The United States Attorney's Office (USAO)/Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #3 out of 19 large agencies and EOUSA/United States Attorneys' Offices ranked #43 out of 320 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2015 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/index.php.The United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan (USAO-EDMI) is a great place to work.
The USAO-EDMI represents the legal interests of the Federal government in a court of law. Its jurisdiction covers 6.5 million people and 34 counties in the eastern half of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. With offices in Detroit, Flint and Bay City, the District employs approximately 130 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and approximately 100 support staff members. An appointment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated individual and you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal laws on behalf of the United States and its executive agencies.
More information regarding the USAO-MIE is available at www.usdoj.gov/usao/mie.
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.
An internship with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated law student. This internship provides opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. Working with Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other staff, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens. The United States Attorney's Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of Federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties.
Typical assignments for law student interns involve all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues; drafting/writing motions, responses, and various pleadings; providing trial support; interviewing witnesses; and assembling exhibits for trial. Interns are generally afforded extensive opportunities to attend trials, hearings, attorney conferences, meetings, and other legal proceedings. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.Practice Area:
- Appellate Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Criminal Litigation
To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met:
- Law Student Status: Definition of a student - First year (second semester), second-year, and third-year law students are encouraged to apply. Strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, an eye for detail, and a commitment to fairness and integrity in the administration of justice are essential. Applicant must be a U. S. citizen and willing to commit to 10 continuous weeks of service, generally working 16 hours per week. Applicants are subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the USAO (go to http://www.ed.gov/accreditation to verify accreditation status) pursuant to 5 CFR 362. You must be considered in good academic standings by the school.
- Grade Point Average: You must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
- Citizenship: Student Interns must be United States citizens or owe permanent allegiance to the United States. (Currently, natives of American Samoa, Swains Island and certain inhabitants of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are the only groups that owe permanent allegiance to the United States.)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. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
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