Course Information

Course Description: Internship: U.S. Attorney

  • Taught by Susan Klein and Daniel M. Castillo
  • 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 Daniel Castillo 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 e-mail a copy of your cover letter, resume and transcript (unofficial is fine) to Prof. Klein at and to Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel M. Castillo at Please also send a copy to

Students interested in the internship for the Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 academic year are encouraged to stop by Prof. Susan Klein’s office at TNH 3.207 for additional information. Her office hours are on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. You may call her at (512) 203-2257 or send an e-mail. Alternatively, you may call Daniel Castillo at (512) 916-5858, or send him an e-mail. Interviews will be conducted at the Career Services Office or via Zoom.