ACB Job Connection

Updated 1-8-2018

 
Welcome to the Job Connection of the American Council of the Blind. Nationwide job announcements received are listed here under a variety of categories. When available, a link is provided which will take you directly to an employer's web site.  Please note that ACB cannot always guarantee that a position will still be open at the time you contact the employer. We wish all job seekers the best of luck and hope this service will be of use.
 
Job announcements will remain posted up to 30 days.

Job Title: Advocacy & Outreach Specialist

Job Location: ACB Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

 
Job Description
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) seeks a dynamic individual to lead advocacy and outreach to consumers who are blind and visually impaired across the country.  It is an excellent opportunity for a rising professional to engage with both leading disability rights advocates in Washington and ACB’s network of state and special interest affiliates.
This person will work closely with state affiliate leaders, fielding issues, coordinating relevant outreach to local stakeholders who can provide support for individuals experiencing barriers to independence and opportunity due to their blindness. This person will connect with other blindness and disability rights advocates in Washington, furthering ACB’s presence as a leading voice on matters pertaining to people who are blind and visually impaired.  
 
Responsibilities & Duties
The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with ACB state affiliates to connect consumers with local and regional supports capable of addressing issues as they arise;
  • Meet with leading blindness and disability rights advocates in Washington DC staying current on key issues impacting people who are blind and visually impaired;
  • Foster and maintain relationships with key allies within the disability rights community;
  • Assist the Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs with monitoring congressional and federal activity impacting people who are blind and visually impaired;
  • Assist with conveying vital information and action alerts to ACB affiliate leaders and consumers;
  • Contribute to ACB’s social media presence, generating content that keeps followers tuned into important issues and happenings in Washington, DC.
  • Core competencies and abilities include:
  • Outstanding communicator with solid written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to listen and critically discern appropriate responses to issues that arise impacting equal opportunity and access for individuals who are blind and visually impaired;
  • Team player with positive attitude capable of bridging diverse audiences and personalities;
  • Knowledge of existing laws and regulations impacting people who are blind and visually impaired, including the Americans with disabilities Act, rehabilitation Act, Individuals with disabilities Education act, Randolph-Shepherd Act, 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, and familiarity with social programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security;
  • Familiarity with congress and the regulatory process;
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with attention to detail and meeting deadlines;
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365, and social media and networking platforms;
  • Positive outlook on life with a sense of humor and desire to work with passionate individuals committed to advancing independence and opportunity for the millions of Americans who are blind and visually impaired. 

Qualifications

  • 2 - 5 years working in public policy, advocacy, or related field, preferred experience with issues impacting people who are blind and visually impaired;
  • Advanced degree in law, public policy, communications, or related discipline — may substitute education with professional experience
  • Personal experience dealing with blind or visual impairment is desirable 

Benefits

  • Excellent medical and retirement savings plan. 

How to apply
Email your cover letter and resume to jobs@acb.org.
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Job Locations: Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ocala and Fort Myers, FL

USAO Middle District of Florida
Tampa, FL 33602
United States
18-FLM-10094161-VLS
 
About the Office:
The Department of Justice has a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women. Justice leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. If selected, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.
 
The Middle District of Florida is seeking outstanding candidates for a Summer Legal Internship to assist in our mission. The internship will begin in the Summer of 2018. The start and end dates are negotiable. We ask that our interns commit to at least 8-10 weeks of service.
 
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.
 
Applicants must follow detailed application instructions.  Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in disqualification. 
 
Job Description:
Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memorandum of law, and appellate briefs. The interns become familiar with the Federal rules of Civil and Criminal procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the Middle District of Florida District Court, and the local and Federal rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend dispositions, meetings with Agents and accompany attorneys to observe court proceedings.
 
Practice Areas:
Appellate Litigation
Civil Litigation
Criminal Litigation

Qualifications:
Acceptance of applications for this announcement will be limited to first-year (second semester), second and third-year law students. An eligible student is an individual enrolled in law school pursuing a Juris Doctor degree. Successful candidates must have outstanding academic records, superior writing skills and be in good academic standing at his/her university. Student interns must be United States citizens. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
 
Salary:
None
 
Travel:
None
 
Application Process:
Applicants must apply online at:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486098300
 
Application Deadline:
Monday, January 8, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
No
 
Number of Positions:
25
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Job Location: Houston, TX

 
About the Office:
The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas, with approximately 180 Assistant United States Attorneys, is among the largest in the country. Our office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases. 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, and McAllen.
 
Job Description:
Our office seeks law students of varied backgrounds and skills to assist Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in our Houston, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and McAllen offices. Our law student internship program provides participants with supervised and direct responsibility for criminal, civil, appellate, and post-conviction litigation. This includes conducting research and writing assignments, assisting AUSAs with trial and witness preparation, participating in moot courts prior to appellate oral arguments, attendance at depositions, mediations, and trials, and much more. Some of the outstanding memoranda written by law student interns have been sent to other United States Attorney's Offices and government agencies throughout the country. Needless to say, selection for an internship at the United States Attorney's Office is a significant accomplishment, bringing the opportunity for significant professional development.
 
Qualifications: 
Rising second- and third-year law students are welcome to apply for summer internships. Internships will begin as soon as mid-May and end by early August.
 
Law students must be United States citizens, and will be required to successfully pass a background investigation adjudicated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The investigation will address a variety of areas such as credit history, drug usage, arrests, and mental health treatment. Applicants who may have issues in these areas must be prepared to provide supporting documentation showing that all matters have been resolved as part of the pre-investigation process.
 
Salary: 
None. Our internship positions are unpaid, but we will gladly work with law schools and students to assist in arranging for any available course credit.
 
Application Process: 
Law students should send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (ten pages maximum), and unofficial school transcript via email to interns.usatxs@usdoj.gov. The application deadline is January 12, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
Please direct any questions to us at interns.usatxs@usdoj.gov, or call Sheneika Lee at (713) 567-9313. For more information about our office, please visit our web site: www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx.
 
Applications will be accepted for the following locations: Houston;
Brownsville; Corpus Christi; Laredo; and McAllen.
 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
 
Number of Positions: 
We anticipate selecting a maximum of 20 interns for summer 2018.
 

Job Title: Program Director

Job Location: Boston, MA

 
The Program Director is an exciting position, which facilitates strategic management of the grantmaking of the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund and leadership of the global Program Team (currently, 5 team members). The position entails up to 20% (approximately two months’ time) in international travel per year.
 
Position location flexible; U.S. residence and East Coast base preferred.
 
About the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund:
The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability rights community that empowers persons with disabilities to advocate for equal rights and full participation in society. We resource organizations led by persons with disabilities, primarily in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Caribbean, that are leading efforts to secure rights for all.  The Disability Rights Advocacy Fund is DRF’s sister organization, supporting advocacy for legislative change. The Funds – which are based on a participatory grantmaking model - make modest grants (USD $5,000-50,000 annually) to Disabled Persons’ Organizations in the developing world to advance the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), including in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
·      Supervise the organization’s Program Team, including recruitment and hiring (as needed), performance management, team building, and training (including through an annual program retreat)
·      Manage overall grants review processes (pooled funds grant review occurs twice yearly and off-docket funding streams occur at different times throughout the year), including acting as main liaison with the DRF and DRAF Grantmaking Committee (4 donor representatives and 4 disability activists)
·      Support implementation of organizational strategies and systems, such as Strategic Plan, Gender Guidelines, Grants Administration Manual, etc.
·      Provide support to Program Team to analyze and address country and disability movement contexts to develop and report on country strategies in line with DRF’s results framework  
·      Together with program staff, oversee grants implementation to ensure effective outcomes for approximately 100-125 grantees
·      Provide support and guidance to Program Team members towards quality and consistency of grantee oversight, monitoring, and technical assistance
·      Build relationships with key human rights actors and development stakeholders at global and regional levels to ensure grantmaking strategy is informed and relevant
·      Represent organization in international rights and development fora, and on external steering committees or task forces, as relevant, and help plan and coordinate advocacy opportunities in global fora with program team and grantees
·      Work with Grants Manager to maintain and facilitate improvements to grantmaking systems and grants management processes and policies
·      Collaborate with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer on M&E of grantmaking, including development of relevant data-gathering tools and systems and collaboration with independent evaluators
·      Liaise with DRF/DRAF Executive Director and governance on changes needed to grantmaking strategy
·      Work with the Executive Director and the Director of Partnerships & Communication to support communications on grantee achievements, share news and information on disability rights, and contribute to fundraising and proposal writing
·      Oversee the Program Team budget working with the Finance and Operations Manager
·      As member of DRF’s Management Team, liaise with other senior-level staff to best coordinate organizational operations and workload
·      Assist with other tasks, as requested by the Executive Director
 
Education and/or Experience:
·      Advanced degree, or equivalent preferable, with minimum 10 years of relevant experience in disability rights and/or disability-inclusive development
·      At least 3 years of experience in program management & evaluation within the human rights field
·      At least 3 years’ experience with supervision and/or team management
·      Preference will be given to candidates from the nonprofit sector, ideally with experience in foundations
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Required:
·      Knowledge of the field of international disability rights and specifically, the CRPD
·      Expertise in supporting rights advocacy in the developing world
·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Other language proficiencies a plus
·      Strong leadership and team management skills
·      Strong administrative and organizational skills; the ability to manage time efficiently
·      Commitment to the human rights of people with disabilities and the organizational mission
·      Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse populations and across countries working in an e-office environment
 
Preferred:
·      Knowledge of international development, and specifically, the Sustainable Development Goals
·      Knowledge of monitoring & evaluation within the human rights and/or development fields
·      Knowledge of international grantmaking
·      Gender expertise
·      Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); willingness to learn additional applications (and accessible technology) as necessary
 
Compensation:
This is a full-time position; the salary will be commensurate with experience.
 
How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references (including at least one previous supervisor), and writing sample to: Diana Samarasan, Executive Director, Disability Rights Fund, Inc., 89 South St., Suite 203, Boston, MA 02111-2670; email to jobs@disabilityrightsfund.org. (Please, no phone calls.)
 
Application Deadline:
Applications must be received by January 15, 2018.
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Job Location: Miami, FL

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
Miami Immigration Court
333 S. Miami Ave., Suite 700
Miami, FL 33130
 
About the Office:
The Miami Immigration Court is part of the United States Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review. This prestigious position offers an excellent opportunity to develop research, writing, and analytical skills. Students will work under the direct supervision of judicial law clerks and attorney advisors and perform research and writing assignments for immigration judges. The internship is an unpaid, volunteer position with a time commitment of 40 hours per week for at least ten weeks. Students may be eligible for academic credit or educational grants and are encouraged to contact the appropriate person at their law schools to determine eligibility.
 
Job Description:
Drafting decisions and bench memoranda, conducting research on immigration statutes, case law, regulations, and relevant criminal law, and attending intern program activities.
 
Qualifications:
Applicants must be United States citizens and enrolled in law school at the time of the internship. Interns cannot concurrently participate in immigration or criminal clinics, or work for immigration law firms or other immigration organizations. Strong research and writing skills are necessary. Prior knowledge of immigration law is preferred, but not required. Selected applicants will be required to submit to a security background check, which takes 9 to 12 weeks to complete.
 
Salary:
Uncompensated. Students may be eligible for academic credit or educational grants through their law school.
 
Application Process:
Please email a cover letter, résumé, list of three references, writing sample (no longer than 10 pages double-spaced), and unofficial transcript as .pdf attachments to: miamiintern@usdoj.gov. Inquiries may be directed to miamiintern@usdoj.gov or Zelda Vassar at (305) 789-4222. Interviews will be conducted by telephone.
 
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Job Location: Lafayette, LA

USAO Western District of Louisiana
Lafayette Division
Law Student Volunteer, Summer
800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2200
Lafayette, LA 70501
United States
18-WDLA-VSLIP-LAF
 
About the Office: 
The U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana, serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The U.S. Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal law, 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. Criminal Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) may prosecute cases that include, but are not limited to: mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; and internet predators. The Civil Division attorneys handle civil cases that 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.
 
Job Description: 
Our interns conduct research, draft/write motions, responses and various pleadings. The interns may assist in debt collection, trial preparation, assemble exhibits, interview witnesses and provide trial support. To ensure that all interns finish the summer with a good writing sample, every intern will work under the guidance of an AUSA to prepare documents to be filed with the court. Interns will also be given assignments in as many different divisions and units as possible, providing exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of AUSAs. Our goal is to introduce our interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills and, above all, to enjoy their summer.
 
Qualifications: 
First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students are encouraged to apply. Superior research and writing skills, an eye for detail, a desire to work as part of a small team of professionals, and a commitment to fairness and integrity is essential. Must be a U.S. citizen. Interns must be able to commit to 8 to 10 weeks in the summer. Requests for split summers will be considered. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. Will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by this office.
 
Salary:
Volunteer (uncompensated). Course credit or work-study opportunities may be available depending on school requirements.
 
Travel: 
Minimum travel to other staffed and/or non-staffed offices.
 
Application Process: 
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, current law school transcript, and legal writing sample via email to USALAW.HRO@usdoj.gov. The cover letter should be addressed to the Summer Legal Internship Coordinator. Please send all documents in .PDF format. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before and after the application deadline. To be considered for a summer internship, please submit your application materials no later than January 19, 2018. Under NALP guidelines, we can only accept 1L applications starting December 1.
 
Application Deadline:
Friday, January 19, 2018
 
Number of Positions:
3 positions in Lafayette.
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer 2018, Civil / Criminal Division

Job Location: Burlington, VT

USAO District of Vermont
Law Student Volunteer, Summer
11 Elmwood Ave
Burlington, VT 05402
United States
18-VT-01
 
About the Office: 
As the principal litigator for the United States of America in the District of Vermont, the United States Attorney prosecutes all criminal and civil cases brought by the Federal government and defends the United States when it is a party in a civil case. More information about the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vt.
 
Job Description: 
Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. The interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the local rules of practice for the Vermont United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.
 
Qualifications:
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.)
 
Salary: 
Unpaid
 
Application Process:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no greater than 10 pages, and unofficial law school transcript in a single combined PDF attachment using the file format LastnameFirstname. Applications can be emailed to Benjamin.gerace@usdoj.gov.
 
Applications must be received by Friday, January 19, 2018. Applicants who submit early applications may be contacted regarding an interview before the application deadline. Applicants will only be contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for additional information or to schedule an interview, not to confirm receipt of your application. In-person interviews will be conducted at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Burlington, Vermont, or in special circumstances by video teleconference in consultation with another U.S. Attorney’s Office.
 
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.  Background check required.
 
Application Deadline:
Friday, January 19, 2018
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Job Location: El Paso, TX

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
El Paso Immigration Court
Law Student Volunteer, Summer
700 E. San Antonio Ave
El Paso, TX 79901
 
About the Office:
The El Paso Immigration Court is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 Volunteer Legal Internships. Interns have a unique opportunity to gain substantive experience in immigration law and procedure in the context of removal proceedings. Interns will work with an array of issues in immigration law, such as eligibility for asylum and adjustment of status, implementation of the Convention Against Torture, and the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Interns will develop considerable familiarity with the Immigration & Nationality Act, the Code of Federal Regulations, and immigration case law.
 
Job Description:
Examples of typical assignments include drafting decisions on complex asylum cases, researching whether a particular criminal offense renders a person subject to removal, and drafting memoranda on diverse and developing areas of immigration law. In nearly every assignment, law interns will work with both the law and the unique facts that an individual case presents.
 
Qualifications:
All law students who are U.S. citizens and who have lived in the U.S. for at least three of the last five years are invited to apply. All interns must be enrolled in law school at the time of their applications and their internship, and be able to successfully complete a background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation before beginning their internships.  Prior knowledge of immigration law is helpful, but not necessary. Strong research and writing skills are required.  Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, for at least 10 weeks. 
 
Salary:
Student Volunteer
 
Travel:
None
 
Application Process:
All applications for the Summer 2018 volunteer legal internship must be received by January 22, 2018.  Please email a cover letter, resume, transcript (official or unofficial), and a brief writing sample to:   
Laurie Williams, Judicial Law Clerk
United States Immigration Court
700 E. San Antonio Ave., Suite 750
El Paso, Texas 79901
Email: laurie.williams@usdoj.gov
Telephone: (915) 313-8719
 
Application Deadline:
Monday, January 22, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
None
 
Number of Positions:
1
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Job Location: Washington, DC

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
United States
OLP-SUMMER-INTERN 2018
 
About the Office:
Department’s major policy initiatives, represents the Department in interagency efforts to coordinate and advance the policies of the Administration, and manages the Department’s role in selecting, and seeking the confirmation of, the President’s judicial nominees.
 
Job Description:
Legal interns will conduct legal and non-legal research and analysis, prepare memoranda and talking points, and assemble briefing books and other materials relating to legal and policy issues for the Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General, and other members of the office.
 
Qualifications:
First-year (second semester), rising second- and third-year law students. Excellent research and writing skills with a knowledge of Lexis/Nexis and Westlaw. 
 
Salary:
No compensation - volunteer or work-study credit only.
 
Travel:
NONE
 
Application Process:
Applicants must submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and a resume or OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment) to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy (Attn: M. Matthews) 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 4517 Washington, D.C. 20530 Alternatively, applications can be faxed to 202-616-4566 or e-mailed to Matrina.Matthews@usdoj.gov.  No telephone calls please. Please reference this announcement OLP-SUMMER-INTERN 2018 in your cover letter.  This vacancy will be open until February 1, 2018.
 
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
NONE
 
Number of Positions:
4
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Job Location: Denver, CO

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
1961 Stout Street
Suite 3101
Denver, CO 80002
 
About the Office:
The primary mission of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. The jurisdiction of the Immigration Court includes all matters brought before the Court by the Department of Homeland Security. For further information about the Denver Immigration Court, please visit http://www.justice.gov/eoir/denver-immigration-court
 
Job Description:
Internships at the Denver Immigration Court offer individuals the opportunity to develop their research, writing, and analytical skills, and expand their knowledge of immigration law. Typical assignments include researching complex issues of removability and eligibility for relief from removal, preparing decisions on motions, and drafting final decisions for immigration judges. Interns work closely with Judicial Law Clerks, and have the opportunity to observe hearings and gain insight into the adjudicatory process.
 
Qualifications:
Any United States citizen 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 at any time. Interns should have strong legal research and writing skills. Prior immigration law experience is preferred but not required.
 
Interns must commit to working full-time, for at least 10weeks. Although the internship is unpaid, interns may obtain academic credit with the permission of their law schools.
 
Salary:
Uncompensated (volunteer). Interns may be able to receive course credit through their law school
 
Travel:
none
 
Application Process:
Please send a cover letter, resume (including your law school GPA), writing sample, unofficial law school transcript, and contact information for three professional references (academic references are acceptable) via email to Meghan Buhl-Madsen, Attorney Advisor, Meghan.Buhl-Madsen@usdoj.gov.
 
Application Deadline:
Friday, February 2, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
none
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Job Location: San Francisco, CA

USAO Northern District of California
San Francisco Office, Tax Division
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
http://www.justice.gov/usao/can
 
About the Office:
The USAO for the Northern District of California prosecutes all federal courts from Monterey to the Oregon border.  Approximately 100 AUSAs work in one of three offices; San Francisco, San Jose, or Oakland.  The Office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court.  The Tax Division contains 5 AUSAs who prosecute and defend federal tax cases in the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern District of California. 
 
Job Description:
Research, writing legal briefs and memorandums of law.
 
Minimum Weeks Required:
10 weeks (Full-time)
 
Qualifications:
We offer clerkships in fall, spring and summer.  Law clerks must have completed one year of law school before beginning the clerkship. Clerks must complete a background check before beginning employment. Must be a U.S. citizen.
 
Salary:
At the discretion of the law school.
 
Application Process:
Please submit your resume and writing sample to:
U.S. Attorney's Office, NDCA
ATTN: Thomas Moore, Chief, Tax Division
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 11th Floor
Box 36055
San Francisco, CA 94102
Email: Tom.Moore@usdoj.gov
 
Application Deadline:
February 14, 2018
 
Number of Positions:
2
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Job Location: Sacramento, CA

USAO Eastern District of California
Civil and Criminal Divisions - Sacramento Office
501 I Street, Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States
18-EDCA-01A
 
About the Office: 
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California represents the Federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California.  This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of Federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.  The office places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourages applications from law clerks from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
 
Job Description
Interns will be assigned to one of two divisions: Civil or Criminal.  Every intern will work under the guidance of an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in conjunction with pending cases.  Assignments will include legal research, drafting pleadings and responses and appellate briefs. Interns will also assist the AUSA in preparing for all phases of criminal prosecution and civil litigation: including discovery, depositions, pretrial hearings, trials, and sentencing hearings.   The district will host informative lunch sessions which will include presentations from the AUSAs, the judiciary, and federal agents, as available.  The goal of our district's intern program is to introduce them to the federal legal system, develop their legal skills and, above all, to provide a rewarding and enjoyable experience. 
 
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) and second-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.
  • 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.

 
The summer intern program generally lasts for 10 continuous weeks with an expectation to work 40 hours a week during normal business hours.
 
Salary:
This is a voluntary position without compensation or benefits.
 
Application Process:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume (to include email address and telephone number(s) where the student can be reached), current unofficial law school transcript or proof of enrollment, legal writing sample to: United States Attorney’s Office, ATTN: Philip Ferrari, 501 I Street, Suite 10-100, Sacramento, CA 95814.
 
This vacancy announcement is open until March 1, 2018.  Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (18-EDCA-01A) on your resume and cover letter.  No telephone calls please.
 
Application Deadline:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
 
Number of Positions:
6 (Projected, however, additional positions may be added as needed)
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Job Location: Fresno, CA

USAO Eastern District of California
Criminal Division - Fresno Office
2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4401
Fresno, CA 93721
United States
18-EDCA-02A
 
About the Office:
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California represents the Federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California.  This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of Federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.  The office places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourages applications from attorneys from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
 
Job Description:
Interns will be assigned to the Criminal Division in the Fresno Office. Every intern will work under the guidance of an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in conjunction with pending cases. Assignments will include legal research, drafting pleadings and responses and appellate briefs. Interns will also assist the AUSA in preparing for all phases of criminal prosecution: including discovery, depositions, pretrial hearings, trials, and sentencing hearings. The district will host informative lunch sessions which will include presentations from the AUSAs, the judiciary, and federal agents, as available. The goal of our district's intern program is to introduce them to the federal legal system, develop their legal skills and, above all, to provide a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
 
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) and second-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.
  • 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

 
The summer intern program generally lasts for 10 continuous weeks with an expectation to work 40 hours a week during normal business hours.
 
Salary:
This is a voluntary position without compensation or benefits.
 
Application Process:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume (to include email address and telephone number(s) where the student can be reached), current unofficial law school transcript or proof of enrollment, legal writing sample to: United States Attorney’s Office, ATTN: Philip Ferrari, 501 I Street, Suite 10-100, Sacramento, CA 95814.
 
This vacancy announcement is open until March 1, 2018.  Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (18-EDCA-02A) on your resume and cover letter.  No telephone calls please.
 
Application Deadline:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
 
Number of Positions:
1 (Projected, however, additional positions may be added as needed)