Student Trainee (Law Clerk)

Washington D.C.
Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in performance of official duty.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must meet suitability requirements for Federal employment
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must be enrolled full-time at a qualiflying accredited institution
  • Must sign a Participant Agreement
  • U.S. citizen
  • Males 18 years or older must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
  • You must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an approved program
  • Graduate Level Education at an American Bar Association Approved Law School
  • Have a good academic standing (no less than 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grading scale)
  • Meet the qualification standards of the position
  • Completed two academic years of law school by the start of their summer internship
  • May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duty
  • The position is established under the provision of the Pathways Program
  • Must be able to work for 8-10 consecutive weeks in the Summer of 2019
  • Completion of 2 academic years of graduate level education or equivalent graduate degree at an American Bar Association approved Law School by the start date of the summer internship.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Knowledge and understanding of diverse legal issues.

    2. Ability to communicate legal issues and principles effectively orally and in writing.

    3. Skill in conducting thorough legal research on a variety of issues.

    4. Skill in properly analyzing facts and legal questions.

    5. Skill in conducting a proper legal investigation to obtain facts.

    This position has an education requirement. You MUST provide transcripts or Official Letter of Enrollment to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Eligible applicants are any citizen of the United States who will have completed two years of GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION AT AN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION APPROVED LAW SCHOOL by the start of their summer internship. No previous Civil Service experience is necessary. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: Formal program will run from 8 to 10 weeks starting approximately 28 May 2019, this is an Excepted Service Appointment. Summer interns work in JAG offices throughout the world. Internships are temporary civilian positions and do not constitute permanent federal employment. Selection for an internship does not constitute an offer for accession as a judge advocate following law school, but outstanding performance is an important factor for those who apply to the JAG Corps in the future.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: The United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps hires approximately 30 first-year and second-year law students each summer to work as legal interns at Air Force JAG offices throughout the United States. JAG summer interns (Law Clerk) work as temporary civil service employees performing a variety of legal assignments. Interns do not incur any military service obligation for their internships. The majority of interns will be assigned to base legal offices throughout the United States. A few individuals will be assigned to a legal office in the National Capital Region (NCR). Unlike interns assigned to base legal offices who will work in multiple areas of law throughout the summer, interns assigned to the NCR will generally work in one subject matter area.

    Must be able to work a full-time schedule.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit

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

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

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