The FDIC Honors Attorney Program (HAP) is a selective 2-year developmental entry-level program for outstanding law school graduates and recent judicial clerks. The HAP provides in-depth knowledge and a unique level of participation in the diverse legal practice at the FDIC. Honors Attorneys participate in a series of 3-month rotations and are given substantial individual responsibility and professional growth opportunities. Honors Attorneys are provided with work assignments designed to expose them to different areas of FDIC legal practice, which includes corporate, banking supervision, litigation, legislative, fintech, employment, and contracting disciplines.
Honors Attorneys tackle important and interesting matters, including:
*Compensation in 2020:
Starting salary for new law school graduates in the Honors Attorney Program in 2020 is $105,891. Graduates with an advanced legal degree or judicial clerkship may start at a higher salary. Salaries for 2021 will be set in early 2021.
*Includes locality pay adjustment for the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Additional Information: Bar membership must be acquired within 14 months of appointment or the appointment terminates. While permanent appointment cannot be guaranteed upon HAP completion, successful completion of the HAP may lead to a permanent appointment in the FDIC’s Legal Division. For more information, contact HonorsAttorneyProgram@fdic.gov. Apply online via https://www.fdic.gov/about/careers/student-opportunities/legal-division-honors-program.html