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    The Information Technology Office (ITO) works with each of the other divisions within the Federal Judicial Center: Research, Education, History, and International Relations. ITO consists of an applications development team, systems team, and a technical support team. The internship can include work with any of the technology teams. Assignments will depend on the active projects at the time of the internship.

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    The primary duties and responsibilities of the Information Technology Intern is to assist staff through the following kinds of activities (responsibilities may vary depending on need):

    • Assist in the planning and delivery of live web conferences.
    • Attend program planning and team meetings.
    • Carry out a range of technical and office support activities.
    • Create basic applications (e.g., Drupal, HTML).
    • Conduct research and write summary reports on current technical topics.
    • Connect PCs, Macs, tablets, phones and other devices to WiFi and static internet.
    • Develop PowerPoint presentations on technology topics.
    • Double-check A/V equipment in the FJC auditorium, conference and training rooms for use by the Center.
    • Interact with judicial employees and/or officers nationwide, via telephone, email, intranet and in-person.
    • Organize and inventory software/hardware assets.
    • Provide A/V and IT technical support for programs and meetings (this includes serving as an in-room technician).
    • Provide assistance to Center staff who may require help when developing presentations, using applications such as MS Office Suite, and other technology requests.
    • Provide direct first-level support on a variety of software and hardware platforms: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Drupal, Macs, PCs, iPads, and iPhones.
    • Record sessions.
    • Regression testing.
    • Write technical handouts and reference guides.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a United States Citizen, subject to the exceptions enumerated at http://www.uscourts.gov/careers.
    • Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
    • Relatives of Center staff members may not be employed at the Center in any capacity.
    • All requirements must be met for full consideration.
    • The Center does not provide housing or transportation.


    Ability to engage with and complete the activities listed in position description.


    Students currently enrolled and seeking an undergraduate degree at a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis.

    Additional information

    Interns are limited a maximum of 39 hours a week.

    Benefits are not applicable for this position.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    For applicants to be considered all of the following materials must be included in their application packets: cover letter, resume, transcript, and at least one letter of recommendation.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    For applicants to be considered all of the following materials must be included in their application packets: cover letter, resume, transcript, and at least one letter of recommendation.

    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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    How to Apply

    Please send all application materials to:


    Fall Semester dates: September - December: Fall Semester application deadline: mid June
    Spring Semester dates: January - April: Spring Semester application deadline: mid October
    Summer Semester dates: May - August: Summer Semester application Deadline: mid March

    Agency contact information

    Tracy Keels


    Federal Judicial Center
    One Columbus Circle, NE
    Washington, DC 20002
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    The purpose of the Federal Judicial Center is to further the development and adoption of improved judicial administration in the courts of the United States, primarily through rigorous and objective research and education. Congress established the Center in 1967 as a separate organization within the federal judicial system at the request of the Judicial Conference of the United States. A nine-member board, chaired by the Chief Justice of the United States, determines the Center's basic policies.

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