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NNSA's Office of General Counsel has temporary positions for law students in the summer and during the spring and fall semesters.

  • Summer: 2 part-time paid (GS-9) 10-week, full-time (schedule flexible) 2018 Summer Legal Internship Program. Application deadline: Oct. 31 or earlier.
  • Spring: 1 or 2 unpaid, part-time externships. Application deadline: Sept. 1 or earlier.
  • Fall: 1 or 2 unpaid, part-time externships. Application deadline: June 1 or earlier.

In all cases, the program may lead to permanent job offers, but there is no guarantee of future employment.


Minimum 2.0 GPA, legal research and writing skills, and demonstrated interest in national security matters


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample (3 pages maximum). The Deputy General Counsel reviews each application and in-person (preferred) and telephonic interviews are conducted.

Final interviews occur in January; offers are extended shortly thereafter.

Apply to:

Deputy General Counsel, NNSA