Job Title: Summer Honors Legal Intern - 2LJob Announcement Number: BCP-D-2013-0004
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year
Thursday, August 22, 2013 to
Thursday, September 12, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Excepted Service - Temporary -
MANY vacancies -
Washington, DC, US View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All Qualified Candidates
OUR MISSION: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces a variety of Federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The FTC seeks to ensure that the nations' markets function competitively and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions. The FTC also works to enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by eliminating marketing acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive. The FTC conducts economic analysis to support its law enforcement efforts and to contribute to the policy deliberations of the Agency, the Congress, the Executive Branch, and other organizations.
The FTC, Bureau of Consumer Protection is now hiring second year law students for its 2014 Summer Honors Legal Internship Program. We are looking for highly motivated law students with an interest in working with the following divisions: Marketing Practices, Advertising Practices, Financial Practices, Enforcement, and Privacy and Identity Protection.
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Temporary position (Summer 2014).
- Must attend an accredited law school.
- Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
DUTIES:Back to top
We offer substantive legal work that gives interns an opportunity to demonstrate their writing, analytical, and advocacy skills. The small size of the program enables interns to be fully integrated onto investigative teams and take on meaningful assignments with significant responsibility. Assignments may include: drafting pleadings, discovery requests and responses; appearing at hearings and depositions with Bureau of Consumer Protection attorneys; attending meetings with parties and their outside counsel; leading interview calls and summarizing findings through written reports; reviewing documents; and researching a wide range of legal issues.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Students must have completed two years of law school by the beginning of the 2014 summer.
Students must be continuing in legal studies throughout the summer and/or into the Fall of 2014 to be eligible.
Students graduating in the Spring of 2014 are not eligible.
THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ALONG WITH YOUR RESUME AND ARE REQUIRED AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION.
- Cover letter indicating your interest in the Bureau of Consumer Protection
- Short writing sample (no more than five pages),
- List of three references
- Copy of law school transcript (unofficial transcripts will be accepted with your application package; however, official transcripts will be required before your start date).
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
For information on how FTC determines the best qualified candidates click here.
To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS:Back to top
Unfortunately benefits are not available for temporary summer hire appointments.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Individuals applying for this announcement are required to complete and submit an online application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS. The information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all candidates. That information and your resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to FT-SEE when you apply online. The submission of anything other than the below online application will result in you not being considered for this job.
If applying online poses a hardship to any applicant, please contact us. Applicants must contact us at 202-326-2021 prior to the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted.
There are several parts of the application process that will affect your overall evaluation:
1. Your online resume (See Step 1 below).
2. Your responses to the eligibility questions.
3. Your responses to the vacancy specific self-assessment questions.
4. Submission of supporting documentation (See instructions under the "Required Documentation" section of this posting.
You have until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following four-step application process:
STEP 1: To apply, you must first register on USAJOBS at www.usajobs.opm.gov and have at least one resume associated with your account. Your online resume must be built using the USAJOBS resume builder or you can upload an existing resume from your computer. You must submit a resume to be considered for this position. Once you have completed the registration process, thoroughly review this vacancy announcement and then select the "Apply Online" button and follow the instructions provided.
STEP 2: After selecting a resume to submit with your application package, you will be taken to FT-SEE to answer questions related to your experience and vacancy specific questions. The answers to the questions are necessary to evaluate your qualifications for the specific job to which you are applying. When completed, the information you provided through USAJOBS and the answers to the FT-SEE questions will become your application.
STEP 3: Review your resume to make certain that it supports your responses to the questions. Once you submit your online application, you will see a screen telling you that your application has been successfully transmitted. If you do not receive this confirmation, you have not successfully completed your application.
STEP 4: Submit Supporting Documentation, as necessary.
NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
To help you ensure your application fully outlines your qualifications and eligibility for this position, please submit the following documentation as appropriate. Some of the items listed may not apply to you.
APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST
__ Announcement number, title, and grade(s) of the position
__ Full name, mailing address (including zip code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code)
__ Statement that you are a U.S. citizen
__Copy of DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) (only if claiming veteran's preference)
__SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference) plus
the supporting documentation required by this form (if claiming 10-point veteran's preference)
__ Paid and non-paid work experience related to the position. For each period of work experience include:
- Job title
- Series/grade (if Federal employment)
- Duties and accomplishments
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor's name and contact information
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month/day/year)
- Number of hours worked per week
- Indicate if we may contact current supervisor/employer
- Other job related information, such as training courses (title & year); skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, etc.)
- Honors, awards, and special accomplishments