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    This announcement is open until filled. We are hiring one 2018 summer intern from this announcement. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position will close when the position has been filled.

    The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent federal agency in the Judicial Branch of government consisting of seven members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate and two non-voting ex-officio members. The agency staff consists of approximately 100 employees. The Commission develops and revises guidelines for federal district court judges to consider in sentencing offenders convicted of federal crimes. The Commission monitors and evaluates the use of the guidelines, conducts research and education programs on guideline application and sentencing matters generally, produces sentencing-related reports, and recommends improvements in federal sentencing practices and policies.

    The Commission is conveniently located next to Union Station on Capitol Hill, and is easily accessible by public transportation, including the Metro, and the MARC and VRE commuter trains. The Commission's location in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building offers various amenities such as an on-site fitness center, health unit, credit union, day care center, and cafeteria.

    This volunteer student internship is located in the Commission's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA). The student intern reports to the Director of OLPA. The student intern must be enrolled in either a law or graduate program and be able to receive academic credit for the 2018 spring semester. The student intern will gain substantive experience within OLPA by performing a variety of tasks relating to supporting the mission of the Commission. The student intern will also have an opportunity to learn more about the legislative process, federal sentencing and crime policy, and the Federal Judiciary.

    Volunteer student interns may work during the school year and/or during school vacation periods. The student intern must commit to volunteering at least 15 hours a week. A work schedule will be established once on-board.

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    The key responsibilities of the OLPA volunteer student intern are the following:

    • Assist with the preparation of materials in support of the Commission's public meetings and hearings.
    • Support OLPA's outreach efforts to Congress designed to educate members of Congress regarding the Commission's proposed amendments and research products.
    • Assist in organizing OLPA's historical documents.
    • Perform administrative tasks as directed by the Director of OLPA.
    • Provide assistance to OLPA staff as needed.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492657900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.