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.
The Northern District of Texas is offering internship opportunities in both our Criminal and Civil Divisions, and selected candidates may be assigned to work in either or both groups, depending on preference and need. 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 first-year law students to serve as interns for the summer of 2019 in the Criminal, Civil, and Appellate Divisions of the Dallas office. Positions may be filled on a rolling basis. Must be a U.S. citizen. 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 resume, law school transcript, and writing sample (no more than 15 pages) to USATXN.SLV@usdoj.gov. Please call Joe Magliolo at 214-659-8736 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.
We will accept applications until February 15, 2019. The hiring process will include an interview in person or by telephone. However, we will make hiring decisions on a rolling basis. Interested students should submit their resume, law school transcript, and writing sample (no more than 15 pages) to USATXN.SLV@usdoj.gov. Please call Joe Magliolo at 214-659-8736 if you have any questions.