The Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York has primary responsibility for representing the federal government in civil litigation in the Eastern District of New York. Summer interns assist in the prosecution and defense of civil cases on behalf of the United States before the District Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Bankruptcy Court.
Student interns are afforded the opportunity to participate in the wide range of work performed by our Assistant United States Attorneys. Intern assignments can include assisting in trial preparation, participating in witness interviews or civil depositions, and legal research and writing. Summer interns are also strongly encouraged to observe hearings and trials in the District Court, and even to participate.
Our summer intern program also features a number of exciting intern events. Traditionally, these include guided tours of the NYPD Ballistics Laboratory and the Metropolitan Detention Center (the local federal jail). Additionally, each week, we host an intern "brown bag luncheon" with speakers on a variety of topics of interest. Over past summers the speakers have included the United States Attorney, federal judges, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the Office's various practice areas.
Internship Location(s): Brooklyn (20); Central Islip (5)
Minimum Weeks Required: 10 weeks (full time only) – May 28, 2019-August 2, 2019
Web Site: www.justice.gov/usao/districts/nye.html
First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students are invited to apply to the United States Attorney's summer internship program. Our ten-week program offers unpaid internships in the Civil Division. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation.
Applications can be anytime between December 1 and February 1. However, while the final deadline is February 1, interns are hired on a rolling basis and we stop hiring once our summer class fills up.
Resume with current/valid address and email, law school transcript if available (official or unofficial), legal writing sample, and list of three (3) references and telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening. Please specify in your cover letter which office(s) you are interested in. Please visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/career/student.html for additional information.
For internships in our Brooklyn office, we strongly prefer that you e-mail your application to firstname.lastname@example.org but we accept hard copies by mail as well.
For internships in our Central Islip office, we only accept applications by mail.
ATTN: For Brooklyn Internship
Seth D. Eichenholtz, AUSA
U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of New York
271 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
ATTN: For Central Islip Internship
Diane Beckman, AUSA
U.S. Attorney's Office
610 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, New York 11722-4454
Application Deadline: February 1st except that, as noted above, interns are hired on a rolling basis until the class is full. (Note: Applications accepted for Summer Program after December 1st only.)