Externship - Approved Placements
DEADLINE FOR SUMMER APPLICATIONS IS JANUARY THIRD-YEAR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN A PLACEMENT DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR MUST BE WILLING TO WORK BOTH FALL AND SPRING Each summer, approximately 1,000 law students from across the country come to the Department of Justice to work as volunteer legal interns. The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia welcomes candidates for this program. These positions are known as "extern" appointments and duty is on a volunteer (NON-PAID) basis. Legal interns may be assigned to work in any of the Divisions. Assignments may include assisting attorneys with legal research, writing pleadings, trial preparation, appellate briefs, or responding to habeas corpus petitions. Legal Interns are encouraged to observe trials and other court proceedings in cases on which they have worked or in cases of general interest in the office. Employment for all positions is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation by the Department of Justice. This is a thorough investigation that includes reference checks with current and former employers, military records and credit bureaus. Final adjudication of security clearances can take from four to six months; therefore, the Department can grant a waiver for most positions, allowing the selectee to enter on duty, while the investigation is being conducted. United States citizenship is required.
William L. McKinnon, Jr. , Assistant United States Attorney
Dept:United States Attorney's Office
Northern District of Georgia
75 Spring Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303