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Currently, the Northern District of Florida has 75 positions serving in three offices in Tallahassee, Pensacola, and Gainesville. Employment opportunities include varied legal and administrative jobs. Positions within the Criminal, Civil, and Appellate Divisions include Assistant United States Attorneys, Paralegals, Automated Litigation Specialists, Legal Assistants, Law Enforcement Coordinator, Intelligence Specialists, Victim Witness Coordinators, and Debt Collection Agents.

The Administrative Division provides support for the entire United States Attorney’s Office.  Positions within the Administrative Division include Administrative Officer, Administrative Services Specialist, Budget Officer, Contracting Officer, Human Resources Officer / Specialists, Information Technology Manager/ Specialists, and Receptionist.

Employment information regarding vacancies within each United States Attorney’s Office are listed through the U.S. Federal government jobs website -

Vacancy announcements for Assistant United States Attorney positions are listed through the Department of Justice, Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management jobs website -

Vacancy Announcements

Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) criminal division - 1 position in Gainesville, position is open from 04/01/2024 to 05/03/2024.  Apply at

Volunteer Legal Interns

Unpaid internship opportunities are available to law students in the Fall and Spring academic semesters as well as the summer session.  The number of internships is limited and may be staffed in the Tallahassee, Pensacola, or Gainesville offices.

Qualifications: Students must have successfully completed courses in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Legal Research and Writing, and Torts. (Typically, this will encompass rising 2L and certainly 3L students).

Students must be a United States citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.

Application Materials: (1) resume, (2) writing sample, (3) references (names, contact information, and relationship to applicant), and (4) cover letter indicating: (A) city in which student is interested; (b) dates when available, and (c) telephone number(s) where the student can be reached both during the day and in the evening.  Applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer intern opportunities will be accepted through

Application Deadline: Internship opportunities are posted on USAJobs on a rolling basis.  Students should submit their application within the posted job announcement application window.  Selectees will also be required to complete the required background investigation prior to beginning their internship. 

Minimum Hours Requirement: Students seeking academic credit will be required to work the necessary number of hours to meet course requirements (e.g. 182 hours for 3 credit hours). Internship schedules are tailored around the student’s coursework and federal holidays.

Assignments: Legal Interns can expect to research and write motions and memoranda in pending cases; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to participate in debriefings of criminal defendants and depositions of civil litigants; and to observe hearings and trials of cases on which they are working or in which they are interested.

Updated April 2, 2024