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Opportunities for Non-Law Students

If you care about justice, if you want to make a difference, or if you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, the Department of Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Mexico is one of 94 U.S. Attorney's Offices in the nation. But this U.S. Attorney's Office is unique. New Mexico is home to 23 tribes and pueblos, 4 military bases, and 2 national labs. New Mexico is the fifth biggest state of the union in size, shares a border with Mexico, and is a major international and economic corridor. The U.S. Attorney's Office is primarily responsible for prosecuting federal crime occurring in the District of New Mexico. The U.S. Attorney's Office partners with tribal, state, county, and city governments to ensure our communities are safe and prosperous.

Internship Location(s): Albuquerque, NM and Las Cruces, NM

Job Description

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico has some clerical and administrative support internship opportunities for students. Days and hours of work are flexible to accommodate class and study schedules. Opportunities are unpaid (volunteer).  The office may be able to work with academic institutions to secure academic credit for interested students. 

Application Deadline: September 15th for Spring Program (January – May); February 15th for Summer Program (June – August); May 15th for Autumn Program (September – December)

Minimum Weeks Required: 10

Application Material: Cover letter, resume, date when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evening. Transcripts may be required for students.

Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office. The Department of Justice Student Volunteer Service Agreement must be completed for all student volunteers and signed by the student, school official, and U.S. Attorney’s Office designee.


Human Resources Office

201 3rd Street NW, Suite 900

Albuquerque, NM 87102

ATTN: Jessica Sierra, Human Resources Officer

Telephone: (505) 224-1483


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Updated March 1, 2024