Spring 2020 Volunteer Legal Intern (Juris Doctorate)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Nov 08, 2019
Closes
Nov 16, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States. The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts.
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Responsibilities

OPPORTUNITY: The AO is seeking applicants for the Volunteer Student Internship Program. The opportunity is intended to provide valuable work experience and better prepare students interested in a public service career. The AO is presently looking for students with backgrounds and/or demonstrated interest in the following areas: human resources, public affairs, law, business administration (marketing, budget, accounting, etc.), and information technology. The student will have an opportunity to improve his or her writing, research, analytical, logical, multi-tasking, and customer-service skills. Additionally, student volunteers are provided with several networking opportunities with fellow interns, agency employees, and other government employers. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting with preparing division staff and judges for international briefings and coordinating meetings of judges and chambers staff;
  • Researching issues related to judicial administrative matters, and cite-check published materials;
  • Assisting with division attorneys on current projects such as Bankruptcy Clerks' manual revisions;
  • Managing various administrative and logistical details of training programs and conferences;
  • Assisting with the updating of the civil cause code and criminal citation tables;
  • Reviewing case law and writing practices and procedures guidance for judicial managers;
  • Conducting legal and legislative research;
  • Attending congressional hearings and briefings;
  • Performing general office tasks, such as answering telephones, copying, and filing; and
  • Assisting in special projects.


  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    00

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on any application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • All information is subject to verification.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information and guidance on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Employment_of_Non-citizens . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, available at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.


  • Qualifications

    All students in the Volunteer Student Internship program must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree-seeking students, taking at least a half-time academic or technical course load in an accredited 4 year program, or in a post-secondary level program. Students must also be in good academic standing, maintaining a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher.

    Additional Qualification Requirements:

    In addition to meeting the BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS, applicants must also:
    • Work well in a team environment.
    • Have very strong organization and communication skills, and be detailed oriented.
    • Have a working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or WordPerfect.
    • Have excellent writing, reading and interpersonal skills, and be able to organize a variety of assignments simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.


    Education

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Should you be selected for an interview, you will be evaluated based upon your responses to questions provided during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions, you should be sure to site specific examples of experience, explain what you did, and the outcome.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Transcript - Unofficial will be accepted at time of application.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.


    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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