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Since 1933, no depositor has ever lost a penny of FDIC-insured funds

Legal Division Honors Program

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I hear from you about an interview?
We intend to begin our interviews for the 2020 program in October, 2019. We contact prospective interviewees by telephone beginning in September.
How will I know if my application is being considered?
We consider all applications to be "live" until we send you a letter indicating that we are no longer considering your application.
I live far from Washington. Do you reimburse for travel to Washington if I am interviewed?
Yes. Because we conduct all of the Program interviews at our Washington, DC, headquarters we reimburse you at the government rate for travel. Details will be provided to you at the time you are invited for your interview.
When will you make offers to successful applicants?
For the 2020 program we can make offers any time from October 2019 through early January 2020 unless you are otherwise notified by letter.
How are offers made?
We first make "tentative" offers by telephone, followed by a letter which includes an application form used for the required background check. Assuming the background check reveals no problems, we then send a formal offer letter with proposed grade and salary. This process can take at least one month.
To whom should I address my cover letter?
You may address your cover letter to the "Honors Attorney Program Coordinator."
Do you pay relocation expenses?
The FDIC does not pay relocation expenses under the Honors Attorney Program.
What is the salary for an Honors Attorney?
Currently the beginning salary level for a new law school graduate in the Honors Program in Washington, DC is $104,910. Graduates with an advanced legal degree and judicial clerkship experience may start at a higher salary. Pay rates for 2020 will be set in early 2020.
What are your employee benefits?
The FDIC provides a very comprehensive benefits package, including a wide variety of health plan offerings under the Federal Employee Health Benefits program, transit subsidy, bar dues reimbursement, on-site fitness center, life insurance coverage, dental and vision coverage, and a tax-deferred 401(k) and Thrift Savings Programs with matching Corporation contributions. Program participants will also receive 10 paid federal holidays and thirteen (13) days each of annual leave and sick leave a year

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