Federal Government Agencies

E.g. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.



There are a variety of federal government agencies doing a range of legal work. There are many resources online that you can use to try to determine which agency you would like to work for. Check out these links below to start learning what it would be like to work at a federal agency, and how to become most competitive for that position. 



Jumpstart Your Government Job Search

Government Honors & Internship Handbook

Federal Agencies by Practice Area

USA Jobs

Leadership Directory (Federal Yellow Book)

Washington Information Directory


Department of Justice


The Department of Justice is the biggest legal employer in the world! Many DOJ attorneys get their start through the DOJ Honors Program, while others are directly hired after cultivating experience litigating or in a specific area of law.

Resources: DOJ Field Offices By State; DOJ Practice Areas; DOJ Attorney Vacancies and Volunteer Legal Internships