The U.S. Attorney’s office is currently accepting applications for the law intern programme at their office.

About the Department

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts is the state’s top federal law enforcement agency. There are 94 U. S. Attorney’s offices throughout the United States and its territories, each representing a unique district.

The Offices work with federal investigative agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, or the Drug Enforcement Administration, to prosecute violations of federal laws, such as terrorism, health care fraud, public corruption, drug and money laundering, firearms trafficking, child exploitation, or economic crimes.

About the Opportunity

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.

Number of Vacancies


Roles and Responsibilities of the Intern

Typical assignments for law student interns involve all facets of case preparation including:

  • Researching legal issues; drafting/writing motions, responses, and various pleadings; providing trial support;
  • Interviewing witnesses; and assembling exhibits for trial.
  • Interns are generally afforded extensive opportunities to attend trials, hearings, attorney conferences, meetings, and other legal proceedings.

Eligibility Criteria

  • First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students.
  • Law graduates are not eligible for Student Volunteer positions.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
  • A minimum of 10 weeks is required.

How to Apply?

Cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evening. Please indicate if you have a preference for the Civil Division or the Criminal Division.

Application Deadline

  • Applications for the spring semester must be received by September 15.
  • Applications for the summer must be received by December 11


Interns are typically expected to work in Boston, MA; however, some positions may be available at branch office locations in Worcester and/or Springfield, MA.

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