If you are interested in a Spring externship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio, the time to apply is now. This is a fantastic opportunity, and spots are filled on a rolling basis. If you are interested in applying, you must do so ASAP.

Externship placement is in the Cleveland office of the United States Attorney. Students will be introduced to the range of activities and types of cases, including appeals, handled by the division in which they are placed.

In the Civil Division, the goal is to have students work in an area of their interest; students will work on ongoing cases with a number of attorneys. Students who extern in the Civil Division must be able to work either full days or in blocks of time (four hours minimum). Students will be expected to attend court proceedings.

Students who extern in the Criminal Division must be available to participate in a weekly seminar led by an Assistant United States Attorney. The seminar will cover substantive practice and ethical issues. In the Criminal Division, the goal is that each student participates in at least one criminal case from arraignment through sentencing. Each extern will complete one major writing project.

Depending on work available, there may be opportunity to share time in both Divisions.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please log-in to CareerConnect and complete the Externship Pre-Application on the right-side. You will also need to meet with me or Heather, very briefly, before submitting your formal application. If necessary, this meeting can be conducted by phone, but should be done ASAP after submitting your pre-application.

Questions? Contact the Office of Career Planning. Also, the Externship Handbook can help!