Closing Date: 22nd December, 2021

Description:

Interns will be assigned projects in the Criminal Division to provide them with experience in a wide range of practice areas and with a variety of different Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs). Interns will conduct legal research and prepare legal pleadings, memoranda, and briefs. Interns will also prepare answers to habeas corpus petitions for filing in court. Interns are encouraged to attend brown bag lunches which are sponsored by the office and which feature AUSAs speaking on various legal topics. The office also encourages interns to attend court proceedings handled by AUSAs to view civil and criminal trials and hearings and gain a better understanding of the federal legal system. The office goals are to introduce interns to the federal legal system, develop their legal research and writing skills, and provide a challenging and rewarding internship experience.

Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department’s evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component’s telework policy.

Qualifications:
First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. 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 United States Attorney's Office.

Salary:
Volunteer Internship (uncompensated).

Travel:
Occasional Travel to Court.