Closing Date: 1st November, 2023


About the Office:
The USAO for the Northern District of California prosecutes all federal crimes from Monterey to the Oregon border. Approximately 100 AUSAs work in one of three offices: San Francisco, San Jose, or Oakland. The office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court. The San Francisco office contains approximately 60 criminal division AUSAs who prosecute a unique mix of economic, narcotics, violent, corruption, immigration, and other federal crimes.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Job Description:
Volunteer Legal Interns will primarilly assist Federal Prosecutors with prosecution and investigation of misdemeanors and felony offenses. In addition, they will also research and write legal briefs and memorandums of law.

Internship Location: San Francisco, CA

Minimum Weeks Required: The school year terms (Fall and Spring) require a commitment of 20-25 hours/week


Volunteer Legal Interns must have completed one year of law school before beginning the clerkship. In addition, Volunteer Legal Interns must be enrolled in an accredited law school at least half-time. Volunteer Legal Interns must complete a background check before beginning employment. Law school graduation terminates eligibility for volunteer positions except for graduate law students who are enrolled at least half time and not practicing law. Must be a U.S. citizen

How to Apply:

Application Process:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, current law school transcript, and writing sample via e-mail. Please indicate you are applying for “Criminal Division” on your resume. Applicants claiming Veteran's Preference should provide copies of their member 4 DD-214 and if applicable, SF-15 and Veterans' Affairs letter.

Please e-mail your application materials to:
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Kevin Yeh


Assistant U.S. Attorney, George Hageman

Please note that positions may be filled on a rolling basis prior to the deadline listed below.