Volunteer Student Intern - Fall Semester

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 14, 2019
Closes
Jul 16, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This announcement is open until filled. We will be reviewing applications as they are received.

This volunteer student internship is located in the Commission's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA). The student intern reports to the Director of OLPA. The student intern must be enrolled in either a law or graduate level program and be able to receive academic credit for the Fall 2019 semester.
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Responsibilities

The volunteer student intern will gain substantive experience within OLPA by performing a variety of tasks relating to supporting the mission of the Commission. The volunteer student intern will also have an opportunity to learn more about the legislative process, federal sentencing and crime policy, and the Federal Judiciary.

The key responsibilities of the OLPA volunteer student intern are the following:
  • Assist with the preparation of materials in support of the Commission's public meetings and hearings.
  • Support OLPA's outreach efforts to Congress designed to educate members of Congress regarding the Commission's proposed amendments and research products.
  • Assist in organizing OLPA's historical documents.
  • Perform administrative tasks as directed by the Director of OLPA.
  • Provide assistance to OLPA staff as needed.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


To be considered for the volunteer student intern program, you must:
  • Apply via the on-line application on USAJOBS.gov.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Provide a work permit if you are under the age of 18 before you can start work.
  • Actively be enrolled as a degree-seeking law or graduate student at an accredited educational institution.
  • Be receiving academic credit for your volunteer service.
  • Be available to volunteer at least 15 hours per week.
  • Pass a background investigation, and willing to sign a confidentiality statement.
  • Continue enrollment in your program for the duration of your volunteer service.


Qualifications

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
The volunteer student intern must possess the following qualities:
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Preference will be given to applicants who have legislative and/or publications/public affairs-related experience or course(s) of study.

Education

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled as a degree-seeking law or graduate student at an accredited educational institution.

Additional information

Volunteer student interns may work during the school year and/or during school vacation periods. The volunteer student intern must commit to volunteering at least 15 hours a week. A work schedule will be established once on-board.

Volunteer student interns are eligible to receive up to $265 in monthly transit benefits.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Commission evaluates applicants through a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. Applicants who do not address the qualification requirements (mandatory and preferred) in his or her application materials as stated in the vacancy announcement are automatically disqualified from consideration and must re-apply before the closing date to be considered for employment.

The Office of Human Resources:

(1) reviews the applicant's application to ensure the proper materials are submitted.
(2) ensures that the application addresses all of the qualification requirements (mandatory and preferred) as stated in the vacancy announcement.
(3) determines whether the applicant meets the qualification requirements for the particular position and notifies the applicant about the status of his or her application.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Cover Letter
Resume

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