Student Volunteer Intern - International Affairs (Winter/Spring 2018)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 02, 2017
Closes
Oct 02, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) solicits applications from energetic, organized, and detail-oriented first-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students (L), undergraduate students (UG), and graduate students (G) to fill intern/extern openings. Unpaid positions are available during academic semesters and summers. Many interns/externs receive academic credit for their experience. OIA works with criminal prosecutors in the United States to secure the return of fugitives from abroad and to obtain from foreign countries evidence and other assistance (e.g. freezing of accounts and forfeiture of funds) needed in criminal investigations and prosecutions. OIA assists federal, state and local prosecutors and law enforcement agents pursuant to a network of bilateral and multilateral treaties and law enforcement agreements. In turn, OIA assures that the United States meets its reciprocal obligations to foreign countries by responding to their requests for the extradition of fugitives and the production of evidence located in the United States.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take a drug test.
  • Current Academic Enrollment: See Qualifications Section.
  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

    • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
    • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
    • You must be currently enrolled, and in good academic standing, in a full or part-time accredited degree/diploma program.
    • You must have spent less than24 months (consecutive or non-consecutive) outside the United States in the last 5 years.
    • You must submit a complete application package; Resume and supporting documents (See "How To Apply").

    To be considered eligible for a volunteer internship applicants must be actively enrolled while participating in the internship.
    Junior and Senior undergraduate students, graduate students and first- year (second semester) only, second- and third-year law students are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate and graduate students with a strong writing background and an interest in international matters and criminal law may be particularly interested in these positions. Knowledge of a foreign language is desirable but not essential.

    All internships are UNPAID. The student is considered a volunteer and is not entitled to benefits, compensation, or overtime during any portion of this assignment; however, a transportation benefit may be provided depending on availability of funds. The volunteer is subject to the federal statutory and regulatory provisions that govern ethical and other standards of conduct, conflicts of interest, suitability, security, and limitations on political activity.

    Academic or work-study credit possible.

    EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

    This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466045700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The Office of International Affairs will notify you directly if you have been selected for an interview.

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