Student Volunteer Intern - Office of International Affairs (Winter/Spring 2020)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jun 22, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is seeking interns for the Winter/Spring 2020 semester.

OIA returns fugitives to face justice, transfers sentenced persons to serve their sentences in their home countries and obtains essential evidence for criminal investigations and prosecution worldwide by working with domestic partners and foreign counterparts to facilitate the cooperation necessary to enforce the law, advance public safety, and achieve justice.
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Responsibilities

Undergraduate (UG), graduate (G), and/or law school (LS) interns serve on the following OIA teams.
  • Cyber (UG): Assists foreign authorities to secure electronic evidence from U.S.-based electronic service providers in support of criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Incoming Mutual Legal Assistance (UG, G, and LS): Assists foreign authorities to secure non-electronic evidence (records, interviews, testimony, etc.) in support of criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Litigation & Legal Policy (LS): Oversees the litigation of all international extradition matters in U.S. courts, including analyzing extradition requests prior to referral to a U.S. Attorney's Office, participating in extradition matters in active litigation, and developing a nationwide strategy for extradition litigation.
  • Policy, Coordination, and Strategic Engagement (UG, G, and LS): Responsible for developing OIA's positions on important policy, legislative, and multilateral matters and engagements and serves as the coordinating authority for OIA by ensuring that a unified and consistent OIA position is developed for issues and activities involving more than one team.
  • International Prisoner Transfer (UG, G, and LS): Administers the program that allows convicted foreign nationals sentenced in the U.S. and Americans sentenced abroad to transfer to their home country to serve their sentence provided statutory and treaty requirements are satisfied.
  • Management & Administration (UG and G): Conducts project management, business operations, and data analytics support to improve the organization's ability to meet and exceed the demands of our mission.
  • Regional Teams (UG, G and LS): Assists U.S. prosecutors in securing the return of fugitives from the regions below to face justice in the U.S., and coordinates with foreign authorities to share evidence with U.S. prosecutors for use in criminal investigations and prosecutions. Also assists foreign authorities in securing the extradition of fugitives from the U.S. There are five regional teams:
    • Europe & Eurasia
    • Mexico , Central America, & Spanish-speaking Caribbean
    • Asia/Pacific, Africa, & the Middle East
    • Canada & English-speaking Caribbean
    • South America


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • 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 than 24 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").


Qualifications

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.

Education

Additional information

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

See "How to Apply"

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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