able to pass a background investigation that will cover employment history, criminal history, credit history, foreign travel, residency, citizenship, and drug/alcohol use; and you must be able to pass a drug test.
- Residency Requirement: For a total of three years (not necessarily consecutive years) of the past five years immediately prior to applying for a position.
- Outside Employment Restriction: Interns are not permitted to work in a legal capacity - private or public- throughout the duration of the internship.
- Telework Eligibility: While this position has been identified as being eligible for telework, an interns’s eligibility to telework will be at the agency’s discretion in accordance with established policies.
- You must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine, subject only to such exceptions as required by law.
- You must meet all of the requirements for this position by the closing date of this announcement.
You are REQUIRED to apply online at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/618134600
You must provide a complete Application Package BY 11:59pm EST by the closing date of this announcement. A complete application package includes the following required documentation:
- Online Application Questionnaire - This is completed automatically during the apply online process.
- Cover Letter - Should include a personal statement reflecting your background and your interest in participating in this program.
- Resume - Please include employment history, dates of employment (MM/DDDD), education history, volunteer activities, and awards/achievements (scholastic/professional).
- Legal Writing Sample – Should be no longer than 25 pages.
- Unofficial Law school transcripts – Should clearly show the name of the academic institution, grades for completed coursework, cumulative GPA, and current academic standing. In addition, first year law students should include any undergraduate transcripts.
- If applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation - See Required Veterans' Preference Documentation below. Please note, if you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation as specified below.