The Extern Program is a volunteer program for current law student with one year of law school successfully completed. Students must be enrolled, not less than half time, based on their academic institution's definition of half-time, junior college, college, university, or comparable accredited educational institution. Students may not have a break of more than five months between school years and must demonstrate a bona fide intention of continuing to pursue a course of study or training at the same or different educational institution during the school semester (or other period into which the school year is divided) immediately following the break.Upcoming/Existing Positions: There are up to 3 positions available each semester.
Length of term: One semester (Summer, Fall, or Spring)
Job description: Our externship program provides law students with an opportunity to participate substantively and directly in all aspects of the office's practice. Our students conduct legal research and draft letters, legal memoranda, and opinions, and respond to document requests pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and discovery. Past interns have had the opportunity to work on matters involving bankruptcy, consumer education, debt collection, ethics, equal employment opportunity, Freedom of Information Act, government contracts, intellectual property, labor relations, legislation, litigation and the Privacy Act. Our Summer Program is affiliated with the Department of the Treasury Honors Program.
Periods of recruitment: The United States Mint is always accepting applications for upcoming semester externship opportunities. Summer recruitment begins in November of the previous school year.
How to Apply: Applicants should fax or email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript (unofficial) to:
Greg Weinman, Senior Legal Counsel
United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20220
Facsimile: (202) 756-6525