Course Information

Internship: U.S. Attorney

  • Taught by Susan Klein and Matt Harding
  • 4 credits (pass/fail) over two term – 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 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. 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.

Students may wish to enroll in the fall three-unit Adv. Fed. Crim. Prosecution & Defense seminar, co-taught by Prof. Klein and Aleza Remis. Students may also be interested in the three-unit Federal Criminal Law course taught by Prof. Klein in spring 2024 and by Judge Robert Pitman in fall 2023. Neither are required. Applicants may also benefit from having completed Criminal Procedure and Evidence courses.

The application deadline for the 2023 – 2024 academic year is March 27, 2023.

To apply, please email a copy of your cover letter, resume and transcript (unofficial is fine) to Professor Klein at and AUSA Matt Harding at Please also send copies of the above to There is no additional application form.

Students interested in the internship should stop by Prof. Klein’s office located at TNH 3.207. 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.

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