Student Trainee (Legal) Summer Internship

6 days left

Washington D.C.
Mar 16, 2018
Mar 24, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Be at least 16 years old (by closing date of this vacancy announcement)
  • Accepted for/currently enrolled in a qualified educational institution
  • Selective Service Registration-required males (over 18) born after 12/31/59
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/29/2018.

    Internship Program: To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled and seeking a degree from a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis as defined by the institution in which you are enrolled. Applicants must be in their 2nd or 3rd year of Law School to be eligible for the Summer Law Clerk internship.

    You may qualify based on education and/or experience as described below:
    • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-04 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: general knowledge of principles, concepts, and methodologies of legal research, legal writing and analysis. communicating effectively, orally and in writing, using established protocols. OR,
    • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must be a 2nd or 3rd year law student.
    You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
    • Administrative Law
    • Communication
    • Research
    • Writing

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

    For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at

    Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary with some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items.

    A transcript or proof of education status must be submitted with your application package.

    PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

    You are excluded from health benefits coverage if you are expected to work less than 130 hours per month for at least 90 days.

    Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

    Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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


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