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Student Internship Program

THERE ARE TWO POSTINGS (BUFFALO, NY AND ROCHESTER, NY POSITIONS) ON THIS PAGE. 

BUFFALO, NY

Law Student Volunteer, Summer
138 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
United States
About the Office: 

The Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes in Western New York, from acts of terrorism to public corruption, gang activities, and many other criminal acts.  The office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court in the 2nd Circuit.  Volunteer interns assist both in the prosecution of criminal cases and in the litigation of civil cases in the District Court, and the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

 

Website: https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdny

 

 

 

Job Description: 

Interns can expect to perform legal research and writing assignments, including drafting motions, memorandums, and other legal documents; to research legal issues of importance to the office; and to assist with the preparation of cases for indictment, hearings, and trial.

Internship Location: Buffalo

Minimum Weeks Required:  10 weeks Part time 10 hours per week during school year

Qualifications: 

First-year or second-year law students at the time of application.  Law school graduates are not eligible for Summer positions.  Must be a U.S. citizen.  Will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorneys Office

Salary: 
Volunteer (without compensation)
Application Process: 

Cover letter, resume, transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available for an interview, telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening, email address.  Materials should be mailed to: Kathleen Rieman, U.S. Attorney's Office, 138 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 16, 2016
Number of Positions: 
12

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ROCHESTER, NY

Law Student Volunteer, Summer
100 State Street, Suite 500
Rochester, NY 14614
United States
About the Office: 

The Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York is responsible for the prosecution of all federal crimes in Western New York, from acts of terrorism to public corruption, gang activities, and many other criminal acts. The office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court in the 2nd Circuit. Volunteer interns assist both in the prosecution of criminal cases and in the litigation of civil cases in the District Court, and the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Website: https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdny

Job Description: 

Interns can expect to perform legal research and writing assignments, including drafting motions, memorandums, and other legal documents; to research legal issues of importance to the office; and to assist with the preparation of cases for indictment, hearings, and trial.

Internship Location: Rochester

Minimum Weeks Required:  10 weeks Part time, 10 hours per week during school year or full time for 10 weeks.

Qualifications: 

First-year or second-year law students at the time of application. Law school graduates are not eligible for Summer positions. Must be a U.S. citizen. Will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Salary: 
Volunteer (without compensation)
Application Process: 

Cover letter, resume, transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available for an interview in Rochester between December 27, 2016 and January 13, 2017, telephone number(s) where student can be reached both during the day and in the evening, email address.  Materials should be mailed to: AUSA Grace M. Carducci, U.S. Attorney=s Office, 100 State Street, Suite 500, Rochester, New York 14614.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 13, 2017
Number of Positions: 
3

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:   The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com

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and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com [external link].  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs.    

 

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements.  Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

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Updated November 9, 2016