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    The District of Columbia Courts consists of the Court of Appeals, the Superior Court, and the Court System. DC Courts constitutes the Judicial Branch of the District of Columbia Government, and is separate and distinct from the Executive and Legislative Branches. The Courtroom Support and Quality Control Branch is responsible for the management, operation and quality assurance of all courtrooms in the Family Court Operations Division. This position is open for the Spring semester. 


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    This position is an unpaid internship. The interns major duties are below:

    • Assists the courtroom clerks with the management and operations of the courtroom.
    • Checks in attorneys and parties.
    • Makes and distributes copies of court orders.
    • Scans pleadings and other court documents.
    • Maintains confidentiality of sealed and confidential case types.
    • Updates official court record; transports case files.
    • Assists judicial officers, management and staff as needed.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0099 General Student Trainee

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must submit to a background and/or security investigation
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Must be enrolled as a degree - seeking student
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better
    • Must commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week.

    To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:

    1. Résumé
    2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
    3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of unofficial college transcript)

    All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


    Applicant must be in the third or fourth year of their undergraduate program or enrolled in a graduate program. The student must be in good standing at their university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and able to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week throughout the semester.

    Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required.  If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.  

    The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.


    To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.
    Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

    Additional information

    This position is an unpaid internship. All required information must be received by the closing date.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the volunteer intern program. If minimum requirements are met, each applicants experience, education and training will be rated using the Vacancy Questionnaire.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    1. Résumé
    2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
    3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of unofficial college transcript)

    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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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    No benefits are offered.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Afterward, click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    Agency contact information

    Chantel Adams








    District of Columbia Courts
    Moultrie Building
    500 Indiana Avenue, NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001
    United States
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    The District of Columbia Courts offers students interested in law, public administration, criminal justice, and social services a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience. The unpaid internship program places students in their desired area of interest so that they may gain hands-on experience in one of the nation's busiest courthouses. Once immersed in a division, students have the chance to learn about the work done in their field of interest.

    Next steps

    Once the completed application is received, your qualifications will be evaluated to determine your rating. The Human Resources Division will refer qualified candidates to the internship supervisor in the division for further consideration and possible interview. All applicants will be notified of the outcome.

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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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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526396800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.