Internship: U.S. Attorney
- Semester: Fall 2021
- Course ID: 297P
- Credit Hours: 2
- Internship Type: U.S. Attorney
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Mandatory
- Experiential Credit: 2 credit hours
- Upperclass-only elective
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This internship program offers students the opportunity to apply for “for-credit” internship positions with the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. This course offers students a required four-credit internship to be completed over both long semesters.
Students are encouraged to enroll in the Fall three-unit Advanced Federal Criminal Prosecution seminar. This seminar, taught by Professors Susan R. Klein and Aleza Remis, will meet one afternoon per week. The seminar will address the duties of federal criminal prosecutors and defenders, including grand jury procedure, drafting indictments, calculating sentences under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, designing undercover operations, offering immunity, responding to evidentiary and discovery motions, requesting bail, and entering plea and cooperation agreement negotiations. Students may also be interested in 3-unit Federal Criminal Law, a course taught by Prof. Susan Klein in Spring of 2021. Neither course is required.
The internship component requires a commitment to work 10 hours per week for two consecutive semesters at the U.S. Attorney's Office 903 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 334 Austin, Texas 78701. You will assist in the prosecution of federal criminal cases under the supervision of Matt Harding, Dan Guess, and other Assistant U.S. Attorneys. Students will receive two credits "pass-fail" for the internship for each semester, for a total of four units.
The application deadline for the next academic year is Feb. 12, 2021.
Information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office is available at: www.usdoj.gov/usao/txw/.