Every year over 1,800 volunteer legal interns serve in Justice components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country. Justice has a presence in almost every major city in the country. There are 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and 95 U.S. Trustees’ Offices throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands; and 59 Immigration Courts in 27 states and U.S. territories. Some organizations only offer employment opportunities in Washington, D.C. Other organizations, such as the Antitrust Division, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Environment and Natural Resources Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, have field offices located in various cities across the country.
Any law student enrolled at least half-time, and who has completed at least one semester of law school is eligible to apply for volunteer internship positions. Each participating office conducts its legal internship program independently and has its own internal deadlines (many are late January/early February). Students must apply directly to each office in which they have an interest. Although application requirements vary, offices typically request a resume, cover letter, and law school transcript.
For a list of participating offices, application requirements, and deadlines, go to: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-intern.html