Student Volunteer (Legal Internship / Externship Summer 2023)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Jan 31, 2023
Feb 08, 2023
Full Time

Law students will get a unique opportunity to obtain valuable and professional Federal workforce experience with supporting attorneys on actual legal and policy matters. Interns will work closely with OLLA attorneys on handling a wide array of legal issues involving the Freedom of Information Act, the False Claims Act, whistleblower protection laws, federal employment laws, and other IG Act authorities. Duties will also consist of, but are not limited to, assisting attorneys with preparing memoranda of law, legal opinions, briefs, and preparing responses to correspondence. Interns may also gain experience on legislative and external affairs initiatives that impact the broader OIG community.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must submit a law school transcript.
  • You must be enrolled in good standing as a J.D. or LL.M candidate an ABA accredited ABA law school.


To meet the Student Volunteer requirements, you must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, degree) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).

All Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by OPM accordingly.

Applicants must be students currently enrolled in a degree seeking program. Applicants must also meet the education requirement listed below.


Currently enrolled and in good standing as a J.D. or LL.M candidate in an ABA accredited law school.
Completed at least one (1) year of law school by requested start date

Additional information

All student volunteer positions in OIG / OLLA are unpaid and no benefits are available. Students seeking course credit for externship positions are responsible for coordinating in advance with their education institution.