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Student Volunteer (Board Offices - Headquarters)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

As a Student Volunteer, your typical work assignments may include:
· Conducting Legal Research;
· Assisting with Conducting Unfair Labor Practice Investigations;
· Assisting with Conducting Union Elections;
· Interpreting Case Law;
· Performing Case Evaluation;
· Preparing and Presenting Reports of Findings;
· Preparing Disposition Letters and Memorandums;
· Presenting Oral and Written Reports of Cases;
· Organizing, Analyzing, and Managing Case Files;
· Providing General Administrative Support;
· Other duties as assigned.

Student Volunteers under The Board - Headquarters Program area will choose the volunteer service position they are interested in. The different volunteer service positions available are: Legal position , Field Examiner position , and Administrative Professional position . To learn more about the different volunteer service positions, please click on the position links.


Conditions of Employment

  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement. Please see ADDITIONAL INFORMATION for further guidance.
  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Must be enrolled at least part-time at an accredited academic institution.
  • Must maintain status as a current student during your volunteer service.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Must submit a complete application package with the required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement to be considered.


All eligibility requirements must be met at the time of application. To be a Student Volunteer, you must meet the below eligibility requirements:

1. Be at least 16 years old; and
2. Be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited academic institution on an at least part-time basis.

*A transcript showing proof of current enrollment is required to be submitted with your application package. Prior to onboarding, proof of enrollment for the semester of your volunteer service is required to verify your eligibility status as a Student.*

The Ideal Candidate for the Student Volunteer Legal position and Field Examiner positions will have education of and/or experience with labor law/employment law. The candidate possesses strong research and writing skills to be able to conduct legal research and prepare reports of their findings. The ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate both effectively orally and in writing. Experience with office automation systems (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is desired.

The Ideal Candidate for the Student Volunteer Administrative Professional position will have education of and/or experience performing a variety of administrative duties of an office. The candidate possesses analytical skills to compile and analyze charts, tables, statistical reports and other data. The ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate both effectively orally and in writing. Experience with office automation systems (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is desired.


Student Volunteer Program Education Requirement:
Must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment and seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate at an accredited college; professional, technical, vocational, or trade school; advanced degree program; or other qualifying academic institution on a full-time or part-time basis.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications; applicant's resumes and supporting documentation should only reflect education received from schools accredited by such institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website - click here .

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency (a U.S. private organization's interpretation that such education has been deemed at least equivalent to conventional U.S. education programs) with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website - click here .

Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

Additional information

This announcement is to recruit Student Volunteers for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2023, and Spring 2024. There will be monthly cut-off dates on the 28th of each month during this announcement. Applications received by each cut-off date will be reviewed for eligibility requirements and eligible applicants will be referred to the offices that have available openings.

Student Volunteers will be placed in one of the offices listed below. To see the nature of work of each office and each office's additional applicant requirements, if any, please click on the link for each office. Applicants will be given the opportunity to select multiple offices as their desired duty assignments. Applicants may also be extended an offer to work in an office outside of their preferred duty assignments.
  • Board Staff
  • Congressional and Public Affairs
  • Office of Representation Appeals
  • Office of the Solicitor
  • Office of the Executive Secretary
  • Office of the Inspector General
  • Division of Judges
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees were required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

The National Labor Relations Board is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sex orientation), age, disability, genetic information, political affiliations, or any other non-merit factor. Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Agency's Selective Placement Coordinator by email here . NLRB offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities. (Note: for additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please click on the following website here ).

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow instructions in the job announcement.

**Student Volunteers are not employees of the Federal Government. Therefore, their service time is not creditable for leave accrual or any other federal employee benefits.**

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