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Employment Opportunities

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maine is one of 93 United States Attorney Offices within the 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  Our District consists of approximately 50 permanent staff positions including Assistant United States Attorneys, Paralegal Specialists, Legal Assistants and a variety of other professional and support positions.  We also have an internship program for law students, college and high school students.  Employees are located within our main office in Portland and our branch office located in Bangor.  The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine is an agency that embraces equal employment opportunity (EEO) and inclusiveness.  We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and ensure that no applicant for employment or employees of our agency are denied equal opportunity because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability (physical or mental), gender identity, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other nonmerit-based factor.

Attorney and Support Positions:

Vacancies for attorney and support positions are posted by specific job vacancy announcements.  Qualification requirements vary for each position and will be specified in each vacancy announcement.

Attorney vacancies are posted on the following web site:

Support staff positions are posted on the following web site:


Our office also has opportunities for law students and college students.

Law students work in our office under Externship programs wherein they receive course credit, or a school sponsored internship program.  Students gain experience researching and writing on a variety of civil and criminal legal issues, participating in case development and have an opportunity to observe federal court proceedings.

If you are interested in pursuing a Volunteer Legal Internship position for the summer or semester externship with our office, please visit for further details.

During staffing shortages, college and high school students are hired under the federal Pathways Program. This program offers temporary clerical and administrative opportunities to high school students or students who are enrolled at least half-time in an accredited college or university, graduate or professional school, vocational, or technical school. The number of hours students work under these programs vary.

The hiring process for students includes an extensive background investigation and possible drug testing.  Students interested in employment opportunities with our office should contact the Administrative Officer.

Updated January 3, 2023