Monday, June 6, 2016

Air Force JAG Fall Externship

The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps is seeking applications for their 2016 fall unpaid internship/externship program at participating Air Force installations across the country. The Air Force JAG Corps provides full-spectrum legal advice to military commanders. As an intern or extern, you will gain hands-on experience in diverse areas of legal practice while learning more about the Air Force and the JAG Corps. The program is an excellent way to gain exposure to substantive legal work while serving alongside active duty Air Force Judge Advocates. Positions are available for full-time or part-time work for 16 weeks during the 2016 fall semester.

Interns/externs work under attorney supervision in numerous practice areas of the JAG Corps including:
  • Preparing criminal and civil cases by conducting legal research, writing briefs and opinions, conducting investigations and interviewing witnesses
  • Assisting attorneys who counsel and represent Airmen, their family members and retirees in personal legal matters in areas such as family law, estate planning, landlord-tenant law, tax, bankruptcy, immigration and naturalization law, and military administrative law
  • Supporting attorneys in other areas, such as federal tort claims, government procurement law, employment law, international law, environmental law and operational law
Interns/externs must be able to work part-time (16+hrs) or full-time for up to 40 hours a week for 16 weeks and must pay for their travel to and from the job location and be able to secure housing. No housing allowance will be provided.

How to Apply:
  • Applications should be submitted to Air Force Judge Advocate General, Professional Development Directorate no later than 24 Jun 2016
  • Email the application to
  • Combine all requested documents into one PDF in the order listed below in the application package instructions
  • The email subject line and the name of the PDF MUST be labeled “Last name, First name, 2016 Fall externship application”
Application Package Instructions (submit the following documents in the below order):
  • Resume (1 page)
  • Memorandum describing: 
    • Your availability during the semester
    • List of the top 5 Air Force bases where you would like to extern
    • Privacy act waiver that states, “I agree to the use of my Privacy Act Information in the USAF externship application process. I understand those transmitting personal information will exercise caution and adequately safeguard it in accordance with applicable Air Force instructions.”
    • Legible copies of undergraduate and law school transcripts (unofficial accepted)
    • Personal statement (limited to one page, double-spaced, 1 inch margins,11 point font)
    • Writing sample (5 pages or less)
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Memorandum (limited to one page, double-spaced,1 inch margins, 11 point font)
    • Full length photo (head to toe in professional attire)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA) Response Questions:
  • Your memorandum response to the KSA questions is limited to one page, double-spaced with 1-inch margins
  • You are not required to restate the questions
  • Your response can simply number your responses (i.e. Response #1 and Response #2)
    • KSA Question #1: Discuss your experience performing legal research and your familiarity with various computer systems and associated peripheral equipment to perform legal research
    • KSA Question #2: Discuss your skills and experience in identifying and understanding legal issues, options, and recommending various courses of action.
For questions about the program or application process, please contact Capt Justina “Tia” O. Hooper, Chief of Recruiting for the US Air Force JAG Corps at 1-800-JAG-USA or