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The United States Government offers a wide variety of practice areas in diverse parts of the country.  Below are helpful resources to assist you when navigating your way through all the different types of jobs and agencies within the government.  As always, if you have any questions, please call Professional Development at (315) 443-1941 to set up a meeting with one of our counselors.

  1. Central Intelligence Agency Legal Honors Program 
    Two-year program that allows a small number of exceptionally qualified 3L's, LLM's, and Judicial Law Clerks to obtain a broad exposure to the practice of national security law.
  2. US Office of Personnel Management
    Need forms for Federal employment? Check out this site for a listing of federal government application forms that can be printed, such as the OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment).
  3. US Patent and Trademark Office 
    Information on the patent bar exam dates, applications and requirements.
  4. US Department of Justice Legal Activities 
    Provides descriptions of the divisions and sections, explaines the internship and employment programs as well as provides addresses and contact information for the state offices.
  5. U.S. Air Force
  6. Federal Jobs Digest 
    Usually includes over 2000 current federal job listings. Searchable by type of position.


  7. FedWorld Federal Jobs Search 
    This main Federal Web Page has links to job lisitings at various sites
  8. Yahoo's Guide to Government on the Internet
  9. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  10. Central Intelligence Agency
  11. Comptroller of Currency (O.C.C.)
  12. Environmental Protection Agency
  13. Federal Communications Commission
  14. Federal Election Commission
  15. Federal Trade Commission 
    "Who We Are & How We Serve You" contains job opportunities
  16. Internal Revenue Service
  17. Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program 
    Provides information about the PMI Program. Also provides links to many federal government job sites, periodicals, and agencies.
  18. Securities and Exchange Commission
  19. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  20. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  21. U.S. Department of Justice
  22. U.S. Department of State
  23. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
    Includes listings of current openings at the US PTO.
  24. European Patent Office
  25. State Government General Site 
    A directory of official state, county, and city government websites. Many states have job listings.
  26. Central Intelligence Agency Summer Program 
    Summer Clerkship Program for 1L's and 2L's with the CIA's Office of the General Counsel, in Washington, D.C.
  27. Airforce JAG
  28. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internship Program 
    The program offers a limited number of 1L's and 2L's an exciting insider's view of FBI operations in the Washington,D.C. office and the opportunity to explore career opportunities within the Bureau.
  29. Federal Election Commission, Summer positions 
    The Office of the General Counsel hires approximately 4-5 1L's and 2L's each Summer to work in the Washington, D.C. office.
  30. Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition, Summer Law Clerk Program 
    The Bureau will hire 1L's and 2L's for summer intern position in the Washington, D.C. office. The office investigates and prosecutes unfair methods of competition, including illegal boycotts, price-fixing, and other types of collusion between competitors
  31. Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, Summer Law Clerk Program 
    The Bureau offers 10-week paid summer law clerk positions to approximately 15 1L's and 2L's in its Washington, D.C. office. Students work with attorneys and investigators in conducting investigations, assisting with ongoing litigation, interviewing witnesses, performing legal research, and drafting legal memoranda.
  32. National Labor Relations Board, Honors Program 
    3L's LLM's and Judicial Law Clerks may be employed in on of the Agency's headquarters offices, through the one-year program.
  33. National Labor Relations Board, Law Intern Program 
    1L's and 2L's may be employed in on of the Agency's headquarters offices, through the Law Intern Program, which operates during the school year as well as during the summer.
  34. Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program 
    Provides information about the PMI Program. Also provides links to many federal government job sites, periodicals, and agencies.
  35. Securities and Exchange Commission, Student Observer Program 
    The Program allows 1L's, 2L's, 3L's, and JD/MBA candidates to work for a semester during the school year, part-time (15-20 hours per week for local students) or full-time (40 hours per week for out-of-state students), subject to the approval of their law schools.
  36. Securities and Exchange Commission, Honors Program Summer 
    The 10-week Summer Honors Program gives 1L's and 2L's and JD/MBA students the opportunity to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities markets and the activities of the Commission.
  37. Trade and Development Agency, Summer Internship 
    The Trade & Development Agency is an independent government agency, whose mission is to promote U.S. exports by helping U.S. Companies ursue overseas business opportunities.
  38. U.S. Department of Commerce, Summer Internship Program 
    The Department offers 1Ls and 2Ls a combination of paid, unpaid and for-credit internships.
  39. U.S. Department of Defense Summer Intern Program 
    The program provides undergraduates, 1L's and 2L's with practical "hands-on" paid experience.
  40. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Attorney Honors Program 
    The program is a collaboration between the EEOC and the National Labor Relations Board, designed to recruit the most qualified 3L's, graduating LLM's and Judicial Law Clerks.
  41. U.S. Department of the Interior, Solicitor's Honors Program 
    The program is the Office's primary recruiting mechanism for new lawyers. Up to eight 3L's, graduating LLM's or Judicial Clerks are hired annually for the one-year program. Participants spend several weeks working in each of the major subject matter areas in Washington, in Divisions of General Law, Indian Affairs, Land and Water Resources, Mineral Resources, and Parks and Wildlife.
  42. U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General's Honors Program 
    This is the Department's only attorney recruitment program for 3L's, LLM's and Judicial Law Clerks. Attorneys hired under the Honors Program enjoy a unique opportunity to play significant roles in the Departments litigation effort almost from the moment they arrive.
  43. U.S. Department of Justice, Bristow Fellowship 
    The Office of the Solicitor General of the United States is interested in receiving applications for its program of one-year Bristow Fellowship. Fellows help draft briefs in opposition to certiorari filed against the government in the Supreme Court of the United States and prepare recommendations regarding the authorization of the government appeals in the lower courts.
  44. U.S. Department of Justice, Legal Intern Program 
    All law students are eligible for the program, but 1L's must have completed their first semester of law school. Each summer, law students from across the country who seek hands-on responsibility and challenging work assignments come to the Department of Justice as volunteer legal interns.
  45. U.S. Department of Justice, Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) 
    Each year the DOJ hires a significant number of 2L's for its compensated Summer Legal Intern Program. Interns are assigned to positions that offer valuable experience and substantial individual responsibility.
  46. U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Advisor, Summer Intern Program 
    The office selects approximately 10 highly qualified 2L's to participate in its Summer Intern Program. Participants are given the same level of work as junior attorney advisors, and are assigned to primary and secondary offices, to ensure they receive broad exposure to the various facets of government law practice.
  47. U.S. Department of Transportation, Program for Diverse Groups, Summer Transportation Internship 
    The program is an important part of the Department of Transportation's effort to promote the entry of women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups into transportation.
  48. U.S. Department of Transportation, Honors Attorney Program 
    Program for eight 3L's and recent law graduates in its Washington, D.C. Office.
  49. U.S. Department of the Treasury, Legal Division Honors Program Clerkships 
    1L's and 2L's selected for volunteer clerkships will work full-time during the summer or part-time during a semester in one of the Legal Division offices.
  50. U.S. Department of the Treasury, Legal Division Honors Program Attorneys 
    The two-year Honors Program provides 3L's and Judicial Law Clerks with a unique opportunity to practice law in a major cabinet department.
  51. U.S. Nuclear Regualtory Commission, Honor Law Graduate Program 
    The NRC selects a small number of 3L's and Judicial Law Clerks to participate in a two-year program designated to attract outstanding individuals who wish to begin their legal careers in a Federal agency.
  52. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Presidential Management Intern Program 
    3L's and LLM's may participate in the two-year Program, which places applicants in public policy and management positions with a wide variety of federal government agencies and departments.
  53. The Online Chambers of Commerce 
    Search for the Chamber of Commerce in the city of interest.
  54. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  55. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  56. U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  57. U.S. Dept. of Education
  58. U.S. Dept. of Energy
  59. U.S. Dept. of Interior
  60. U.S. Dept. of Labor
  61. U.S. Dept. of Transportation
  62. U.S. Dept. of Treasury
  63. U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  64. Federal Aviation Administration
  65. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  66. Federal Emergency Management Agency
  67. Federal Jobs Central 
    (Federal Research Service, Inc.)
  68. Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  69. Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics
  70. U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration
  71. Forms from the Feds
  72. General Accounting Office
  73. Government Printing Office  
  74. Library of Congress
  75. National & Federal Legal Employment Report
  76. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  77. Administration on Aging - Department of Health & Human Services
  78. National Institutes of Health
  79. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  80. Office of Personnel Management
  81. Small Business Administration
  82. Social Security Administration
  83. The White House  
  84. U.S. EPA, Region 5: Office of Regional Counsel
  85. U.S. Government Info/Resources
  86. U.S. House of Representatives
  87. U.S. Postal Service
  88. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  89. U.S. Senate
  90. Washington Post Federal Community