Student Volunteer (Law) Summer 2019

Job #: MIE-19-10412622-SMR 19 LAW
Description:
Summary
The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) has jurisdiction and responsibility in a broad range of areas, all of which involve representing the legal interests of the Federal government in a court of law. The Eastern District of Michigan consists of 34 counties in the eastern half of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, and employs approximately 118 Assistant U.S. Attorneys. More information regarding the USAO-MIE is available at www.usdoj.gov/usao/mie

Responsibilities
  • An internship with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated law student: an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. Working with Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other staff, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens. The United States Attorney's Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of Federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties.
  • The Eastern District of Michigan is seeking outstanding candidates for a Student legal internship to assist in our mission. The internship will begin in the Summer term of 2019. The start and end dates are negotiable, but we ask that our interns commit to at least ten weeks of service.

Qualifications
To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met:
  • Law Student Status: Acceptance of applications for this announcement will be limited to first-year (second semester), second and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for law student volunteer positions. An eligible student is an individual who is enrolled in law school pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree and is taking at least half-time academic course load in an accredited university. Successful candidates must have outstanding academic records, superior writing skills, and be in good academic standing at his/her university.
  • Citizenship: Student Interns must be United States citizens or owe permanent allegiance to the United States. (Currently, natives of American Samoa, Swains Island and certain inhabitants of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are the only groups that owe permanent allegiance to the United States.)
  • Background Investigation: You must successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Volunteer Agreement: All interns are required to sign the Participant Agreement.You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Education
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at an institution that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov.


Closing Date: 1st March, 2019
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