Law student volunteers will be assigned to the Civil Division and will perform research projects, draft pleadings and other court papers, and may assist in trial preparation and/or work on appellate briefs. Volunteers will work with numerous Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) over the course of the internship. Through research projects and interaction with the AUSAs, volunteers will be introduced to the federal court system and will learn the ins and outs of federal civil litigation. Volunteers are encouraged to attend depositions, court hearings, and trials with AUSAs. Our goal is for our volunteers to gain an introduction to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills, and, above all, to enjoy their internship.
To be eligible for this position, an applicant must (1) be a first-year (1L) or second-year (2L) law student; (2) be a U.S. citizen who has lived in the United States for three of the last five years; and (3) pass a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Eight-week full-time commitment preferred.
Law student volunteers are uncompensated but may receive academic credit per school policies.
Travel is not required.
Closing Date: 8th November, 2020