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Political Science and International Relations


Internship for the U.S. Attorney's Office


Position Information
Employer: U.S. Attorney's Office

Title: U.S. Attorney's Office Undergraduate Internship

Description: Provide a variety of assistance in the nature of both legal work and office support. Assignments may include: assembling exhibits; Bates-labeling documents; copying and processing legal documents from file materials; organizing case files and records; assisting with discovery projects; and gathering, preparing and organizing information for electronic discovery production.

Interns to the Criminal Division – Will organize and facilitate discovery and provide support to investigations and litigation in a variety of criminal matters. Other responsibilities may include assisting with case file organization and preparation of graphic, audio and visual exhibits for trials.

Interns to the Civil Division – Will aid in trial preparation by assisting with the processing of discovery materials. Interns will organize data, prepare discovery binders, and assist with miscellaneous administrative and litigation support tasks.

Interns to the Administrative Section – Will assist the Administrative Section by performing general clerical duties such as entering and retrieving computer data, processing mail, preparing documents or letters, and processing forms for approval.

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

Students selected for the Fall or Spring semesters must plan to work a minimum of 16-20 hours per week. Students selected for the summer must plan to work 30-40 hours per week. Work hours must be scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

  1. Must be a United States citizen
  2. Must be able to pass a background check to obtain security clearance
  3. Must be enrolled as an undergraduate degree-seeking student
  4. Must be a student in good academic standing, maintaining a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher throughout the internship period

Position Information

  • Position Type: part-time, internship, fall, unpaid, volunteer
  • Desired Major(s): all majors
  • Desired Class Level(s): freshman/first year, sophomore, junior, senior
  • Work Authorization: U.S. Citizen
  • Salary Level:unpaid
  • Desired start date: September 15, 2011
  • Duration: Fall 2011
  • Approximate Hours Per Week: 16-20
  • Travel Percentage: No travel


How To Apply

U.S. Attorney’s Office
Attn: Joshua Silva
Southern District of California
880 Front Street, Suite 6293
San Diego, California 92101

Requested Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript

Note: A complete application will consist of the following documents:

  1. Cover letter (include desired semester and section preference)
  2. Resume (include all work history within the last 5 years)
  3. Recent unofficial transcript listing cumulative G.P.A. and number of credits

Applications Accepted Until August 15, 2011

Contact Information
U.S. Attorney’s Office General Number: (619) 557-5610
Attn: Crystaline Smith (Civil Section) and Josh Silva (Administrative and Criminal Sections)


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