Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by Congress in 1934 to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system. To accomplish this mission, the FDIC insures deposits; examines and supervises financial institutions for safety, soundness, and consumer protection; makes large and complex financial institutions resolvable; and manages receiverships.


At the FDIC, we work behind the scenes to ensure financial safety for depositors across America. The world of banking is changing, and so is the FDIC. We are addressing the new realities of 21st century banking, and we are spearheading new initiatives to support employees, from professional programs to workforce diversity initiatives. Our legal practice is  varied and diverse in support of the core business lines mentioned above. The FDIC is routinely ranked one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.

The FDIC Legal Division is headquartered in our Washington, DC and Arlington, VA offices with attorneys in our regional and area offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, MO, New York City and San Francisco as well.

There are three ways the FDIC hires attorneys: the Honors Attorney Program, a prestigious 2-year rotational program for new law graduates, the Legal Intern Program and the intermittent hiring of experienced attorneys. We hire qualified enrolled students in accredited J.D. or LL.M programs for paid legal internships during the school year and summer. Postings for the Legal Intern Program and experienced attorneys are on www.usajobs.gov when available. The Honors Attorney Program generally accepts applications during the late summer and September each year. For more information, visit https://www.fdic.gov/about/careers/student-opportunities/legal-division-honors-program.html.