Probate Division, Legal Internship (Unpaid)

Washington, D.C
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 31, 2019
Full Time


This legal internship is located in the Probate Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The Probate Division has an Auditing Branch which is also responsible for auditing fiduciary accounts, reviewing and processing fee petitions, motions, objections, inventories and responses/replies that may be associated with accounts and fee petitions.

This position is open for the Fall semester 2019.

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This position is an unpaid legal internship. The legal intern's major duties are below:
  • Assist in processing fee petitions filed by attorneys and others expert panel members of the Probate Division, to ensure consistency with both legal and auditing principles.
  • Examine statement of services performed for mathematical accuracy.
  • Verify service of all involved parties in underlying cases.
  • Confirm the source of payments.
  • Prepare template transmittals and orders.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 1. Must submit to a background and/or security investigation
  • 2. Must be 18 years or older
  • 3. Must be enrolled in a Law school program
  • 4. Must commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:

1. Résumé
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of law school transcripts)

Submission of all required documentation is a must by the closing date of the announcement.


Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or authorized by Immigration and Naturalization Service to intern in the U.S and at least 18 years old.

Applicant must be enrolled in Law school program.

Applicant must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

The student must be able to commit a minimum of 12 hours per week throughout the semester.

The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect and Transparency.

Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.


To qualify based on education, upload a copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

Additional information

This position is an unpaid internship. All required information must be received by the closing date.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the volunteer intern program. Applicant selections are based on academic achievement, the area of study, experience, completeness and professionalism of application. The Human Resources Division refers eligible candidates to the hiring official based on current work projects and opportunities available in the District of Columbia Courts.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:

1. Résumé
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of unofficial college transcript)

Submission of all required documentation is a must by the closing date of the announcement.

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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