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Legal Setting: Government

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WEB RESOURCES

General Information and Career Guides

Directories

Internship Postings

  • The Government Honors and Internship Handbook (requires password) includes listings for summer positions with federal government agencies.
  • Department of Justice Volunteer Internships: Besides its paid Summer Intern Program, the DOJ offers unpaid internships in US Attorney offices around the country, as well as Department offices in Washington DC.
  • Internships USA (requires password), has the following government internship books related to federal government:
    • For the Prosecution: Internships with America's Prosecutors
    • Internships with Federal Legal Agencies
    • Washington Internships in Law and Policy
    • The Congressional Internship Book
  • PsJD. Database that allows you to search for available positions by practice and geographic areas of interest. W&L Law students may register; registration is free.
  • Senate Employment Bulletin lists posted internships for the U.S. Senate.
  • House Employment Bulletin lists posted internships for the House of Representatives.
  • HillZoo.com lists internship positions on the Hill.
  • RollCall. Posted Hill positions.
  • The Brad Traverse Group (subscription required) posts positions on and off the Hill in policy, government affairs, and communications.
  • Tom Manatos Jobs (subscription required) posts positions on and off the Hill.
  • The Cloture Club lists internships on the Hill
  • The JAG Corps offers summer internship opportunities. If a student is interested in a post-graduate position with the JAG corps, it is highly recommended to apply to he summer program. Links to each branch's JAG page can be found below.

Full-Time Position Postings

STATE GOVERNMENT WEB RESOURCES

General Information and Career Guides

Directories

Internship Postings

  • The Government Honors and Internship Handbook (requires password), includes internship listings for some state Attorney General offices.
  • Internships USA (requires password), has the following state government internship books
    • For the Prosecution: Internships with America's Prosecutors
    • City/County Attorney Internship Book
  • PSJD database that allows you to search for available positions by practice and geographic areas of interest. W&L Law students may register; registration is free.

Full Time Position Postings

OCP'S Library Resources

Note: If you have trouble finding a resource in OCP's library ask us to help you find it; it could be checked out.

America's Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree, Kimm Alayne Walton

Profiles of several government agencies

 

Book of the States (The), The Council of State Governments, (Vol. 42, 2010)

Up-to-date information on state policies, financials, and more. If you are applying to state legislative positions, this resource can help you research the issues facing state governments.

 

Careers in Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, James T. O'Reilly (2010)

Descriptions of administrative law work, including first-hand accounts of attorneys practicing in various administrative settings, including immigration, education, food and drug, and environmental.

 

Careers in Criminal Law, Ellen Brotman, editor (2010)

First-hand accounts from attorneys in various areas of criminal law practice, including public defense, prosecution, white collar crime, international criminal law, securities fraud, appellate work, and prisoner advocacy.

 

Careers in International Affairs, Maria Pinto Carland & Lisa Gihring, editors (7th ed.)

Includes discussion of international opportunities in the US Government, Foreign Service, Capitol Hill, and the PMF program.

 

Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Government Job (The), Partnership for Public Service (2010)

FBI Careers: The Ultimate Guide to Landing a Job as one of America's Finest, Thomas Ackerman (3rd ed., 2010)

Government Honors and Internship Handbook, University of Arizona — print version of the online publication.

How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover Letters, Application Essays (KSAs), Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More!, Lily Whiteman (2008)

Internships USA Series, Career Education Institute — OCP has print versions of many of the Internship series available on the web:

  • City and County Attorney Internship Book
  • Congressional Internship Book
  • FedLaw Legal Internships with Federal Agencies
  • For the Prosecution: Internships with America's Prosecutors
  • Washington Internships in Law and Policy


Landing a Federal Legal Job: Finding Success in the U.S. Government Job Market, Richard L. Hermann


National Legal Aid and Defender Association Directory
(2009-2010):

Directory of state public defender offices across the country

 

State Directory: Legislative Leadership Committees & Staff, Council of State Governments (2010)

State Directory: Legislative Leadership Committees & Staff, Council of State Governments (2011)

State Directory: Elected Officials, Council of State Governments
(2010)

State Directory: Elected Officials, Council of State Governments (2011)

 

Yellow Book Leadership Directories include the name and contact information of the leadership of various organizations. Note: if the copy in OCP's library is outdated, check the Law Library as they usually have the most up-to-date copy.

  • Congressional Yellow Book(Winter 2002)
  • Federal Yellow Book  (Winter 2010)
  • Government Affairs Yellow Book(Summer 2001)
  • Municipal Yellow Book(Summer 2010)
  • State Yellow Book (Fall 2010)