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Legal Division Honors Attorney Program

Last Updated: September 10, 2020

How to Apply

Your complete application should include the following:

  • Cover letter stating anticipated date of graduation or availability.
  • Resume, which should include law school GPA and undergraduate GPA. The resume may exceed one page and should emphasize honors, awards and achievements achieved during law school and undergraduate school. The resume may exceed one page in length.
  • Writing sample of 15 pages or less.*
  • Two references. Include email address and daytime phone number.
  • Law school transcript, official or unofficial in a format generated by the law school (photocopy acceptable), and class rank, if possible, for all law schools attended. Include an explanation of any unusual grading system. Self-prepared transcripts cannot be submitted in lieu of a law school transcript.

*An appropriate writing sample should demonstrate the candidate’s research, analytical, and writing skills, (i.e., organization, grammar, spelling, and persuasiveness). Applicants should not submit an edited work, such as a published law review article or opinion issued by a court; however, a draft that is totally your work (i.e., not edited by anyone other than you) is acceptable.

To submit your application, complete the Honors Attorney Program Application form.

Applications will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor.

The FDIC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact Dawn D. Johnson, Administrative Specialist, at (703) 562-2626.

For more information, email your questions to

Privacy Act Statement

The Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. § 1819) and Executive Order 9397, as amended, authorize the collection of this information. The purpose for collecting this information is to evaluate your qualifications for employment by the FDIC. Furnishing this information is voluntary but failure to provide the requested information in whole or in part may delay or prevent further processing of your application for employment. The information you provide may be furnished to appropriate Federal, state, local or foreign law enforcement authorities; to a court, administrative tribunal, or a party in litigation; to contractors, agents and other third parties as authorized by law, and in accordance with any of the other routine uses described in the FDIC Honors Attorney Applicant Records (FDIC-30-64-0001) System of Records. A complete copy of this System of Records is available at If you have questions or concerns about the collection or use of the information, you may contact the FDIC’s Chief Privacy Officer at

Honors Attorney Program Key Dates

  • August 1, 2020: Application opens.
  • September 30, 2020, 11:59pm, EDT: Application deadline. You must have your application and all materials submitted by this date and time.
  • Early October: Interview candidates selected.
  • Mid-October to early November: Interview period.
  • Mid-November to late January: Offers extended.