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Summer 2023 Intern (Security and Facilities Policy)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Apr 2, 2023

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 Security and Facilities Policy (SFPS).

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting policy staff with responsibilities staffing the Judicial Conference Committees on Judicial Security and Space and Facilities, to include substantive policy matters as well as logistical and administrative matters and drafting agenda items and committee reports.
  • Assisting policy staff in supporting the AO's Space and Security Advisory Council, on policy, operations, administrative matters, and drafting agenda items and council reports.
  • Attending meetings relevant to the work of FSO, often including AO staff from other offices.
  • Assisting with researching legislative and administrative policy matters that impact the Judiciary's security and facilities program and writing policy memoranda on these matters.
  • Assisting on projects in support of court operations.
  • Assisting with updates and organization of the relevant sections of the Guide to Judiciary Policy that pertains to the Judiciary's security and space and facilities programs.
  • Working with Microsoft Excel and other data management applications such as Microsoft Access.
  • Performing general office tasks and other duties as assigned.

  • 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 or technical course load in an accredited 2 year or 4 year program, or in a post-secondary level program. 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 Student Internship Program requires all participants to be an active student. Therefore, seniors 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.


    All students in the Student Internship Program must be enrolled in an accredited school and must be working toward a degree, diploma, certificate, etc. on a full-time or part-time basis. 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 per month commuting benefits cost to travel to and from their AO internship.

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