Job Overview



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 Cooperative Education Program (Co-op).   The opportunity is intended to provide valuable work experience for students interested in a public service career.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program.  The student will have an opportunity to gain experience in a high energy, professional office environment, enhance their customer service skills, and improve his or her writing, research, analytical, logical, and multi-tasking skills.  Students are expected to work 20 hours per week during the school year and 40 hours per week (full-time) during the summer.  Students will be appointed on a temporary basis with the duration to be determined based on the academic program.  Upon graduation and successful completion of academic requirements, the AO may non-competitively convert a Co-op student to a permanent appointment.

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.   


The Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) is seeking a Cooperative Education Student to work on a variety of projects to support and enhance the effectiveness of service provided by the OLA.


Specific duties and projects for this position will include:

•Providing staff support to OLA attorneys and paralegal specialist;
•Assisting in the entry of archival material into the OLA legislative library database and files;
•Receiving, screening, and referring callers and visitors to appropriate staff members;
•Conducting legal and legislative research;
•Attending congressional hearings and briefing OLA attorneys;
•Assisting a Judicial Conference Committee;
•Opening, reviewing, logging, copying and distributing incoming mail; and 
•Formatting, printing, copying and assembling office publications.