About the Office: The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut is seeking applications from attorneys who are willing to accept an unpaid temporary position that offers a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to the office while also obtaining litigation experience and conducting trials. Successful applicant will serve as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) with responsibilities that include researching legal issues, drafting briefs, conducting hearings and trials, and attending judicial proceedings. This position may continue for up to one year. The SAUSA will not be hired by this office as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the conclusion of their SAUSA term. However, they may apply for AUSA positions in the office after completing their service as a SAUSA.Well, I suppose that is one way to keep the Federal budget down. I wonder if folks in this program drop out of unemployment numbers? How will their law schools report their employment status?
Number of Positions/Location: One
Criminal Division, Hartford, CT - Firearms Prosecutions
Qualifications: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, possess a J.D. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, and be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction).
Salary: Position is without compensation. Note that employees of the Department of Justice, including uncompensated SAUSAs, may not engage in the compensated practice of law outside of the office.
Though this isn't titled as an "internship", it seems like they expect folks who graduated from law school to work as prosecutors, for free, for up to a year.
I never knew such a practice existed.
If our government were run for profit, I suppose the DoL would be investigating the DoJ for such practices.