Domestic Violence Division Internship (Unpaid)

Washington, D.C
Jul 28, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Full Time


The District of Columbia Courts consists of the Courts of Appeals, the Superior Court, and the Court System. The Domestic Violence Division handles: Civil Protection Orders, Anti-Stalking Orders, Extreme Risk Protection Orders, and all misdemeanor criminal cases involving an 'intra-family offense.'

This position is open for the summer and fall 2021.

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This position is an unpaid internship. The intern's major duties are below:
  • Assist the public with signing in for Domestic Violence Unit court proceedings.
  • Assist the public with inquires concerning hearing and docket information.
  • Utilizes the Court's computerized system to research case information.
  • Assist courtroom clerks in sending completed orders or paperwork to parties.
  • Assist Domestic Violence Unit staff as needed.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Background and security investigation are required.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate school program.
  • Must commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week.

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

1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of HS diploma, GED certificate, college transcript or degree)

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


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

Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate school program.

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

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 is required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.

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.


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.

Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for District of Columbia Courts employment. You can verify your education here:

Foreign Education: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must upload a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript at time of application to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

The safety of DC Court employees, contractors and the public is a top priority. In compliance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Courts has maximized its telework flexibilities. The ability and readiness for employees to telework impacts operational requirements and capabilities. This includes having a personal computer, tablet or mobile device which is not shared with secure internet connectivity.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of HS diploma, GED certificate, college transcript or diploma)

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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