Law Student Volunteer

Interns assigned to the USAO conduct research and assist in the preparation of hearings and trials. To ensure that all interns finish the summer with a good writing sample, every intern will work under the guidance of an AUSA to prepare documents to be filed with the Court. Interns will also be given assignments in as many different divisions and units as possible, providing exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of AUSAs. Interns may participate in witness conferences and will observe hearings and trials of cases on which they are working, or in which they are interested. Interns are also encouraged to attend office training on current legal issues.

First year (second semester) and second-year law students are encouraged to apply. Superior research and writing skills, an eye for detail, a desire to work as part of a small team of professionals, and a commitment to fairness and integrity in the administration of justice are essential. Applicant must be a U. S. citizen and must be able to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week for 8 continuous weeks in the summer. Requests for split summers will be considered. Applicants are subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the USAO.

Volunteer (uncompensated). Course credit, work study, and extern-ship opportunities are available depending on school requirements.

No travel requirements.

Closing Date: 18th December, 2020
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