Job Description:
The goal of the USAO-SDFL is to introduce Interns to the federal legal system, to develop and refine their legal research and writing skills, and above all to make their time at the Office enjoyable and worthwhile. During the Fall Academic Term, Interns research and draft memoranda and pretrial, trial, and appellate briefs and motions. Interns work directly with AUSAs on both short and long-term projects.

Interns are strongly encouraged to attend and observe witness interviews, depositions, court proceedings, including trials and appellate arguments and to attend office training programs. While Interns work with a variety of AUSAs, each Intern has one supervising attorney who provides assistance and support consistently throughout the Fall Term.

Internship Locations: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce. Internship will be in-office.

Hours/Weeks Required: 160 hours (minimum) 6 – 10 weeks. Under certain circumstances and if feasible, we are amenable to permitting interns to work more than 240 hours if necessary to meet their law school externship requirements. The application cover letter should make clear if the student desires to work more than 240 hours in an academic term.

First-year (second semester), second and third-year law students with a strong academic record. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited law school at least half-time. Law school graduates and graduating students are not eligible. Must be a U.S. citizen.

Due to the nature of the USAO's work, before beginning employment, Applicants who are offered an internship, must pass a security background investigation that can take up to three months to complete.