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Legal Intern Program

Last Updated: January 16, 2024

How to Apply

A complete application package should include all of the following:

  • Cover letter stating the anticipated date of graduation and availability date;
  • Resume;
  • Responses to the Assessment Questions in the vacancy announcement;
  • The names of two references (at least one from academia) including email addresses and daytime phone numbers;
  • A writing sample of a reasonable length *;
  • Proof of enrollment for upcoming semester.

* An appropriate writing sample should demonstrate research, analytical and writing skills, (i.e., organization, grammar, spelling and persuasiveness). Do not submit edited work, such as a published law review article; however a draft that is totally your work is acceptable.

Current vacancy announcements are located at: Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed on the announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Applications will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, 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, or who require more information should contact John Morris at (703) 562-6407.

Privacy Act Statement

The FDIC is authorized to request this information from you by 12 U.S.C § 1819 and Executive Order 9397. The purpose for collecting the information is to evaluate your qualifications for employment by the FDIC. Furnishing the requested information is voluntary, but failure to provide the requested information may delay or prohibit the processing of your application. The information you provide may be furnished to third parties, including law enforcement authorities, as authorized by law, or used according to any of the other routine uses described in the FDIC Attorney and Legal Intern Applicant Records (30-64-0001) System of Records.