OGC Unpaid Student Intern

Employer
USAJobs
Location
McLean, Virginia
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jun 22, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) provides legal advice and counsel to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and other ODNI officials on a wide range of legal issues to include intelligence and national security law; procurement and acquisition law; personnel law; government ethics, budget, and fiscal law; general administrative law; legislative support; government information practices and intellectual property law.

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Responsibilities

*** OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut off points are scheduled in two-week increments. After each cut-off point, all compliant applications received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for consideration***

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Seeks highly qualified 2Ls, 3Ls, or LLM students for its internship program. Interns will take on a variety of duties, which include
  • Assisting attorneys in providing oral and written advice to senior officials and counselors in the ODNI.
  • Preparing memorandums on legal and policy issues facing the Intelligence Community (IC).
  • Making presentations to OGC and ODNI leadership on legal topics.
  • Working with other agencies on national security litigation, policy, and related topics.
  • Supporting ODNI components to ensure compliance with relevant statutes and regulations.
  • Revising and vetting regulations and internal policy directives.
  • Assisting the OGC in the administration of the agency and the wider IC.
  • The position will expose interns to numerous areas of law and related policies, including; national security law, intelligence law, procurement and acquisition law, personnel law, government ethics, budget and fiscal law, administrative law, legislative support, government informational practices under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act, and intellectual property law.
  • OGC works to provide practical, accurate, and timely legal guidance and counsel to ODNI, to safeguard the legal rights of American citizens, and to ensure that all employees and contractors assigned to ODNI comply with U.S. law and any applicable regulations and directives.
  • OGC's mission also includes supporting ODNI in carrying out the statutory responsibility of that office to ensure that IC elements that are part of the National Intelligence Program comply with the Constitution and laws of the United States. To this end, OGC works closely with legal officers across the IC to coordinate the development of legal mechanisms to facilitate the implementation of ODNI policies within the larger constitutional, statutory, and regulatory framework that bounds IC activities.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Position Information
This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal candidate to fill a GS-8 cadre position.
  • Law students interested in a public service career in public policy and administrative law. The Office of General Counsel (OGC) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is seeking highly qualified JD (1Ls or 2Ls) or LLM students for the (enter year) (enter spring, summer, or fall) UNPAID internship program.
Who May Apply
Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised position grade may apply.
  • For a cadre assignment:
    • Current ODNI permanent cadre.
  • Current law students
Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.


Qualifications

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • To be eligible for an internship at ODNI OGC, applicants must be U.S. Citizens who-at the time of the application-hold a TS/SCI security clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) that was completed within the past five years. Applicants who have successfully passed at least a counterintelligence polygraph are preferred. Additionally, applicants must
  • Be currently enrolled at least half-time in an accredited academic institution as a J.D. or L.L.M. level student.
  • Possess, at the time of application, a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
  • Have approval from the academic institution to participate in the student internship program, and to work a minimum of 16-32 hours per week.
  • Have requested and be eligible to receive academic credit from the academic institution for his or her student internship work experience.
  • Agree to the necessary safeguarding and nondisclosure of sensitive information.
  • Agree to follow ODNI procedures for entry and out-processing.
  • Possess an interest in a public service career.


Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at DNI-EEOD-RA-ACF@exchange.cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI-EEOD@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-874-8360, by TTY at 703-874-8554, or by FAX at 703-874-8651. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION BELOW.

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, the ODNI hiring office will pay for travel by commercial carrier (economy class) or reimburse for privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage. If applicable, the candidate also will be reimbursed at a flat rate for commercial lodging and per diem.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the position description to construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this opportunity.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

All Applicants:

APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST CONTAIN ALL ITEMS LISTED ABOVE. AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration. To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call or email at 703-275-3799 or Recruitment_TeamA@dni.gov.

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