U.S. Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division
This Office prosecutes a broad array of federal crimes, including terrorism, human trafficking, cybercrime, civil rights, identity theft, child exploitation, and large-scale drug trafficking cases. Attorneys aggressively investigate and prosecute corruption by those in public office, government service, and corporate boardrooms. The Office also litigates cases of fraud and theft from Medicare, the V.A., H.U.D., and other agencies.
Students work on criminal prosecutions assisting a Duquesne University School of Law alumnus. Placements include the potential for work on a jury trial. Positions are full-time, unpaid, for 10 weeks, with students eligible to earn up to six law school credits or arranged without credit.
Externship Opportunities in the US Attorney’s Office and the DOJ
The Commercial Litigation Branch both brings claims on behalf of the United States and defends claims brought against the U.S. Claims can involve billions of dollars in monetary damages. The Branch’s work falls into six major practice areas, each of which is overseen by a section: the Corporate and Financial Litigation Section, the Office of Foreign Litigation, the Fraud Section, the Intellectual Property Section, and the National Courts Section.
Semester placements are full-time, unpaid, for 14 weeks, with students eligible to earn up to 12 credits.
Learn more about all externship opportunities, including other one-semester or summer placement sites in the United States and abroad.