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    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    This position will be filled under the Pathways Internship Program. This Program allows students to gain paid work experience while pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate at a qualifying institution. Under the Pathways Program, students who successfully complete all work, study, qualifications, and other eligibility requirements may be offered a permanent position with our agency upon graduation or completion of a qualifying certificate.

    At the Agency's discretion, students hired under the Pathways Program may be extended beyond 9/30/2017 and/or non-competitively converted to a term, career, or career-conditional appointment with a possible Full Performance Level (FPL) of GS 5, GS 7, GS 9, GS 11, GS 12, or GS13 (FPL varies based on the hiring department).

    Eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will decide to opt for conversion.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Student Trainee (Legal), you may:

    • Compare straightforward information on claims forms or legal documents with basic requirements for services provided by the office;
    • Use personal computers and office software programs, such as Microsoft Word, to enter data, complete forms, and correct errors and omissions on documents, files, and records;
    • Research regulations and relevant directives to make project recommendations to higher-grade employees;
    • Prepare well-researched and logical oral and written presentations on work assignments.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    05

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This is an internship for students who have recently been accepted in or are currently enrolled at least half-time in a certificate or degree seeking program in an accredited college or university, graduate, or professional school. Half-time is typically 6 semester hours for undergraduates but may be determined by the school.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/461258700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.