The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania (USAO) is an energetic and collegial office with 109 employees and contractors, which represents the United States in all criminal prosecution and civil and appellate litigation in the Western District of Pennsylvania. The Western District of Pennsylvania consists of 25 counties in the western part of the state; its main office is in Pittsburgh, with staffed branch offices in Erie and Johnstown. The USAO strives to provide an inclusive, rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds. Additional information about the District can be found on our website at https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdpa/.
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The United States Attorney's Office is a part of the Department of Justice (DOJ). With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, DOJ ensures the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens. If you are looking for an exciting and challenging legal career, this is the position for you! For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Office, please visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.
The United States Attorney's Office/Executive Office for United States Attorneys is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #10 out of 17 large agencies and EOUSA/USAO ranked #77 out of 415 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2018 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service.
Perform research projects, produce written memoranda, and assist in trial preparation, all under the supervision of AUSAs. Volunteer Law Student Interns will also have opportunities to witness court proceedings in which the United States is a participant and learn about the role the Department of Justice plays in enforcing federal law.
Internship Location: Pittsburgh, Erie or Johnstown, PA
Web Site: https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdpa/.
First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students.
Must be a U.S. citizen.
There is a required background check due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the USAO which includes drug screening and credit check.
Send a Cover letter; resume; official law school transcript; date when first available to work; and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evenings to:
ATTN: Steve Kaufman, FAUSA
Application Deadlines: Spring: October 15, 2019
Summer: March 1, 2020
Fall: June 1, 2020
Winter: Aug 15, 2020