Course Information

Course Description: Internship: U.S. Attorney

  • Taught by Susan Klein and Matt Harding
  • 4 credits (pass/fail) over two terms – fall (2 credits), spring (2 credits)
  • Students must commit to a full academic year of internship study.
  • Students must intern in person at their placement; only incidental remote work is permitted.
  • This program is open to students who have completed their first two semesters.

This program offers students internship positions with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is downtown at 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. The internship component requires a commitment to work 10 hours per week for each semester, though not all hours must be completed at the office.

Students earn 4 credits (pass/fail) over two semesters (2 credits per semester) – offered fall and spring every year. You must commit to both semesters.

While not required, students may wish to enroll in Advanced Federal Criminal Prosecution, Federal Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence.

The application deadline for the 2024 – 2025 academic year is April 4, 2024. Students will be notified of their acceptance before fall registration begins.

To apply, please email a copy of your cover letter, resume and transcript (unofficial is fine) to Professor Klein at sklein@law.utexas.edu and AUSA Matt Harding at matt.harding@usdoj.gov. Please also send copies of the above to usatxw.staffing@usdoj.gov. There is no additional application form.

Students interested in the internship should stop by Prof. Klein’s office located at TNH 3.207 during her office hours on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:30. You may call her at (512) 203-2257 or send her an email. Alternatively, you may call AUSA Harding at (512) 916-5858 or send him an email. Interviews will be conducted at the Career Services Office or via Zoom.