To be eligible for this internship position ALL of the following requirements must be met:
- Student Status: Applicants must be enrolled as a student, as defined in the Key Requirements Section Above.
- Academic Good Standing: Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
- Qualification requirements: Applicants must meet the minmimum qualifications for this position as outlined below.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
To qualify at the GS-5 level, you must possess:
A. 4 years of education above high school, OR
B. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level. EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE at this level includes: Clerical and administrative duties in a legal environment; office management experience such as maintaining supervisor's calendar; or making travel and conference arrangements.
To qualify at the GS-6 level, you must possess:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level. EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE at this level includes: Verification of documents for facts or discrepancies against reference materials; copying and assembling exhibits; typing subpoenas, indictments, affidavits, or other legal documents; establishing, maintaining, and closing case files or systems of legal records; or annotating indices and status records.
To qualify at the GS-7 level, you must possess:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level. EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE at this level includes: Assigning and reviewing the work of clerical staff; analyzing documents and other legal material for relevancy, pertinence, and sensitivity; developing innovative ideas and guidance for streamlining processes; knowledge of the regulations associated with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts; examining and preparing a variety of legal documents and actions (indictments, search warrants, affidavits etc.); or completing special research requests and developing well-researched and organized presentations.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- Citizenship: Student Interns must be United States citizens.
- Academic Enrollment: You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate or professional school (go to www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ to verify accreditation status). Individuals who are enrolled must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course load leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. "Half-time" is defined by the school in which the student is enrolled.
- Work Experience Requirement: You must be able to complete 640 hours of work experience prior to completing degree course work requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are among the best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Please follow the instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your category assignment.
Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). You will be rated on the competencies and knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Ability to examine, review, and prepare legal documents.
- Ability to maintain automated case management systems and prepare reports of legal activities.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.