The Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas is the principal federal prosecution authority for the North Texas area with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Amarillo. The Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office prosecutes all federal crimes in our jurisdiction including acts of terrorism, public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime, narcotics trafficking, firearms crimes, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal offenses. The Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agency authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. statues and other regulations.
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 Northern District of Texas is offering internship opportunities for the spring of 2023 for 2L and 3L law students. Applications will be accepted until October 7, 2022, but the positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Selected candidates must commit to at least 15 hours per week in person at the Dallas office, and will be assigned work as needed from each of the criminal, appellate and civil divisions. Our goal is to introduce law students to the federal system and litigation involving the United States. We strive to assist students in developing their legal research and writing skills. Volunteers in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions will perform legal research and writing; draft various pleadings, motions, briefs, and other documents; and assist with witness preparation, depositions, and hearings or trials. All students will be provided with several opportunities to meet members of the judiciary, representatives of various federal agencies, and to participate in substantive programs to familiarize them with the federal legal system. Volunteers within the Criminal Division may work on a wide variety of practice areas, including narcotics, public corruption, healthcare fraud, cybercrimes, terrorism, and other federal crimes. Within the Civil Division, students may work in a wide variety of defensive and affirmative litigation, including employment discrimination, medical malpractice, general torts, constitutional torts, immigration, prisoner litigation, commercial, financial, and civil fraud.
The office is currently looking for rising second and third-year law students to serve as interns for the spring of 2023 in the Criminal, Civil, and Appellate Divisions of the Dallas office. Applications will only be accepted until October 7, 2022. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and able to work at least 15 hours per week. There is a required background check because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney's Office. If you are interested, please send a cover letter resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to USATXN.SLV@usdoj.gov. Please call Lillian N. Stewart at 214- 659-8809 if you have any questions. If you have applied for this internship through your law school, there is no need to also send materials to this email address. Students will only be allowed to work remotely if the office is working remotely. Otherwise, students are expected to be present in the office.
We will accept applications until October 7, 2022. The hiring process will include an interview in-person or virtually. However, we will make hiring decisions on a rolling basis. Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to USATXN.SLV@usdoj.gov.