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College Student Internship Summer 2019

United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia

Alexandria Division

Summer 2019 College Student Internship

About the Office — The mission of the U.S. Attorney’s Office is to enforce federal law and defend the United States, consistent with the priorities of the Attorney General and the United States Attorney, recognizing the value and dignity of all people and the importance of strong relationships with the members of the judicial and law enforcement communities. The Criminal Division is responsible for prosecuting cases arising from a vast array of federal criminal offenses. Visit us online at

Program Description — This is an uncompensated college student internship for summer 2019. The program will last 10 weeks, from May 20, 2019, through July 26, 2019. (A later start and end date may be negotiable for students from schools with exam periods finishing in June 2019.) Assignments primarily involve administrative and clerical tasks designed to assist attorneys and legal support staff with managing and preparing criminal cases. Interns may attend court proceedings as spectators and will have an opportunity to attend multiple in-house lectures on the process of investigating and prosecuting criminal cases. The internship will be located at 2100 Jamieson Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, near the King Street and Eisenhower Metro Stations (blue and yellow lines). Living accommodations and parking will not be provided. Applicants should contact their universities about receiving class credit or a public interest stipend.

Qualifications — Applicants must be U.S. citizens actively enrolled in an accredited undergraduate university throughout the 2019 summer, must have completed three years of undergraduate course work prior to the beginning of the internship, and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater at the time of application and interview. Prior to hiring, selected applicants must successfully complete a background review.

Application Materials — Please submit two PDF files in accordance with the below:

  • The first should include a cover letter and resume, each no longer than a single page, in a single combined PDF attachment using the filename format LastnameFirstname (e.g., SmithJane.pdf).
  • The second PDF should include a current transcript using the format LastnameFirstnameTranscript (e.g., SmithJaneTranscript.pdf).

Additional materials (including references and potentially a writing sample) may be requested during interviews, which will be conducted on a rolling basis as soon as applications are reviewed. To accommodate travel schedules, students who will be near Alexandria, Virginia, during Winter Break periods should submit their applications early and indicate when they will be in the area. Applications must be emailed to Please address your cover letter: “Dear Summer Intern Coordinators.”

Application Deadline and Interview Process — Applications will be accepted starting Saturday, December 1, 2018, and must be received by Friday, December 28, 2018. Applicants who submit early applications may be contacted regarding an interview before the application deadline. Applicants will only be contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for additional information or to schedule an interview, not to confirm receipt of your application. In‑person interviews will be conducted at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, Virginia, or in special circumstances by video teleconference in consultation with another U.S. Attorney’s Office. No phone interviews will be held. Applicants are responsible for arranging and funding their travel and accommodations.

Department Policies — The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non‑membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

Updated November 21, 2018

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