Summer Law Intern-Pathways/Law Clerk
Frequently voted one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, the Department of Justice leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their Constitutional freedoms. As a Justice employee, you'll be a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is the Department of Justice's competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Highly performing SLIP interns may receive offers of employment following law school graduation at the discretion of the hiring office.
This vacancy is being filled at many locations nationwide.
Not required - Not Required
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
All Department of Justice employees are subject to a residency requirement. See https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/entry-level-and-experienced-attorneys-conditions-employment.The Summer Law Intern Program has specific eligibility requirements. For details, visit https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/summer-law-intern-program-eligibility.
Full or part-time law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline. In addition, graduating law students who are entering a full-time judicial clerkship, graduate law program, or qualifying fellowship may intern following law school graduation subject to eligibility rules. For details, see go to https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/summer-law-intern-program-eligibility. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens.
Full- or part-time law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline.
Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security and suitability review.
It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test that screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.
U.S. citizens and qualifying non-U.S. citizens who meet immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply. See https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/
The appointment of non-U.S. Citizens is subject to strict security requirements and is extremely rare. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Moving and/or relocation expenses are not authorized.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Each participating hiring office independently selects interview candidates based on many elements of a candidate's background including academic achievement, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and summer or part-time legal employment. The Department also considers specialized academic studies (including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees), work experience, and extracurricular activities that directly relate to the work of the Department. In addition, each hiring office considers the applicant's qualifications as they relate to its specific mission or legal practice areas.
There are no required documents but see the SLIP Checklist at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/application-checklist