Interns will prepare legal memoranda and briefs under the guidance of Assistant U.S. Attorneys in conjunction with pending cases. Interns will receive criminal and civil assignments depending upon interest and office needs. Interns will also have the opportunity to observe federal court proceedings on a multitude of topics. The experience will also include interaction with various federal and state law enforcement agencies. The goal of the program is to introduce interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills, and to provide a rewarding and enjoyable summer. The positions are uncompensated but students may receive course credit through their law schools for participation.
Any law student at an ABA-accredited law school who has completed at least one semester may apply. Students who will graduate prior to or during the course of the internship are not eligible. The ideal candidate will have a record of high achievement, strong research and writing skills, and be enthusiastic about learning about the work performed by Assistant U.S. Attorneys. Interns will work 35-40 hours per week for 10 weeks. A candidate must be a U.S. citizen. A background check is required because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney's Office. Prior criminal arrests and/or convictions, illegal drug or alcohol use, and tax issues could disqualify the student.
Please send a resume, an official law school transcript, and a cover letter. Veterans should submit a DD-214.
USAO Middle District of Louisiana
777 Florida Street, Ste. 208
Baton Rouge, LA 70801-01717
Attention: Collins Harper, Human Resource Officer
Application deadline is the 2nd Friday in February.
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