Currently, the Northern District of Florida has 67 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 / Analysts, Contracting Specialists, 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 - http://www.usajobs.gov.
Vacancy announcements for Assistant United States Attorney positions are listed through the Department of Justice, Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management jobs website -https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers.
Human Resource Officer - 1 Position (Tallahassee or Pensacola FL) accepting applications from 02/23/2023 to 3/22/2023. Please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/708319300 or https://www.usajobs.gov/job/708314400 to find out more about this position and to apply.
Law Student Volunteer - Positions in Tallahassee, Pensacola and Gainesville FL, accepting applications from 02/23/2023 to 03/08/2023. Please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/708319300 to find out more about this position and to apply.
Student Trainee (Clerical) - 1 Position (Pensacola FL) accepting applications from 03/06/2023 to 03/27/2023. Please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/710752100 to find out more about this position and to apply.
Human Resource Specialist - 1 Position (Pensacola FL or Tallahassee FL) accepting applications from 03/08/2023 to 04/04/2023. Please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/711082100 or https://www.usajobs.gov/job/711083200 to find out more about this position and to apply.
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. Application materials should be submitted via electronic mail at USAFLN-Legal.Intern@usdoj.gov
Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. However, students should submit their application approximately four months prior to the requested internship period to allow sufficient time for review, acceptance, and completion of the required background investigation.
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.