Law Student Interns

United States Department of JusticeBaton Rouge, LA

3 months ago


Volunteer Law Student Department of Justice U.S. Attorney's Office - Middle District of Louisiana (MDLA)

#Job Title

Volunteer Law Student

#Job Location

Bon Rouge, LA

#Job Overview

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Louisiana is seeking motivated and outstanding law student interns for its 2023-2024 Internship Program. This program includes internships during the Fall 2023 Semester, Spring 2024 Semester, and Summer 2024 Semester. Interns will have the opportunity to work on significant and complex cases, alongside Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other staff, in order to enforce federal criminal and civil laws that protect citizens' life, liberty, and property.


  • Salary: $0 - $0 without compensation
  • Pay scale & grade: GS 00


  • Researching legal issues and providing case-related support
  • Drafting and writing motions, responses, and pleadings
  • Assisting with trial support and assembling exhibits
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Attending trials, hearings, attorney conferences, and other legal proceedings


  • Must be a United States Citizen or National
  • Must be enrolled in law school pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree, taking at least a half-time academic course load in an accredited university
  • Must have outstanding academic records, superior writing skills, and be in good academic standing
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation
  • Must be at least 16 years of age

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Law54%

  • Political Science And Government7%

  • Legal Assistant Paralegal3%

  • Economics2%

  • Psychology2%

  • 288 other majors29%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • US Department Of Justice
  • Federal Judiciary
  • US District Court
  • NYC
  • Legal Aid Society
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Baton Rouge, LA | $3,251/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,329

  • Miscellaneous$917

  • Food$461

  • Transportation$284

  • Utilities$260


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