Job Title:Spring/Summer 2013 Volunteer Legal Intern (Juris Doctorate)
Agency:Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Job Announcement Number:13-OIS-831009
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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|Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to
Monday, February 25, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Part Time 20 hours -
|Few vacancies in the following location:|
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|This announcement is open to currently enrolled Juris Doctorate candidates.|
The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States. The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts.
OPPORTUNITY: The AO is seeking applicants for the Volunteer Student Internship Program. The opportunity is intended to provide valuable work experience and better prepare students interested in a public service career. The AO is presently looking for Juris Doctorate students. The student will have an opportunity to learn about the Federal Judiciary and the Administrative Office. They will also have the opportunity to meet Federal judges as well as Judicial officials from around the world. The internship will provide students with real world experience in researching legal issues and writing memoranda on Supreme Court case law, circuit and court rulings. Additionally, student volunteers are provided with several networking opportunities with fellow interns, agency employees, and other government employers. Past intern events have included:
- A Supreme Court tour and luncheon with AO student interns and Manager for Special Recruitment.
- A roundtable luncheon with a senior attorney to explore future government employment opportunities.
- Training opportunities designed to assist interns in skill development.
- Participation in agency instructor led trainings.
The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the third branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.
- Relatives of current Federal Judicial Branch employees are not eligible.
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program.
- Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
DUTIES:Back to top
Student volunteers will perform a variety of administrative support duties such as:
- Assisting with preparing division staff for international briefings and coordinating meetings of judges and chambers staff;
- Researching issues related to judicial administrative matters, and cite-check published materials;
- Assisting with division attorneys on current projects such as Bankruptcy Clerks' manual revisions;
- Managing various administrative and logistical details of training programs and conferences;
- Assisting with the updating of the civil cause code and criminal citation tables;
- Reviewing case laws and writing practices and procedures for judicial managers;
- Conducting legal and legislative research;
- Attending congressional hearings and briefings;
- Performing general office tasks, such as answering phones, copying, and filing; and
- Assisting in special projects.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
All students in the Volunteer Student Internship program must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree-seeking students, taking at least a half-time academic or technical course load in an accredited 4 year program, or in a post-secondary level program. Students must also be in good academic standing, maintaining a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher. This announcement is open to currently enrolled Juris Doctorate candidates.
Additional Qualification Requirements:
In addition to meeting the BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS, applicants must also:
- Work well in a team environment.
- Have very strong organization and communication skills, and be detailed oriented.
- Have a working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or WordPerfect.
- Have excellent writing, reading and interpersonal skills, and be able to organize a variety of assignments simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on any application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for nonselection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
- All information is subject to verification.
- Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process.
- Selection for this position is contingent upon proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States plus proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information and guidance on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/NonCitizensEmployment#icc. For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, available at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.
- If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if selected, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Should you be selected for an interview, you will be evaluated based upon your responses to questions provided during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions, you should be sure to site specific examples of experience, explain what you did, and the outcome.