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College Student Internship Summer 2021

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

Alexandria Division

Summer 2021 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 2021. The program will last 10 weeks. The tentative start date is May 25, 2021.  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 2021 summer and must have completed at least two (and preferably three) years of undergraduate course work prior to the beginning of the internship. Prior to hiring, selected applicants must successfully complete a background review.

Application Materials — Please submit a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate transcript in a single combined PDF attachment using the file format LastnameFirstname (e.g., SmithJane.pdf). Additional materials may be requested during interviews, which will be conducted on a rolling basis. Applications must be emailed to Please address your cover letter: “Dear Summer Intern Coordinators.”

Application Deadline and Interview Process — Applications will be accepted starting Monday, December 21, 2020, and must be received by January 8, 2021. 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. Interviews will be phone.

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 December 10, 2020

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