Law Student Volunteer (Law Clerk Intern)

Miami, FL
Intern
10-14-2021
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 summer, 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 have opportunities to observe trials, motion and settlement conferences, and appellate arguments.

The Intern program also provides opportunities for Interns to meet with a variety of speakers from the federal legal system. In the past, sessions with federal judges have included robust discussions on career paths, federal clerkships, and skills. We also host sessions with AUSAs on effective oral and written advocacy. Interns are strongly encouraged to attend and observe court proceedings and to attend office training programs. Each Intern also has one supervising attorney who provides assistance and support consistently throughout the summer.

Internship hours/weeks required: 240 hours (minimum), 6-12 weeks

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:
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

First-year (second semester), second-year, and third-year (first semester) law students with 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.

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

Salary:
Interns are uncompensated. School credit is possible at the discretion of the law school. Interns are responsible for all parking expenses incurred.

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