Job Overview

Summary

The District of Columbia Courts offer 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.

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 mission of the Office of Auditor Master is to assist the judiciary and parties in actions filed in the D.C. Superior Court by expeditiously stating accounts for persons under the authority of the Court who have defaulted in their fiduciary responsibilities and by resolving controversies involving complex financial computations and transactions in the Civil, Probate, and Tax Divisions and Family Court. 

Pursuant to Orders of Reference, the auditor master conducts evidentiary hearings at which testimony is taken under oath.  Upon conclusion of all hearings, the auditor-master prepares and files with the Court a report, which includes findings of fact and /or conclusions of law.

Duties

This is an unpaid internship.  In this position, the intern will assist the auditor-master in processing cases in the areas of probate, tax and family law.

  • Attends and participates in evidentiary hearings;
  • Researches legal problems and prepares memoranda for the auditor-master;
  • Assists in resolving legal issues affecting the audit and stating of accounts;
  • Assists in the preparation of reports, which includes findings of fact and conclusions of law.