Jobs with Earthjustice and Environmental Law Institute

Earthjustice Paid Law Clerkship, Summer 2019

Earthjustice is seeking summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.  We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.  We partner with thousands of groups and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change.  We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

More info here.

Environmental Law Institute, 2019-2020 Public Interest Environmental Law Post-Graduate FellowELI Logo

Since 1999, the Research and Policy Division of the Environmental Law Institute has awarded a prestigious annual fellowship for outstanding recent law school graduates.

The law fellow works closely with ELI attorneys and other professionals, including U.S. and international partners, to advance environmental protection by analyzing existing legal tools, developing new ones, and crafting innovative approaches. This may require considering how environmental protection is affected by other laws and policies that are related to environment and society —e.g., those governing energy, taxation, land use, human rights, and administration.

More info here.

Environmental Law Institute, 2019 Summer Law Clerk

In accord with our mission to build the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) provides opportunities for law students to join us at the Institute. The University of Washington School of Law, with the generous sponsorship of Marten Law, is providing funding for one UW Law student to participate in our summer clerkship program with a stipend.

ELI summer law clerks work closely with ELI experts on domestic and international projects spanning ELI’s full range of expertise. Law clerks also may assist in the editing and production of ELI publications, such as the Environmental Law Reporter. Law clerks provide crucial support for ELI projects and publications by conducting legal and policy research, drafting memoranda, attending and reporting on briefings and current events, and assisting in the preparation of reports and other published materials. This position also will include working with ELI members and staff on programming for a conference planned for September in Seattle on Innovation, Change Management, and Environmental Law in the Next 50 Years.

We encourage law clerks to supplement their work experience by attending the lunchtime seminars and events that ELI hosts, as well as social and networking opportunities provided by ELI and our partners.

Stipend: The clerk will be paid $6,500 for the summer and must commit to working with ELI for at least 10 weeks.

More info here

Paid Fellowship Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project, CLS Externships/Internships, Washington State Labor Council, and more!

Paid Fellowship ($6000): Available through Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project, 2019 Summer Internship in Yakima and/or Wenatchee

The Northwest Justice Project Farmworker Unit seeks summer interns to assist experienced attorneys in serving migrant farm workers through farm labor camp outreach, community education and legal work. Summer law students form an outreach team to share resources and legal information with migrant farmworkers throughout the state of Washington.

Law students will work with attorneys on ongoing cases and projects, including farmworker sexual harassment cases and community education, pesticide safety, wage theft, and advocacy related to the H-2A temporary visa program for farmworkers.  Northwest Justice Project is the LSC funded staffed Legal Services program for Washington State.  The positions are focused full –time on farmworker advocacy.

More info here.

Northwest Justice Project:  Medical Legal Partnership Summer Internship (c) University of Kansas - Medical Legal Partnership

Under the supervision of  experienced staff attorneys, law clerks will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities. With the Medical Legal Partnership, law clerks will aid three attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Law clerks may also help develop self-help materials for pro-se litigants, training materials for staff and clients and work on other special projects depending on the needs of the office.

The Medical Legal Partnership works in partnership with providers at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center and Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation to address patients’ health-harming legal needs, including accessing Medicaid-funded care and therapy, reducing the length of hospital stays, obtaining guardianships for disabled adults and a variety of other issues.   More information available at http://www.washingtonmlp.org/.

More info here. 

Columbia Legal Services 2019 Externships/InternshipsCLS Logo

We offer internship and externship opportunities for law students throughout the year, on an as-needed basis, with the most capacity in the summer.

Externs and Interns are given the opportunity to participate in systemic advocacy on behalf of low -income people by engaging in legal research and writing, policy advocacy, and community outreach and education.

We are only able to offer unpaid positions that are self-supported, generally through school credit, work-study, or through fellowships and public interest grants.

Examples of the types of cases and projects that CLS advances to cause systemic change in Washington State include:

Protecting the health and safety of farm workers and their families working in Washington orchards

Improving access to and quality of healthcare for prisoners, disabled individuals, seniors, and low-income people from public housing and mobile home communities

Working on legislation to improve the situations of thousands of unaccompanied youth and young adults living in homelessness.

More info here.

Washington State Labor Council, 2019 Legislative Intern

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is seeking a full-time legislative intern beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, for the 105-day legislative session that begins the following Monday, Jan. 14 to help develop and coordinate legislative advocacy for Washington working families. This is a fun and challenging opportunity to learn more about issues important to working families, our labor movement, public policy and the legislative process. Plus, there are many opportunities for interns to pursue and develop their own policy interests and to build relationships with affiliated unions, legislators and coalition partners.

More info here.

Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark, Paid Student InternUS Patent and Trademark Office Seal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, the agency has over 12,000 employees, including engineers, scientists, attorneys, analysts, IT specialists, etc. dedicated to accomplishing the mission, vision, strategic goals and guiding principles.  Please visit the USPTO Careers Website.

More info here.

Want to be a movement lawyer? Law for Black Lives 2019 Summer Internship

Law for Black Lives is partnering with Ayuda Legal Puerto RicoCommunity Justice Project, and The Detroit Justice Center to host a summer internship next year. We’ll have an opening retreat and cross-organizational exchanges, so interns can learn about varied approaches to Movement Lawyering across Detroit, Miami, Puerto Rico, Memphis, and NYC.

1L applications are due on December 15th!

More info here. 

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health.

The AIF Clinton Fellowship is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to positive change while also strengthening civil society in both the U.S. and India.

Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows, mentors, and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. Fellows serve on an annual basis from September to July with development organizations across India.

More info here

Immigrant Law Group, PC Summer Clerk Program

Each summer, ILG sponsors a summer clerk to work with the firm in advancing the human rights of immigrants and refugees.  The clerkship provides an opportunity for law students to work directly with clients and get hands-on experience with impact litigation.  Past clerks worked on nationwide-precedent setting cases, engaged in civil rights litigation on detainers, represented asylum-seekers and special immigrant juveniles, and provided inspiring community-education workshops on going beyond just knowing one’s rights.

More info here.

Events: NJP Justice for Veterans; 2018 QLaw Falltacular

Northwest Justice Project, Justice for Veterans Event
Date/Time: November 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside
100 Washington Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337

Northwest Justice Project prevents low-income Veterans in Kitsap County from falling deeper into poverty. Too many Veterans in Kitsap County face challenges that can have catastrophic consequences for their safety and well-being.

Join us for a casual evening of food, drinks, and good company to raise funds for Veterans to get fair treatment in legal cases related to housing, employment, health care, debt collection and access to benefits for their service.

Northwest Justice Project provides free civil legal services to help Veterans get into housing and avoid evictions. We provide relief from unlawful debt collection and address many other issues affecting financial stability. We help Veterans connect with community services to receive the support they’ve earned through their service.

More info here.

2018 QLAW Falltacular QLaw Logo
Date:  October 26

Falltacular is the QLaw Foundation’s annual fundraising event and is attended by over 175 attorneys, judges, elected officials, and business professionals. Register here.

Internships/Externships at ACLU, NWIRP, CLS; EPA Pacific Northwest 2019 Honors Attorney Fellowship

ACLU OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL YEAR INTERN/EXTERNSHIPS 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is pleased to offer unpaid school-year internships and externships to interested law school students for the upcoming winter and spring 2019 terms. A minimum commitment of 16 hours per week is required during the school year.

At the ACLU-WA, law students gain exposure to a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights issues and the opportunity to improve legal writing and research skills. Students work closely with staff attorneys conducting legal research, writing legal memoranda, and drafting correspondence to government agencies in response to documented complaints of civil liberties and civil rights violations. Students also assist ACLU attorneys in the development of cases for litigation, preparation of cases for trial, and submission of amicus curiae briefs in courts of appeal.

More info through PSJD here.

ACLU Human Rights Program, Summer 2019, New York

The ACLU Human Rights Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2019 legal internship positions. The internship posting is available here. 2Ls and 1Ls interested in domestic human rights work would make a perfect fit.

ACLU will begin interviewing 2Ls soon and will begin accepting 1L applications on December 1st.

NORTHWEST IMMIGRANT RIGHTS PROJECT (NWIRP) Spring and Summer Law Internships 2019

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is the only nonprofit organization providing comprehensive immigration legal services to immigrants with low income across Washington State. NWIRP promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. We provide services to Washington State residents in affirmative and defensive immigration cases. We also serve persons detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.

Positions are available at offices in Granger, Seattle, Tacoma, and Wenatchee.

The internship is open to first, second, and third year law students. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, an interest in immigration law, an ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced work environment, and a commitment to advancing and defending the legal rights of low-income immigrants and refugees. Applicants proficient in Spanish are strongly preferred for Granger and Wenatchee offices. Internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

More info through PSJD here.

EPA PACIFIC NORTHWEST OFFICE OF REGIONAL COUNSEL 2019 HONORS ATTORNEY FELLOWSHIP 

The Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, is seeking applications for a two-year position in our Honors Attorney Fellowship Program in Seattle, Washington.  Applications are due by November 14, 2018, and the position will begin in August-September 2019.

The Honors Attorney Fellowship Program is designed for 2019 law school graduates and recent graduates completing judicial clerkships.  Candidates with excellent academic credentials, including strong research, writing, and verbal skills and a demonstrated interest in an environmental law career/public service are encouraged to apply.  The position provides an opportunity to practice law in a leading governmental environmental organization. Fellows will be given a challenging caseload that includes enforcement and counseling legal work and will receive training and mentoring from experienced colleagues with recognized expertise.

More info here.

Columbia Legal Services, Spring Internship
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: November 1, 2018

Externs and Interns are given the opportunity to participate in systemic advocacy on behalf of low-income people by engaging in legal research and writing, policy advocacy, and community outreach and education. Find out more about this position and apply here

National Institute for Reproductive Health, Legal Intern
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The legal intern will engage in policy analysis or key pieces of state legislation around the country and gain experience working in state and national coalitions working to advance reproductive rights. Law students can learn more and apply here.

Community Legal Services, Inc., Summer Law Student Internship 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Interns will work directly with clients, engage with communities, and contribute to systematic advocacy efforts to advance economic and racial equality. To learn more about this position and apply, click here.

National Employment Law Project (NELP), Summer Legal Internship
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Legal interns will assist NELP attorneys in all aspects of work including providing legal and policy assistance for campaigns, drafting reports, and preparing memos. Interested students can learn more and apply for this position here.

Sargent Shriver National Center of Poverty Law, Legal Internship (Spring)
Location: Chicago, IL

Legal interns will support the Advocacy team, and will provide legal research and writing in support of ongoing litigation, complete policy research, and attend community meetings to further the center’s mission to improve lives of people living in poverty. Apply here

$10K Stipend with WSAJ; Environmental Protection Agency Summer 2019

$10,000 Stipend  Trial Advocacy -Summer 2019 – Washington State Association for JusticeWSAJ Logo

Application deadline: October 19, 2018

The Washington State Association for Justice (“WSAJ”) has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally and to WSAJ specifically.  The Fellowship Program (the “Program”) will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a summer-long mentoring program.  Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms, each for a four week period.  They will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors.  They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Program is open to law students who (1) have completed their second year (or equivalent) of law school; (2) exhibit a diversity of traits and attributes in age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic factors or national origin or demonstrate a commitment to fostering such diversity within the legal community; (3) demonstrate a strong interest in and/or commitment to representing plaintiffs in civil actions; and (4) demonstrate a commitment to social justice.

The Fellows will be selected based on information provided in the written application materials, including the applicant’s commitment to the goals of diversity and interest in representing plaintiffs in civil actions.  Other factors include past work experience and relevant coursework.  Applicants selected for consideration based on the written materials will then be personally interviewed by members of the WSAJ Fellowship Taskforce.  The Fellows will be selected following the interviews.

For complete details and to apply here.

EPA Now Accepting Applications for Legal Interns, Summer 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 Office of Regional Counsel is currently accepting applications for legal interns for the summer of 2019. The Office of Regional Counsel is seeking second year law students with strong research and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in environmental law and policy. The United States Environmental Protection Agency is an administrative agency within the Executive Branch of the federal government. The EPA’s primary mission is to protect human health and the environment. The EPA advances this mission through implementation and enforcement of the nation’s environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA, part of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA)), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The EPA is comprised of a headquarters office located in Washington D.C. and ten regional offices. Region 10 administers the environmental laws in the states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska. There are 271 federally recognized tribes within EPA Region 10. Attorneys in the Office of Regional Counsel in EPA Region 10 represent the Agency through its duly authorized officials. Attorneys advise these officials on all actions the Agency takes, including program implementation, enforcement, emergency response, and rulemaking.

The goals of the Legal Intern Program are to provide the intern with lawyering skills and knowledge commensurate with that expected of a first year associate. Accordingly, the Program is an immersive experience whereby the intern is assigned several defined tasks, such as an administrative enforcement case, to evaluate and process. This entails conducting preliminary research, meeting with Agency clients, engaging with outside stakeholders, drafting legal documents, and carrying out all steps to conclude assigned tasks. While performing these tasks, the intern is guided by three mentors, as well as ORC attorneys. The mentors ensure that the intern receives critical feedback on all assignments in order to promote professional development to the maximum extent.

Interested students should visit the following website for instructions on application requirements: https://www.epa.gov/careers/legal-clerkships-epas-seattle-office-region-10. The Office of Regional Counsel will conducting interviews on a rolling basis starting December 1, 2018, and will not accept applications after January 15, 2019.

Echoing Green’s 2019 Fellowship: Submit Your Fellowship Application by October 30!

Applications for Echoing Green’s 2019 Fellowship are due by Tuesday, October 30, at 2 p.m. (14:00) Eastern Time. If you have not already started an application, we encourage you to start one today! To avoid any delays due to unforeseen circumstances or technical difficulties, we recommend submitting well ahead of the deadline. As you near completion on your application, we wanted to share these resources for your review:

What an Innovative Idea Looks Like: Read this blog post, originally published last year, on what Echoing Green evaluators look for when scoring on applicants’ innovations.
* Live Q&A with Echoing Green: Watch and listen to Neelam Sakaria, senior associate of search & selection, answer frequently asked questions about the Fellowship.
* Becoming a Fellow: Find sample questions and help text to practice your application answers.

For technical difficulties with your application, please click here for guidance. If you have additional questions not answered on our website, please email us at fellowship@echoinggreen.org.

We know that those closest to the problem have the most effective solutions, and we’re ready to invest in you and the impact you will create for your community. No matter where you end up in the application process, we are invested in your leadership and success.

Continue your application →

 

 

 

RSVP for the Perkins Coie Pro Bono Fair on October 30

Tuesday, October 30: Perkins Coie Pro Bono Fair, Don’t be SCARED of Pro Bono! Join us for a Halloween-Themed Pro Bono Fair.

2018 Seattle Citywide Pro Bono Fair

Legal services organizations from across the Seattle area will be in attendance to meet with lawyers and law students looking for pro bono opportunities. This is a great time to explore the many ways you can use your legal knowledge to help your community while developing new legal skills. Some of the approximately 20 legal service providers attending include Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, University of Washington School of Law’s Pro Bono Patent Network and Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, Center for Children and Youth Justice’s Lawyers Fostering Independence program, Kids in Need of Defense, Seattle Clemency Project, and Wayfind.

Back by popular demand, we will be hosting a one-hour ethics CLE from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with ALL NEW ethics questions.

Ethics Jeopardy: Show your ethics pride in this interactive game show competition that will discuss ethical issues that arise in daily law practice, the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct, and other jurisdictional specifics. Think you know it all? Bet it all on the Daily Double! But whatever you do, don’t forget to answer in the form of a question.

1.0 Ethics CLE credit is pending.

Kindly RSVP by October 22, 2018.  RSVP here. 

 

 

Washington Association for Justice Fellowship Due October 19, $7,200 stipend; Echoing Green Fellowship

Pro Bono & Externship Table Talk and Networking Fair

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:30-1:20
Gates Hall Galleria

Meet over 26 organizations, discuss Pro Bono and Externship opportunities. Practice table talk and networking skills. Attire: business casual.

Pizza and the Practice of Consumer Law

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:30-1:20
Gates Hall Room 117

Panelists include:
·         Audrey Udashen of the WA Attorney General’s Office
·         Beth Terrell of Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC
·         Christina Henry of Henry & DeGraaf, P.S.
·         Amanda Martin of Northwest Consumer Law Center
·         Julia Kellison of Northwest Justice Project
·         Anthony Leahy of Consumer Education and Training Services (“CENTS”)

Come hear about how to become a warrior for economic justice! You’ll hear the good, the bad, and the ugly (including changes in the consumer law practice in the age of Trump) from private practitioners, legal aid, nonprofit, and the Attorney General’s office — what they do, how they came to this work, what you need to know about the practice.  This moderated panel discussion will involve Q&A with you!  FREE PIZZA and SALAD will be provided! RSVP SCS online.

Washington State Association for Justice Fellowship

Application due: October 19, stipend $7,200 for the 12-week programWSAJ Logo

The Washington State Association for Justice (“WSAJ”) has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally and to WSAJ specifically.  The Fellowship Program (the “Program”) will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a summer-long mentoring program.  Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms, each for a four week period.  They will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors.  They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.

Application is due October 19

Click here to apply.

Due October 30:  Echoing Green Fellowship

The Search for the 2019 Fellows Begins…
Apply Today!

We are excited to announce that the search for our next class of world changers has begun! Passionate, driven community leaders, movement builders, and social innovators are encouraged to apply to our 2019 Fellowship program.

The application is closes Tuesday, October 30, at 2 p.m. (14:00) Eastern Time—be sure to mark your calendars, and hit ‘Submit’ before then

More information and apply here.

Disaster Recovery Legal CorpsEJW Logo

Disaster Recovery Legal Corps is a two-year legal fellowship designed to increase access to civil legal assistance for individuals affected by the three big hurricanes of 2017 — Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The fellowship will place 18 lawyers in Texas and 3 lawyers in Florida, where they will work with established nonprofit legal services organizations to serve the highest-need communities in disaster-affected areas. Fellows will provide legal assistance on issues related to housing, employment, homeowners’/flood insurance, public benefits, and other problems that may arise in the context of a disaster. Additionally, Fellows will expand the capacity of nonprofit legal services organizations to ensure that all residents have access to the legal services they need to stabilize and rebuild their lives.

For complete job description and to apply here.

For more information about Disaster Recovery Legal Corps, please contact Qudsiya Naqui here.

Recruitment for Veterans Legal Corps (VLC) Positions

VLC for Recent Grads
VLC Members provide direct representation to low-income and homeless veterans, active duty service members, and military families to address complex legal problems stemming from physical and mental injuries sustained during military service, poverty, homelessness, problems with disability and other income maintenance benefits, child support, expungement issues, fines, consumer debt, and a host of other legal issues.

For additional questions, please reach out to Selena Hunn here.

Internship Summer 2019 USAO Southern District of Texas

1000 Louisiana Avenue, Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77002
About the Office:

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, with approximately 185 Assistant United States Attorneys, is among the largest in the country. Our office prosecutes federal crimes, represents the interests of the United States in civil cases, and represents the United States in appellate and postconviction litigation.  The Southern District of Texas stretches from the Houston area southwest to the Mexican border. The United States Attorney’s Office operates staffed offices in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Houston, Laredo, McAllen, and Victoria.

To apply and further job information here.

Internship Summer 2019 Tax Division (TAX)

DOJ TAX DIVISION
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year 2019
601 D. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530

About the Office:

The Tax Division seeks to engage volunteer law student interns during the summer semester for its Appellate Section, Civil Trial Sections, Financial Litigation Unit (FLU), and Criminal Appeals and Tax Enforcement Policy Section (CATEPS).

The Appellate Section, Civil Trial Sections, and the FLU handle civil cases presenting a variety of legal issues involving federal tax law, bankruptcy law, constitutional law, property law, and commercial law, as well as the panoply of evidentiary, procedural, and jurisdictional issues that are the staple of any civil litigation docket. The Tax Division’s Appellate Section handles appeals of civil cases and U.S. Tax Court cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and participates with the Office of the Solicitor General in proceedings before the Supreme Court.  The six regional Civil Trial Sections handle litigation in the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts nationwide, and the seventh civil section – the Court of Federal Claims Section – defends all tax suits filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims. The FLU handles post-judgment litigation in U.S. District Courts (and occasionally in Bankruptcy Courts) to collect money judgments obtained by the Civil Trial Sections.

CATEPS handles or supervises the appeals of federal criminal tax cases prosecuted by the Tax Division’s Criminal Enforcement Sections and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.  CATEPS also works with the IRS and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to develop policies that govern the investigation and prosecution of tax crimes.

For further job information and to apply here.

Internship Summer 2019 Tax Division

Tax Division
717 N. Harwood Street, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75201

The Tax Division seeks to engage volunteer law student interns during the summer semester for its Appellate Section, Civil Trial Sections, Financial Litigation Unit (FLU), and Criminal Appeals and Tax Enforcement Policy Section (CATEPS).

The Appellate Section, Civil Trial Sections, and the FLU handle civil cases presenting a variety of legal issues involving federal tax law, bankruptcy law, constitutional law, property law, and commercial law, as well as the panoply of evidentiary, procedural, and jurisdictional issues that are the staple of any civil litigation docket. The Tax Division’s Appellate Section handles appeals of civil cases and U.S. Tax Court cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and participates with the Office of the Solicitor General in proceedings before the Supreme Court.  The six regional Civil Trial Sections handle litigation in the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts nationwide, and the seventh civil section – the Court of Federal Claims Section – defends all tax suits filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims. The FLU handles post-judgment litigation in U.S. District Courts (and occasionally in Bankruptcy Courts) to collect money judgments obtained by the Civil Trial Sections.

CATEPS handles or supervises the appeals of federal criminal tax cases prosecuted by the Tax Division’s Criminal Enforcement Sections and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.  CATEPS also works with the IRS and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to develop policies that govern the investigation and prosecution of tax crimes.

For further information and to apply here.

National Security Division Internship, Spring 2019 /Summer 2019 /Fall 2020, Office of Law and Policy

The National Security Division’s (NSD) Office of Law and Policy, United States Department of Justice, seeks interns for positions located in Washington, D.C. The mission of NSD is to coordinate the Department’s efforts in carrying out its top priority of preventing and combating terrorism and protecting the national security. NSD provides legal and policy advice on national security matters, litigates counterterrorism, counterespionage, and foreign intelligence surveillance matters, represents the Government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and other federal trial and appellate courts, and conducts oversight over Federal Bureau of Investigation national security investigations and foreign intelligence collection. The Office of Law and Policy is responsible for, among other things, resolving novel and complex legal issues relating to national security that arise from the work of the Division and other parts of the Department; providing advice and guidance to Department leadership, the Intelligence Community, and other Executive Branch agencies on matters of national security law and policy; overseeing the development of legislation, guidelines, and other policies in the area of national security; working with foreign governments on a variety of national security issues; and handling appeals that arise in national security cases. The Office works with a variety of other Department components, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office of Legal Policy, as well as other departments and agencies, such as the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State.

For further information and to apply here.

USAO Georgia Internship Summer 2019

The USAO for the Southern District of Georgia prosecutes federal crimes committed in the Southern District of Georgia, which includes 43 counties along the coast and into rural areas of southeast Georgia. Those crimes include, but are not limited to, mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; and internet predators. In addition, the office represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in district and bankruptcy court in the Southern District of Georgia. The Civil Division attorneys act as defense counsel for government agencies and employees. Types of civil cases handled include, but are not limited to: discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); bankruptcy; immigration; and Federal Tort Claims Act. Civil Division attorneys also act as plaintiff’s counsel in areas, including Medicaid and Medicare fraud; the False Claims Act; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed. The office also has an active appellate practice representing the United States in written briefs and oral arguments before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. There are 26 AUSAs who serve within the Criminal, Civil and Appellate Divisions within the office. The office is headquartered in Savannah and has a fully staffed Augusta branch office.

For further information and to apply here.

Criminal Division Fraud Section Internship Summer 2019

Criminal Division (CRM)
FRAUD SECTION
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
WASHINGTON, DC 20005

Opportunities are available in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section (“the Section”) for qualified candidates interested in summer legal internships or academic semester legal internships (sometimes called “externships”).

The Fraud Section is responsible for conducting grand jury investigations and prosecutions in cases that require centralized treatment because of the complexity of the scheme, the multi-jurisdictional nature of the criminal activity, the sensitivity of the issues, or the necessity for developing model prosecutions to establish the viability of a particular statute, theory, or technique.  Fraud Section investigations often involve business crimes such as financial institution fraud; Internet fraud; fraud in the insurance industry; international criminal activities in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and multi-district schemes that victimize consumers, such as telemarketing and other mass marketing frauds.  The Section’s prosecutions also focus on fraud involving government programs, including health care fraud, procurement fraud, mortgage fraud, as well as investment and securities fraud.

For further information and to apply here.

USAO, Internship Summer 2019, Civil Division

USAO Eastern District of New York
Civil Division
271 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201 About the Office:

The Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York has primary responsibility for representing the federal government in civil litigation in the Eastern District of New York. Summer interns assist in the prosecution and defense of civil cases on behalf of the United States before the District Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Bankruptcy Court.Student interns are afforded the opportunity to participate in the wide range of work performed by our Assistant United States Attorneys. Intern assignments can include assisting in trial preparation, participating in witness interviews or civil depositions, and legal research and writing. Summer interns are also strongly encouraged to observe hearings and trials in the District Court, and even to participate.

For further information and to apply here.