Job Overview


This is an excepted service appointment under the DOJ Pathways Internship Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may at agency discretion be converted to a Term or Permanent appointment.  An Intern converted to a term appointment may be subsequently converted non-competitively into a permanent competitive service position before the term expires.

This position is located in the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of Administration (ADM).  The Criminal Division is one of seven litigating Divisions in DOJ which investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.

ADM provides overall support to the Criminal Division’s Sections and Offices in the following areas: management support services and personnel management; facilities and security management (including classified information, physical security, emergency procedures, personnel security, computer security, security awareness, contractor security, watch officers, and operational security); telecommunications; budget planning and preparation and the Government Performance Results Act implementation; budget execution and fiscal and procurement services; automated litigation and records management; management of the information system that supports the Criminal Division’s litigation efforts in field offices domestically and abroad; correspondence management; and training.


A Human Resources Trainee (DOJ Pathways Intern):

  • Assists HR Specialists in determining the proper source of recruitment for a variety of technical, administrative, and clerical positions.
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining recruitment files for various federal occupational series and grade levels, including lists of eligible and qualified applicants for positions.
  • Works with more senior personnel in reviewing and troubleshooting conflicting, incomplete, or problem on-line records from automated human resources information systems, such as personnel action rejects.  Locates errors and takes appropriate action to ensure accuracy of the database and resolution of the problem.   
  • Enters personnel/pay actions into the system.  Accesses a variety of remote entry systems through the system and processes automated personnel/pay actions for permanent and temporary employees.
  • Participates in formal and informal on-the-job training, working with the supervisor and HR employees in various tasks and processes to develop knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the HR processing and pay system, classification and position management, staffing and recruitment, federal pay, and employee records. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No