APPLY NOW: Spring 2022 Externships at US Attorney's Office - Buffalo/Rochester - ONLY

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APPLY NOW: Spring 2022 Externships at US Attorney's Office - Buffalo/Rochester - ONLY

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ATTN: 2Ls and 3Ls:

Interested in an externship with a focus on litigation? We are collecting early applications from interested 2L and 3L students for Spring 2022 externships with the US Attorney's Office, WDNY, in both the Buffalo and Rochester offices.

There is a required background check due to the sensitive nature of the work performed in the US Attorney's Office. These background checks may take longer than usual to process. By getting your application in early, students will have a better chance in getting cleared prior to the start of the spring semester. Below is the full description and requirements for an externship at the US Attorney's Office.

L-791 U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE EXTERNSHIP – 3 credits - Second- and third-year students
Office locations: Buffalo and Rochester, NY
ONLY U.S. Citizens may apply.
Students are not permitted to hold outside employment during the externship.
An interview and background investigation are required before beginning work in the office.

As an extern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the student will work for the entire office and will perform research and writing projects, as well as attend court proceedings with the attorneys.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo is strictly a litigation office. The office represents the United States in both civil and criminal matters, with the majority of the caseload consisting of prosecuting those who violate federal laws. The office has separate divisions that prosecute narcotics and violent crimes, white collar crimes and terrorism matters. On the civil side of the house, the office defends those agencies that are sued by various individuals and entities. Since the office is a litigation office, it also has an appeals unit that prepares and argues all appeals before the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

For more information on externships in general:

Interested? Please complete the online externship application as soon as possible: ... ation.html

Information for all other Spring 2022 externships will be posted in the next week or so. Please stay tuned!

Questions? Please contact Dawn Skopinski, Externship Program Administrator, at
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