Summer 2023 Legal Intern (Juris Doctorate)

Washington, D.C
Mar 23, 2023
Mar 29, 2023
Full Time

OPPORTUNITY: The AO is seeking applicants for its Student Internship Program. The opportunity is intended to provide valuable work experience and prepare students interested in a public service career. The AO is looking for student interns with backgrounds and/or demonstrated interest in the following areas: human resources, public affairs, law, business administration (marketing, budget, accounting, etc.), and information technology. The student intern will have an opportunity to improve his or her writing, research, analytical, logical, multi-tasking, and customer service skills. Additionally, student interns are provided with several networking opportunities with fellow interns, agency employees, and other government employers.

This specific internship will be in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). The intern will be exposed to a wide variety of legal subject areas, including judicial conduct and disability, ethics, employment law, financial disclosure regulations, procurement and appropriations-related matters, federal rule-making issues, and general legal issues related to court administration.

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Researching case law, agency decisions, statutes, federal regulations, and other sources.
  • Compiling data and drafting memoranda and other legal documents.
  • Cite checking and reviewing memoranda, judiciary forms, and other legal documents.
  • Assisting with the updating of the civil cause code and criminal citation tables.
  • Working with judicial branch employees in connection with OGC ­related tasks.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed. Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO interns will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New interns to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit https://www.e- .
  • All new AO interns are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.

  • Qualifications

    All students in the Student Internship Program must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student, taking at least a half-time academic course load in an accredited law school. Students must also be in good academic standing, maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Additional Qualification Requirements:
    In addition to meeting the BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS, applicants must also:
    • Work well in a team environment.
    • Have very strong organization and communication skills and be detailed oriented.
    • Have a working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or WordPerfect.
    • Have excellent writing, reading and interpersonal skills, and be able to organize a variety of assignments simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
    • The ideal candidate will be a graduate level student working towards a Law Degree.
    The Student Internship Program requires all participants to be an active student. Therefore, third year law students graduating at the end of the current semester will not be considered unless they are continuing to pursue advanced studies as a degree-seeking student at the beginning of the next semester.


    Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited law school. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States. A transcript is required at the time of application for proof of enrollment and education.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Student interns are eligible for up to $300 of commuting benefits cost to travel to and from their AO internship.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.