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2017 Thomas J. Tourish Memorial Endowed Fund Internship

The Thomas J. Tourish, Jr. P'11 Memorial Endowed Fund, established by Deborah L. Dokken, P'11, honors her late husband, Thomas J. Tourish, Jr. P'11, and provides two F&M students with the opportunity to work as interns during the summer with the US Attorney's Office, District of Columbia.


About Thomas J. Tourish, Jr. P'11:

Mr. Thomas J. Tourish, Jr. P'11, father of Jeremy A. Tourish '11, served as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia for 25 years. The Tourish Memorial Endowed Fund was created in his memory and is designed to further his dedication to the law and public service.  

About the Internship:

Two F&M interns will work in the US Attorney's Office office from the first Monday in June through the second week in August and will be provided with a stipend of $1,500. 

The interns are expected to have the opportunity to participate in some or all of the following:

  • Assist Assistant U.S. Attorneys in case preparation
  • Conduct legal research on a broad range of criminal justice issues
  • Help with management of legal projects
  • Serve other needs of the office
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current Junior (rising Senior) in good standing
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Interest in public service and the law
  • Available to US Citizens only 
  • Ability to obtain security clearance (*Note that the security clearance process will inquire as to prior drug and alcohol use.  Finalists will be required to meet with the Director of Legal Professions Advising and go over security clearance questions and other forms.  Finalists not able to pass a background check will be disqualified from this opportunity).  

Application Process:
Please submit the following to Office of Legal Professions Advising ( located in the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development:

  • Cover letter expressing your interest in the internship, addressed to the United States Attorney's Office
  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • Transcript (*official transcripts will need to be sent to the US Attorney's Office)
  • *You may submit a letter of recommendation but it is not required

Security Clearance: The positions require the ability to obtain security clearance.  If you are accepted, you will be expected to respond timely to any requests so that your security clearance can be processed expeditiously.  Any delay in the security clearance process may result in revocation of an internship offer.  

No longer accepting applications.

Interviews may be conducted by F&M as part of the selection process