Legal Intern

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 23, 2022
Closes
Dec 01, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. The Office of General Counsel seeks a legal intern with a strong work ethic to support the Office in its duties and functions during the summer of 2023. The successful candidate will report directly to the General Counsel. Duties include conducting legislative research; drafting contracts; learning to review government contracts; with supervision, counseling clients on issues involving government ethics; and conducting other legal research to support CBOs analytic activities. Additional responsibilities include drafting legal memorandums and briefs about the significance of various court decisions to CBO, assisting with statutory interpretation, and verifying legal citations in draft CBO reports.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US citizenship or current permanent residents seeking citizenship


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

None

Qualifications

You must possess a year of general work experience that shows your ability to perform progressively more complex, responsible, or difficult duties; and that shows your ability to learn the specific work of this job.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have completed their first two years of law school by May 31, 2023. CBO is not accepting recent graduates. The ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and complete projects under tight deadlines is required. Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills and be able to perform requested legal and factual research using both electronic library searches. Strong interpersonal skills are a must, and candidates should be able to work independently and as a part of a team. Training or experience in legislative affairs and prior paralegal or legal office experience are desired but not required.

Education

EDUCATION:

Candidates must have completed their first two years of law school by May 31, 2023. CBO is not accepting recent graduates.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.