Student Trainee (Legal)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 19, 2017
Closes
May 04, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Members of the Summer Intern program working in General & Administrative Law, under the direct supervision of staff attorneys, assist in performing legal research, drafting legal memos and pleadings concerning equal employment opportunity disputes and other employment disputes, contracts, investigations, document production including discovery, and other matters of general applicability. Members of the Summer Program also have a limited role in depositions, settlement conferences, and meetings with opposing counsel.

Working alongside our attorneys you will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects from litigation to fact-finding and research. Among other responsibilities, our attorneys resolve or litigate cases set for hearing and ensure the outcomes are consistent with legal requirements and the public’s interest. Overall, Summer Interns can expect a broad range of assignments ranging from such issues as freedom of expression in the work place to issues of first impression requiring creative and insightful legal analysis.

Interns will be expected to work a full-time 10-week work schedule. This appointment will not be extended.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited law degree program
  • Background investigation will be conducted
  • Qualifications:

    You must be seeking a law degree from an accredited university.

    If selected you must show proof of enrollment for the Summer or Fall 2017 semesters before your appointment begins.

    To qualify for GS-9 positions candidates must:

    • be registered in an accredited law degree program and have completed 2 years of law school
    Applicants will be evaluated based on the following competencies: 1. Legal Government, and Jurisprudence 2. Written Communication.

    Applicants must meet all applicable education requirements by May 2017.

    This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

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