Job Overview

Summary

**Area of Consideration **

Students considered must work within the commuting area of the location of the position. Generally, this is identified as the area within which employees can be reasonably expected to commute daily between their residence and the duty station.

 

Are you looking for a unique internship opportunity to gain valuable work experience? An internship with the Department of the Air Force offers challenging work, and the satisfaction of knowing you've made a difference. We're offering you an exciting opportunity to gain "real world" experience as an Intern in the Pathways Program. 

 

This is a Pathways Student Internship opportunity managed by the Force Renewal Program and centrally funded by the Air Force's Central Salary Account (CSA).   The Internship offers valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study.   This is your opportunity to begin a successful Federal civilian career with the United States Air Force.   As an Intern, you will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a successful career with the US Air Force and upon completing your degree and meeting conversion eligibility requirements, be eligible for placement in a permanent position.   However, it is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee you will be offered a permanent position.   The length of Internship is normally two years or when you complete your academic program and degree requirements.

 

 

Duties

This internship is to provide a learning opportunity for a student enrolled in a field of study relating to their career path, to enhance their future goals and improve their knowledge with work experience in a working environment.

Duties:

1.    Performs selected tasks and phases of routine studies and projects that require application of occupational field theory and principals in the technical area of law.

2.    Participates with senior personnel in conducting non-routine projects

3.    Provides assistance in planning, monitoring and conducting special studies, projects and initiatives.

The duties above are basic for a law intern; but, to further define the duties of this position, they are as follows: 

     SAF/GCA is responsible for the all fiscal (appropriations), ethics, administrative law and civilian personnel policy matters for the Air Force at the strategic level.  The successful candidate will perform complex paralegal level duties for the assigned SAF/GCA attorney including compiling administrative records; evaluating matters assigned so to advise assigned attorney on status, issues, and projections; interacting with SAF/GCA attorneys and clients regarding assigned matters; participating in meetings with clients and counsel; and drafting and revising legal memoranda, research papers, reports and proposed legislation.  As directed by the supervising attorney, the successful applicant will draft responses to client inquiries, outside counsel correspondence, and inquiries by Air Force or other DOD program or legal personnel.  With minimal supervision, candidate will research issues and draft responses to congressional inquiries falling under the SAF/GCA area of practice and assist with answering FOIA requests. 

 

 GS-07 Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA)

·         Knowledge of basic occupational theory, principles, concepts, and practices in the technical area of law.

·         Skill in applying basic occupational theory, principles, concepts, and practices sufficient to perform student trainee assignments.

·         Ability to learn to follow instructions and guidance to complete assigned tasks and communicate information to others in oral or written format.

·         Ability to learn how to analyze problems, identify significant factors, gather and interpret pertinent data, and apply established rules and procedures in order to recommend effective solutions.

·         Ability to learn and apply basic investigative techniques to accomplish work in the subject-matter field.

·         Ability to learn how to gather and analyze basic facts, information, and data, and draw conclusions.

GS-09 Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA)

·         Knowledge of occupational theory, principles, concepts, and practices in the technical area of law.

·         Skill in applying occupational theory, principles, concepts, and practices sufficient to perform student trainee assignments.

·         Ability to follow instructions and guidance to complete assigned tasks and communicate information to others in oral or written format.

·         Ability to analyze problems, identify significant factors, gather and interpret pertinent data, and apply established rules and procedures in order to recommend effective solutions.

·         Ability to apply investigative techniques to accomplish work in legal field.

·         Ability to gather and analyze basic facts, information, and data, and draw conclusions.