WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor invites outstanding recent law school graduates with a passion for public service to apply for its two-year Honors Program and earn unique experience in one of the federal government’s preeminent legal offices.

The Office of the Solicitor includes approximately 550 attorneys who enforce and interpret labor standards and laws governing occupational and mine safety and health, civil rights, pension and health benefits, and other labor-related issues. Honors Program attorneys work either at the department’s Washington, D.C. national headquarters or in one of its regional offices. Upon program completion, Honors Program attorneys may continue their careers in one of the solicitor’s national or regional offices.

In fall 2022, the department plans to hire approximately 12 attorneys to begin the Honors Program. To be eligible, applicants must graduate from law school in spring or summer of 2021 or finish a fellowship or judicial clerkship in time to start the Honors Program in September 2022. Selection is highly competitive; academic achievement, writing skills, law review or moot court experience, clinic or extracurricular activities, and demonstrated interest in government service or public interest law will be factors in the selection process. 

Apply to join the Honors Program in the Office of the Solicitor of Labor on USAJOBS.gov. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sept. 13, 2021.

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