Law Student Internships (Headquarters)

Summer Intern Program

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) offers a volunteer summer internship program for law students.  Students selected as summer interns will work in Washington, D.C., in one of the following offices:

  • Assistant General Counsel for Banking and Finance
  • Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement and Intelligence
  • Assistant General Counsel for General Law, Ethics and Regulation
  • Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs
  • Office of Tax Legislative Counsel
  • International Tax Counsel
  • Benefits Tax Counsel
  • Chief Counsel, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
  • Chief Counsel, Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Chief Counsel, Office of Financial Research
  • Chief Counsel, Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • Chief Counsel, United States Mint

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The internship program offers an opportunity for students to improve research and writing skills, observe the practice of law in a major federal agency, and learn about the wide range of substantive areas of the law that Treasury lawyers and their clients encounter.  We expect a 10-week commitment from our summer interns.

Treasury’s Legal Division is committed to attracting candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences with first-rate academic and professional credentials.  We seek candidates who possess a strong work ethic, demonstrate a genuine interest in the mission of Treasury, exhibit an attitude of cooperation, dedication, and integrity, and are comfortable working with and presenting views to senior lawyers and policymakers at Treasury.  Candidates must inspire confidence through substantive excellence, effective oral and written communication, critical analysis, and the exercise of good judgment.  We look for team builders with strong interpersonal skills who are adept at building positive relationships with clients and colleagues.

Applications and Inquiries

Applications for summer internship positions require a cover letter, resume, and transcript.  Please select one or two offices from those listed above for which you would like to be considered for a summer internship, and please state your office preferences in your cover letter.  Please email your cover letter, resume, and transcript in PDF format to, addressed to the attention of Martha Chacon-Ospina, Summer Internship Program, Office of the General Counsel, Room 2000, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20220-0001.  Applicants who are invited to interview may be asked to submit a writing sample.

The application deadline for internships for the summer of 2024 is December 15, 2023.

We appreciate your interest in our program.