Job Overview


Begin a challenging, high profile and exciting Pathways Internship opportunity with the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General!  The location of this internship is in the Immediate Office of the Inspector General at the Main Justice building in Washington, DC. The successful candidate will work directly with the Inspector General, the Deputy Inspector General and their Chief of Staff/Senior Counsel. Your responsibilities will include a variety of administrative duties: answering phones, scheduling meetings, drafting/typing reports or documents and receiving mail.

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

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 majoring in Business Administration, Business Management, Public Policy, Government and Criminal Justice who can commit to working year-round in Washington, DC.

Interns may work a minimum of 20 hours during the school year and full time when school is not in session.

Upon successful completion of the internship program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a full-time permanent position.

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


If selected for this General Office and Administrative Services Intern position, you will provide clerical and administrative support to Inspector General and his front office staff, serving in a liaison capacity between the Front Office and other OIG Divisions. You will gain valuable work experience assisting employees with short-term projects and administrative aspects within the OIG. Formal and/or on-the-job training will be provided as needed. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • producing a variety of written documents utilizing various advanced word processing software functions. Working from handwritten draft, editing copy, or electronic files created by another staff member;
  • storing, retrieving and printing a variety of documents to include those requiring complex formats such as tables, spreadsheets or graphics;
  • performing a variety of recordkeeping, reporting and informational duties;
  • answering phone calls and referring callers to staff members or taking messages as appropriate;
  • opening and distributing mail; preparing, receiving, reviewing and verifying documents;
  • maintaining office records; filing material; locating and compiling data or information from files;
  • typing a variety of material including draft reports, memorandum and correspondence using a personal computer and/or word processing software;
  • collating and stapling materials;
  • assisting with the formulation and development of reports;
  • developing skills in data collection and analysis;
  • making recurring and special messenger trips as necessary.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No