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Job Title:Pathways Summer Intern - Law Clerk, CG-0999-07/09

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2013-ATLP-0028

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$44,322.00 to $86,705.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, April 30, 2013 to Tuesday, May 26, 2015




Excepted Service, - Full-time Temporary Appointment, Summer Internship not to exceed 09/30/2013.




2 vacancies - Atlanta, GAView Map


All United States citizens.

Applicants must be enrolled in the first or second year of an American Bar Association accredited law school.  Applicants who have, at least a cumulative (overall) 2.5 grade point average or equivalent. Applicants who are enrolled in post-law school graduate programs may also be considered.  This announcement is open to currently enrolled Juris Doctorate and LL.M candidates.




The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

The FDIC is ranked as the Number #1 best place to work among mid-sized agencies in the Federal Government.

The practice of law at the FDIC reflects the broad nature of the FDIC's work as well as its unique statutory powers. For example, because the FDIC has independent litigating authority, our attorneys practice before virtually all courts. FDIC attorneys develop case strategy, write the briefs and appear in court for arguments. The FDIC's Legal Division is a full service corporate practice providing not only litigation but transactional, regulatory and administrative legal services to the Corporation.



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Interns assigned to the Legal Division will assist attorneys in performing supervised legal research and writing and preparing legal memoranda covering a wide range of topics relating to the operation of the Legal Office. Areas of operation include bank regulatory and consumer compliance matters, litigation and bank receivership matters, and corporate practice.

Bank regulatory and consumer compliance matters

  • Developing, drafting and providing legal opinions on legislation, regulations and policy statements relating to insured depository institutions.
  • Providing guidance on deposit insurance coverage, assessments of insured depository institutions, Federal securities laws, and consumer laws.
  • Providing guidance and advice to foreign countries that are developing deposit insurance programs.
  • Preparing and litigating enforcement cases before administrative law judges and in federal courts.
  • Working closely with bank and review examiners to ensure bank compliance with banking and consumer protection laws and regulations and the continued safety and soundness of insured depository institutions.

Litigation and bank receivership matters

  • Litigating multi-million dollar actions against directors and officers, attorneys and accountants when negligence and malpractice contributed to the downfall of banks.
  • Managing some of the largest civil commercial litigation cases brought by the federal government.
  • Handling complex commercial litigation matters such as those arising out of bond claims, and commercial collection cases.
  • Developing resolution, receivership and marketing strategies for failed banks involving hundreds of millions of dollars in deposits and loans.
  • Coordinating the FDIC's anti-fraud efforts with the Department of Justice, prosecutors and FBI agents across the country in the investigation and prosecution of criminal conduct in the banking and savings and loan industries.
  • Defending the FDIC against challenges to its statutory authority and appeals from its administrative determinations.

Corporate practice

  • Providing legal opinions on a wide range of topics including statutory powers of the FDIC, the role of the FDIC as a federal agency, and corporate governance.
  • Handling labor and employment issues including administrative hearings on employee-related matters and negotiations with the bargaining unit representative.
  • Handling FDIC contracting, including contracting for the services of outside counsel.
  • Managing Legal Division technology.
  • Corporate secretary duties for the Board of Directors.


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Applicants must meet the qualification requirements consistent with OPM qualification standards applicable to the position being filled by the closing date of this announcement and must be currently enrolled in an accredited Juris Doctorate (JD) or LL.M program.

For CG-7:  Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education OR applicants who meet eligibility requirements under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision after completing a bachelor's degree.  Click here for Superior Academic Achievement qualification requirements.

For CG-9:  Completion of all requirements for a master's degree or equivalent degree.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Low Risk Position - National Agency Check Investigation (NACI) required.


Applicants must meet the OPM qualification standards.  Applicants must be in good academic standing and have, at least a cumulative (overall) 2.5 grade point average.  Applicants who are enrolled in post-law school graduate programs may also be considered.  

Your application package must include a resume - to include two letters of reference; cover letter - stating the anticipated date of graduation and availability date; writing sample of reasonable length to demonstrate research, analytical and writing skills; responses to the Assessment Questions in the vacancy announcement; proof of school enrollment  for the upcoming semester; and law school transcripts. These documents will be reviewed to determine qualification requirements.  Applicants will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.  Applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority.

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Interns may be eligible for certain Federal employee benefits.


Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.
To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.


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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents.  Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online.  Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status."  Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


1.  Resume.

2.  Responses to the Assessment Questions in the vacancy announcement.

3.  Two letters of reference.

4.  Cover letter stating anticipated date of graduation and availability date.

5.  Proof of school enrollment for the upcoming semester.

6.  Law school transcripts.  Education must be from an accredited educational institution. For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here.

7.  Writing sample of reasonable length to demonstrate research, analytical and writing skills.

8.  If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here.  Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service (e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.) along with any other required documents.


Pinkie Harrod
Phone: 678-916-2341
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-925-4618
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC Human Resources Branch
10 Tenth Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA
Fax: 000-000-0000


You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status." Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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