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JOIN TEAM JUSTICE!
Legal Internships & Entry-Level Attorney Hiring At the
United States Department of Justice
WHO WE ARE
Prosecutors, civil litigators, appellate experts, advisors,
policy crafters, counselors, scholars, leaders.
With approximately 10,000 attorneys,
we are the largest law firm in the world.
WHAT WE DO
Civil Rights, Tax, Antitrust, Immigration, Criminal, Civil,
Environment, National Security, and more
• Protect the people of
the United States
from criminal acts
and enforce the rule
of law
• Represent the U.S.
Government in civil
litigation
WHERE WE WORK
Washington D.C. and across the Nation and in the U.S.
Territories
WASHINGTON, D.C.
• Litigating Divisions and Offices
• Legal and Policy Offices
• Leadership & Management Offices
• Investigatory & Law Enforcement
Offices
• HQ for the US Trustees, BOP,
EOUSA, FBI, DEA, ATF&E, and
more.
ACROSS THE NATION
• 94 US Attorneys’ Offices in US and territories
• 59 Immigration Courts in 27 states
• 95 US Trustee Offices nationwide
• Antitrust and ENRD Field Offices in major US cities
• Federal Bureau of Prisons locations nationwide
WHO WE HIRE
There are multiple career paths to Justice
VOLUNTEER INTERN PROGRAM (1800 +)
SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM (60-100)
ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM (65-200)
EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY RECRUITMENT (650+)
• Open to attorneys with a minimum of one year post-J.D. experience who are
admitted to the bar.
• Vacancies are posted on OARM website www.justice.gov/oarm
VOLUNTEER INTERN PROGRAM
• Opportunities in Fall, Spring, and
Summer
• Vacancies updated and posted on
the web year round
Volunteer, Work-Study,
and Part-Time
Opportunities open to
all law students with at
least one semester of
law school experience.
• Apply directly to each
organization early – if possible at
least four months ahead
• Application requirements and
deadlines vary
• Visit the OARM website for
postings and details
www.justice.gov/oarm
SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM
• Compensated positions during
Summer 2012
• Centrally-managed, online
application
Open to all law students
with at least one semester
of law school experience
and to law school grads
entering judicial clerkships,
legal fellowships, or fulltime graduate law
programs.
• Opens July 25, 2011
• Application deadline: September
6, 2011
• Visit OARM website for details
www.justice.gov/oarm
ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM
• Entry-level attorney positions,
and 1 to 3 year fellowships and
clerkships
• Centrally-managed, online
application
Open to law students
graduating in Dec 2011 or
Jan-Oct 2012. Also open to
judicial clerks, legal
fellows, and graduate law
students whose terms end
after October 1, 2011 but
before September 30, 2012
• Opens July 25, 2011
• Application deadline: September
6, 2011
• Visit OARM website for details
www.justice.gov/oarm
KEY DATES
HONORS PROGRAM & SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM
1
July 25, 2011: APPLICATION OPENS
2
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011: APPLICATION DEADLINE
3
LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER: HP INTERVIEW
CANDIDATES SELECTED
4
FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER: SLIP CANDIDATES
SELECTED
5
6
MID-OCTOBER TO EARLY NOVEMBER: FORMAL
HP INTERVIEWS / SLIP TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS
LATE NOVEMBER THROUGH JANUARY: OFFERS
EXTENDED
CHECK STATUS ON THE WEB AT:
www.avuedigitalservices.com/dojoarm/applicant.html
WHO’S HIRING
Honors Program Hires for 2011
PERMANENT POSITIONS
•
Antitrust Division (DC, Chicago, NY, SF)
• Civil Division
• Criminal Division
• Environment & Nat’l Resources Division
• National Security Division
• USAO, Central District of California
• USAO, Northern District of Ohio
INFORMAL PARTICIPANTS
• USAO, Western District of New York
• Executive Office for US Attorneys, GCO
CLERKSHIPS
• Drug Enforcement Administration - 1
year
• Executive Office for Immigration
Review - 1-2 years (courts nationwide)
FELLOWSHIPS
• Federal Bureau of Prisons - 2-4 years
• Criminal Division – Asset Forfeiture
and Money Laundering Fellowship – 3
years
TERM POSITIONS
• USAO, Northern District of WV- 1 year
• Office of Professional Responsibility –
2 years
For more information, visit www.justice.gov/oarm
WHO’S HIRING
Summer Law Intern Program - Summer 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C.
• Antitrust Division (DC, Atlanta,
Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas,
Philadelphia, NY, SF)
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•
•
•
•
Civil Division
Executive Office for Immigration
Review (courts nationwide)
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Professional Responsibility
Advisory Office
Tax Division
U.S. ATTORNEYS’S OFFICES
• District of Wyoming
• Southern District of Alabama
INFORMAL PARTICIPANTS
· Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives
· Office of Legal Counsel
· Middle District of Pennsylvania
· Western District of New York
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
Each component has its own mission, culture, and values
JUSTICE IS MISSION DRIVEN, NOT
DRIVEN
Many attorneys and interns have:
• Demonstrated interest in the
•
•
•
•
work
Strong academic credentials
Relevant undergraduate majors
Commitment to public service
Energy and enthusiasm
Plus an application package that
communicates all of the above!
APPLICATION TIPS
Online Applications Require You to Rank Your Choices
Select 1-3
organizations
Think through
your ranking
• Consider the number
of vacancies.
• Does your resume
demonstrate an
interest in the field?
Use
“Employment”
screens to sell
your skills
MORE HP/SLIP APPLICATION TIPS
Provide thoughtful, well-crafted responses to shortanswer questions, such as:
• “Why do you want to work for the Department of Justice
and what attracts you to the components you selected?”
• “If you could tell the hiring official one thing about
yourself, what would it be?
Avoid TMI &
inappropriate
comments.
Exactly what
message do you
want to send to
reviewers?
Use the “Employment” screens wisely.
• Explain your duties and responsibilities in detail.
• Articulate how you contributed to the employer’s success. Answers serve
as mini writing
samples.
Take advantage of the “Additional Information” screen
• Flesh out earlier “check the box” qualifications.
• Provide other relevant information you want reviewers to
consider.
WHAT WE VALUE
… DIVERSITY
 The greatest asset of the Justice Department is its
dynamic and diverse workforce.
 Justice welcomes applications from all qualified
candidates whose backgrounds reflect the Nation’s
rich diversity.
 It is our goal to eliminate barriers and make
available new opportunities for people with
disabilities to contribute to and thrive at the Justice
Department.
WHAT WE VALUE
… INTEGRITY
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•
•
•
In the statements on your application …
In your reported employment history …
In your accomplishments …
In stating your class rank, standing, and GPA …
DOJ reserves the right to disqualify any candidate whose
application materials contain false, misleading, or substantially
inaccurate information and may report the factual basis for such
action to the applicant’s law school for further review.
SECURITY AND SUITABILITY
POTENTIAL PROBLEMS
• Credit Issues
• Drug Use VOLUNTEERS
• Tax Issues • Credit check &
fingerprint
records
• Providing false
or misleading
• Pre-employment
information forms
on pre-employment
reviewed
forms SUMMER LAW INTERNS
• Advisory
onplus
potential
• Sameopinions
as volunteers
drug test
problems available
post-offer
ATTORNEYS
• Same as above plus full FBI background investigation
THINK ABOUT IT!
Visit www.justice.gov/oarm to see the many
opportunities offered to law students and eligible
recent graduates.
CONSIDER
What programs am I eligible for?
Where do I want to work?
Where am I a good fit?
APPLY!
Watch out for deadlines!
The 2011 HP & SLIP deadline
is September 6, 2011.
Experience the Many Benefits of Justice!
Early
responsibility
Balanced
worklife
Great
training
YOU?
Cutting edge
issues
Meaningful
work
As well as
• The Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program
• The Mentor Program
• Employee Affinity Groups
Thank you for Your Interest in the
Department of Justice
For more information,
Visit www.justice.gov/oarm
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