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    Summary

    The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is seeking interns for the Winter/Spring 2020 semester.

    OIA returns fugitives to face justice, transfers sentenced persons to serve their sentences in their home countries and obtains essential evidence for criminal investigations and prosecution worldwide by working with domestic partners and foreign counterparts to facilitate the cooperation necessary to enforce the law, advance public safety, and achieve justice.

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    Responsibilities

    Undergraduate (UG), graduate (G), and/or law school (LS) interns serve on the following OIA teams.

    • Cyber (UG): Assists foreign authorities to secure electronic evidence from U.S.-based electronic service providers in support of criminal investigations and prosecutions.
    • Incoming Mutual Legal Assistance (UG, G, and LS): Assists foreign authorities to secure non-electronic evidence (records, interviews, testimony, etc.) in support of criminal investigations and prosecutions.
    • Litigation & Legal Policy (LS): Oversees the litigation of all international extradition matters in U.S. courts, including analyzing extradition requests prior to referral to a U.S. Attorney's Office, participating in extradition matters in active litigation, and developing a nationwide strategy for extradition litigation.
    • Policy, Coordination, and Strategic Engagement (UG, G, and LS): Responsible for developing OIA's positions on important policy, legislative, and multilateral matters and engagements and serves as the coordinating authority for OIA by ensuring that a unified and consistent OIA position is developed for issues and activities involving more than one team.
    • International Prisoner Transfer (UG, G, and LS): Administers the program that allows convicted foreign nationals sentenced in the U.S. and Americans sentenced abroad to transfer to their home country to serve their sentence provided statutory and treaty requirements are satisfied.
    • Management & Administration (UG and G): Conducts project management, business operations, and data analytics support to improve the organization's ability to meet and exceed the demands of our mission.
    • Regional Teams (UG, G and LS): Assists U.S. prosecutors in securing the return of fugitives from the regions below to face justice in the U.S., and coordinates with foreign authorities to share evidence with U.S. prosecutors for use in criminal investigations and prosecutions. Also assists foreign authorities in securing the extradition of fugitives from the U.S. There are five regional teams:
      • Europe & Eurasia
      • Mexico , Central America, & Spanish-speaking Caribbean
      • Asia/Pacific, Africa, & the Middle East
      • Canada & English-speaking Caribbean
      • South America

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
    • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
    • You must be currently enrolled, and in good academic standing, in a full or part-time accredited degree/diploma program.
    • You must have spent less than 24 months (consecutive or non-consecutive) outside the United States in the last 5 years.
    • You must submit a complete application package; Resume and supporting documents (See "How To Apply").

    Qualifications

    To be considered eligible for a volunteer internship applicants must be actively enrolled while participating in the internship. Junior and Senior undergraduate students, graduate students and first- year (second semester) only, second- and third-year law students are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate and graduate students with a strong writing background and an interest in international matters and criminal law may be particularly interested in these positions. Knowledge of a foreign language is desirable but not essential.

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    Additional information

    All internships are UNPAID. The student is considered a volunteer and is not entitled to benefits, compensation, or overtime during any portion of this assignment; however, a transportation benefit may be provided depending on availability of funds. The volunteer is subject to the federal statutory and regulatory provisions that govern ethical and other standards of conduct, conflicts of interest, suitability, security, and limitations on political activity.

    Academic or work-study credit possible.

    EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    The Office of International Affairs will notify you directly if you have been selected for an interview.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    See "How to Apply"

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

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    How to Apply

    Email OIAIntern@usdoj.gov with the following information:

    • Subject line: : Semester of internship; Education level; Preferred OIA Team (Example: Spring 2020; UG; Cyber)
    • Attachments: Resume (GPA and/or class rank), Transcript(s), writing sample (5 pages or less), two references (contact info for each), and cover letter (optional)

    Agency contact information

    OIA Operations

    Address

    Office of International Affairs
    c/o Human Resources
    1331 F. Street NW, Suite 300
    Washington, DC 30004
    US
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    OIA is focused on keeping Americans safe at home and abroad by ensuring criminals are held accountable for their actions regardless of where in the world they may be hiding. As DOJ's nerve center for international criminal law enforcement coordination, OIA's efforts in pursuit of this aim are carried out through four principal works streams: extradition and removal of fugitives, international evidence gathering, providing legal advice to DOJ leadership and prosecutors, and international relations and treaty matters.

    OIA is made up of a diverse group of experienced professionals, including many former federal and state prosecutors. OIA is organized into regional teams that cover geographical areas of the world, and specialized teams that handle issues and case work requiring subject-matter expertise. The teams are proficient on a range of policy, legislative, and litigation issues concerning international criminal investigation and prosecution.

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    Next steps

    The Office of International Affairs will notify you directly if you have been selected for an interview.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492065100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.