Fall/Spring 2024 Law Clerk Opportunities

The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals employs as law clerks a select few high-quality law students for unpaid internships during the Fall and Spring academic semesters. Spring and Fall Law Clerks assist Board Judges by conducting legal research, drafting legal memoranda, preparing analyses of facts, assisting in the preparation of orders and decisions, attending hearings and taking part in mediations.

Academic Credit

A Spring or Fall Law Clerk may receive academic credit for the internship, but it is not required by the Board. Students should check with their law school for information about receiving credit.

Schedule and Work Hours

Spring and Fall Law Clerks are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week for not less than 12 weeks during the Fall or Spring academic semesters. Law clerks are required to work in the Board's offices.


Application Materials

An application package must include the following:

  1. Cover letter stating your reason for seeking an internship with the CBCA, and your relevant academic and other qualifications;
  2. Resume;
  3. Law school transcript (need not be official but should include GPA); and
  4. A legal writing sample no longer than 10 double-spaced pages.

How To Apply

Applicants must submit their application materials by e-mail to intern.application@cbca.gov. Please put your name in the subject line of your e-mail message. Application materials MUST be in .pdf format only. Applications received in formats other than .pdf (e.g., .doc or .docx) will not be opened and will be deleted without consideration.


The Board accepts applications during the time intervals indicated below. The later date is the deadline by which the application package must be received by the Board to be considered.

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the final day of the application period.

If an application is received outside of the time periods noted above, it will not be opened and will be deleted without further consideration.


For More Information

Please send inquiries to intern.application@cbca.gov.

Equal Opportunity Employer