Job Overview


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging position as a Pathways Student Intern Trainee? Join the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)!! 

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in the DOJ is a statutorily created independent entity whose mission is to detect and deter fraud, waster, abuse and misconduct by DOJ personnel and within DOJ programs, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.  The Inspector General (IG) is appointed by the President and reports to the Attorney General and Congress. 

The OIG investigates alleged violations of criminal and civil laws by DOJ employees and also audits and inspects DOJ programs. The OIG's nationwide workforce of more than 400 employees includes auditors, program analysts, criminal investigators, attorneys and administrative support personnel.

These Pathways Intern positions are located in one of the Investigations Division field office locations (Chicago, IL; Grand Prairie, TX; Sunrise, FL; New York, NY; and Rosslyn, VA). The Investigations Division's special agents investigate allegations of bribery, fraud, abuse and violation of civil rights and other laws, policies and procedures that govern DOJ employees, contractors and grantees. Working with prosecutors, the special agents develop cases for criminal prosecution and for civil or administrative action. The Division's Special Agents have statutory law enforcement to carry firearms, make arrests, serve subpoena's and seek and execute arrest and search warrants.

This excepted service position is being filled under the provisions of the Pathways Internship Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities.  The program allows students to be exposed to the work of the Government through Federal internships while pursuing their degree. The internship also provides federal managers a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements. It also provides the student with work experience directly related to the curriculum studies or career goals.

This internship is geared toward students with strong analytical and communication skills who can commit to working year-round in the Investigations Division field locations listed below.

Positions are available in the following locations: Chicago, IL; Grand Prairie, TX; New York, NY; Rosslyn, VA; and Sunrise, FL field locations.

Interns must be able to work a minimum of 24 hours during the school year and full time when school is not in session.

*Appointments are not-to-exceet September 30, 2014, however they may be extended on a yearly basis.

*Appointments made under this vacancy, WILL NOT lead to permanent full-time employment.

*Additional selections may be made if additional vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.

*Salary listed is based on FULL-TIME work hours, not part-time work hours.



If selected for this General Administrative and Office Services Intern position, you will provide office clerical and administrative support to one of the field locations within the Investigations Division. You will gain access to invaluable work experience while assisting division employees with short-term projects and administrative aspects within a federal office. Formal and/or on-the-job training will be provided as needed.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • answering phones and serving as the first interface between the DOJ/OIG and the public, complainants and government officials;
  • communicating with complainants, instructing them on how to file a complaint, and referring them to the appropriate agency, as appropriate;
  • receiving, reviewing and categorizing allegations and complaints received by mail, fax and e-mail;
  • developing skills in data collection and analysis;
  • locating and compiling data or information from records or databases;
  • producing a variety of written and statistical documents utilizing various advanced word processing and spreadsheet software functions; 
  • assisting Agents and Investigative Specialists with the preparation and assembly of reports;
  • performing a variety of recordkeeping, reporting and informational duties;
  • opening and distributing mail, preparing FedEX and maintaining office mail log;
  • maintaining office records; filing material;
  • making recurring and special messenger trips as necessary.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No