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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Office of Auditor Master, Legal Internship (Unpaid)

Agency:District of Columbia Courts

Job Announcement Number:AM-2013-0002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 to Tuesday, August 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

JS-0099-NA

POSITION INFORMATION:

Unpaid - Per Semester: at least 12 hours per week

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

NA

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S.Citizens or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residency or authorized by Immigration and Naturalization Service to intern in the U.S.  The applicant must have completed his/her first year of law school or be a law school graduate and in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The student must be able to commit a minimum of 12 hours per week throughout the semester. 

JOB 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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must submit to a background and/or security investigation.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have completed his/her first year of law school or be a law graduate.
  • Must have a GPA or 3.0 or better.
  • The internship position is unpaid.

DUTIES:

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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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The applicant must have completed his/her first year of law school or be a law school graduate who desires practical experience to assist in passing the bar or securing legal employment. The student must be able to commit a minimum of 12 hours per week throughout the semester.  Finally, the student will be subjected to an FBI criminal background check

U.S.Citizens or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residency or authorized by Immigration and Naturalization Service to intern in the U.S. 


To qualify based on education, upload copy of unofficial transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

The applicant must have completed his/her first year of law school or be a law school graduate who desires practical experience to assist in passing the bar or securing legal employment.

To qualify for this position, the following must be submitted:
1. Résumé
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of unofficial college transcript or degree)

4. Two letters of recommendation

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For more information about vacancies, visit us on the web at www.dccourts.gov or call 202-879-0496

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.  If minimum qualifications are met, each applicant's experience, education and training will be rated using a Vacancy Questionnaire.  
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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No benefits are offered.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is an unpaid internship.  All required information must be received by the closing date.

Note: You are NOT required to answer core/eligibility questions 3,5,6,7or 8.  You must answer all other core/eligibility questions as well as all the Vacancy Assessment Questions.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Note: You are NOT required to answer core/eligibility questions 3,5,6,7or 8.  You must answer all other core/eligibility questions as well as all the Vacancy Assessment Questions.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. Résumé
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of unofficial college transcript or degree)

4. Letters of recommendation may be required of all applicants who meet minimum qualifications.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Fetneh A. Fleischmann
Phone: 202-879-0496
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: fetneh.fleischmann@dcsc.gov
Agency Information:
District of Columbia Courts
Moultrie Building
500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
20001
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your completed application is received, your qualifications will be evaluated to determine your rating. The qualified candidates will be referred to the internship supervisor in each division for further consideration and possible interview. It is expected that a selection will be made before the start of the internship. All applicants will be notified of the outcome.

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Job Announcement Number:

AM-2013-0002

Control Number:

347617600