University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Legal Career Toolkit – How to Research Jobs in Government

Federal Jobs

US Department of Justice accepts online applications only.

  • The DOJ has 33 components that range from the Bureau of Prisons to the Foreign Claims Settlement Division. See their chart with practice areas and corresponding DOJ components.
  • For 2Ls and 3Ls

Presidential Management Fellows Program accepts online applications only.

  • Program is for all graduate students, not just law students
  • Focus is on policy work, and they look for students with policy work experience.
  • The Nominating Official for the PMF program at UNH School of Law is John T. Broderick Jr.
  • For 3Ls only

Government Jobs Handbook (Password required)

  • For 2Ls and 3Ls
  • Contains job description, agency contact information and deadlines
  • Available in hard copy in the Career Services office

Public Service Law Network also lists many government jobs.

Equal Justice Works Job Fair

  • Many state and federal agencies participate includes job listings on Capitol Hill, some of which are legal or law-related.

State Government Jobs

There are no set hiring dates for state government jobs. The best way to find a job is to contact an attorney within the agency where you want to work. To find the listing of state agencies go to the home page of the state which can be easily found via your favorite search engine. Frequently, state government summer jobs are not paid.

See Government Jobs Handbook (Password required) for a partial listing of state government openings for law students.

Search terms must contain 3 or more characters.