summer internship: USAO-NDCA vs. CA AG

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Which internship should I accept?

USAO Civil
2
67%
USAO Criminal
1
33%
AG
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 3

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summer internship: USAO-NDCA vs. CA AG

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:26 am

I have interviewed with one department in the California AG's Office [in San Francisco] and been offered positions in both the civil & criminal divisions of the USAO-NDCA. Assuming the choice is between the three...

- Is there any advantage in picking the civil division over the criminal, or vice versa? Would one be looked upon more favorably by future employers?

- Between the USAO (either division) and the AG, does one stand out any more than the other?


Background: I am not gunning for BigLaw (and my recently released grades might put me out of contention for that anyhow, hah...) and am instead hoping for a career in [public sector/government] litigation.

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Re: summer internship: USAO-NDCA vs. CA AG

Postby Voyager » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:I have interviewed with one department in the California AG's Office [in San Francisco] and been offered positions in both the civil & criminal divisions of the USAO-NDCA. Assuming the choice is between the three...

- Is there any advantage in picking the civil division over the criminal, or vice versa? Would one be looked upon more favorably by future employers?

- Between the USAO (either division) and the AG, does one stand out any more than the other?


Background: I am not gunning for BigLaw (and my recently released grades might put me out of contention for that anyhow, hah...) and am instead hoping for a career in [public sector/government] litigation.


Criminal is more fun and more prestigious. USAO also better than the AG by quite a lot.

Being an AUSA is a rather big deal. Working as an intern in a USAO gives you a leg up on eventually becoming an AUSA and is much more impressive to employers than going to the AG's office.




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