AVAILABLE FEDERAL INTERNSHIPS

Listed below are available internships within federal agencies. For more information and about the internships or a specific position, email programs@abpadc.org. For application details and application assistance, including resume building and cover letter development, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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Summer Student Volunteer

Department of the Treasury

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: Departmental Offices is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student volunteers to assist in the performance of its mission. From May 20, 2019 - August 2, 2019, students will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Treasury.

Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen (Proper Documentation Required)
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Actively enrolled as a degree-seeking student at an accredited educational institution not less than half-time
  • Be in good academic standing (At least a 2.0 GPA)
  • Provide current transcript (unofficial is acceptable) Your application must show all requirements, including education and/or experience required for this position are met. You will be found "INELIGIBLE" if you do not possess the minimum requirements described above required for the position. If your application is incomplete, you will be deemed ineligible.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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Summer 2019 Volunteer Legal Intern (Juris Doctorate)

Judicial Branch: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Work Schedule: Part-Time, 25 hours

Description: The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the third branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.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. Past intern events have included:

  1. A luncheon with fellow AO student interns and the Program Manager for Special Recruitment.
  2. Attend various job fairs and field trips
  3. Training opportunities designed to assist interns in skill development

1. Assisting with preparing division staff and judges for international briefings and coordinating meetings of judges and chambers staff;
2. Researching issues related to judicial administrative matters, and cite-check published materials;
3. Assisting with division attorneys on current projects such as Bankruptcy Clerks' manual revisions;
4. Managing various administrative and logistical details of training programs and conferences;
5. Assisting with the updating of the civil cause code and criminal citation tables;
6. Reviewing case law and writing practices and procedures guidance for judicial managers;
7. Conducting legal and legislative research;8. Attending congressional hearings and briefings;
9. Performing general office tasks, such as answering telephones, copying, and filing; and
10. Assisting in special projects.

Eligibility:
  • 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.
  • Relatives of current Federal Judicial branch employees are not eligible.
  • Selectees must be currently enrolled in an accredited program.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • 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.
  • Must be in good academic standing, maintaining a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher.
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unpaid
Application Deadline: March 4, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.
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Student Trainee (Personnel Research Psychologist) 

Office of Personnel Management 
Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description:Are you a graduate student interested in working with senior industrial/organizational psychologists to deliver employment and organizational assessment services to Federal agencies? As an intern, you may assist with any or all of the following: develop, implement, and evaluate assessment tools for selection or promotion; develop and administer surveys; analyze data (SPSS, MS Excel, R); write technical reports; conduct job analysis/competency modeling or gap analysis and/or program evaluation.

If selected, you will work under the direction of senior Industrial/Organizational psychologists and project managers. Typical duties will include the following:

  • Assist with developing, implementing, and evaluating assessment tools that may be used for selection, promotion, development, or organizational evaluation.
  • Assessment tools may include biodata, accomplishment record, cognitive ability, job knowledge, personality, situational judgment, structured interview, and training and experience.
  • Assessment tools also may include work samples, multi-source feedback, leadership assessments, and organizational surveys.
  • Assist with occupational analysis/competency modeling, including developing task and competency lists, conducting SME panels, conducting job analysis surveys, and analyzing job analysis survey data.
  • Contribute to writing technical reports, which could include drafting one or more sections of a report.
  • Analyze data using SPSS, MS Excel, and/or R.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National (a resident of American Samoa and Swain Island)
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Pathways participant agreement is required.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Paid

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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Student Trainee (Fire Protection Technician)

Department of the Interior: National Park Service
Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: This program is a component of the National Park Service's Pathways Internship Program, which is designed to prepare you for a career as a Fire Protection Specialist in the Federal service. You will assist Fire Protection Specialists in establishing structural fire protection codes and standards, gaining practical experience supporting park efforts to establish and maintain an effective structural fire prevention program reducing the risks of death, injury, and lost buildings.

The hours for this position may be extended through the entire summer months, based on the position requirements at the various work sites, and applicant availability. While not expected, this position may also be extended into the school year, again based on program needs, and applicant availability.
Eligibility:
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
  • You must continue to meet program requirements throughout employment.
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • Pathways participant agreement is required.
  • The entire period served under the Intern Program counts as a trial period.
  • You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
  • Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or (c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.
Locations: Negotiable after selection, United States
Compensation: Paid
Application Deadline: February 10, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.
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Summer 2019 1L Student Honors Legal Program

Securities and Exchange Commission

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The Summer Honors Program is highly-competitive. We hire very few of the students who apply, and we limit the size of the program so that students receive substantive work. 1L students from past programs have gone on to work their second summer at law firms. Many pursue jobs that relate to securities, finance or related industries, but others have pursued other specialties while still using the skills that they learned at the SEC.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be enrolled as a 1L law student in an accredited law school program.
  • MUST provide transcripts and/or enrollment verification.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • You must be suitable for federal employment.
  • Applicant MUST be a U.S. Citizen
  • Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible
  • Student MUST be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program from an accredited law school (unofficial or self-prepared transcripts ARE required.
  • Enrollment verification in lieu of transcripts are acceptable; failure to provide this information will deem you ineligible for further consideration)
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 is preferred

Locations: Washington, DC; New York, NY; Los Angelos, CA; Denver, CO; Miami, FL; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Fort Worth, TX

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: February 17, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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OMB Student Intern

Executive Office of the President: Office of Management and Budget

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description:The OMB Student Internship Program is a semester-long, volunteer program in which graduate (post-baccalaureate) students gain knowledge and experience in the organization. Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, and coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markup sessions. Internships are available for any division in the agency.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a US citizen or national
  • Registered with the Selective Service, if a male born after 12-31-1959
  • Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered
  • Must be accepted or enrolled at an accredited graduate school in pursuit of an advanced degree.
  • Applicants will not be considered if they do not meet every key requirement. As outlined in this announcement, all applicants must be enrolled in a degree seeking academic program.
  • Proof of enrollment for the duration of the internship must be provided within the application package to include student transcripts or class schedule.
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Applicants MUST submit a writing sample that is at least 2 pages to be considered for this program. An example of a writing sample is a college report, paper or publication.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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Information Technology Office Internships

The Federal Judicial Center

Location: Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Part-Time
Description: The Information Technology Office (ITO) works with each of the other divisions within the Federal Judicial Center: Research, Education, History, and International Relations. ITO consists of an applications development team, systems team, and a technical support team. The internship work will be primarily with the program support team to provide A/V support in technology equipped conference and meetings room. The internship may also include work with the systems and development teams.
Eligibility: 
  • Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be a students currently enrolled and seeking an undergraduate degree at a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis
  • Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
  • Must not be a relative of Center staff members
  • Must possess the ability to engage with and complete the activities listed in position responsibilities section
Compensation: $11.74/hour
Application Deadline: March 29, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 
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Summer 2019 1L Student Honors Business Program

Securities and Exchange Commission

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: Business students will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions' work. That work depends upon the division or office where the student works. Business intern assignments range from supporting securities regulations to assisting in professional administrative duties such as human resources, contracting, auditing, etc.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Enrolled and/or accepted as an undergraduate or graduate student during 2019-2020 school year.
  • 18 years or older at the time of appointment.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • You must be suitable for federal employment.
  • Must be an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior student as of June 30, 2019.
    OR accepted and/or enrolled into a graduate degree program for fall 2019.
  • Must be taking at least half-time academic course load
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
  • Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible

Locations: Washington, DC; New York, NY; Los Angelos, CA; Denver, CO; Miami, FL; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Fort Worth, TX

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: February 20, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

Library of Congress

Volunteer Internship Program

Library of Congress: Congressional Research Service (CRS) 

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: Congressional Research Service (CRS) volunteer internships give students and professionals an opportunity to observe and learn about the legislative process at the national level. Volunteer internships are highly competitive and offered on an as-needed basis as determined by CRS divisions and offices. Internships can last from three months to one year; hours are determined by the needs of CRS and the applicant.

CRS aligns intern placement with the intern's academic interests or professional goals. Volunteer interns typically assist professional staff in performing research in response to public policy-related issues and questions. Through this work, volunteer interns have an opportunity to participate in the legislative process and to develop valuable research skills in a public policy setting.

Eligibility: Although most volunteer interns are graduate or law students, undergraduate students with exceptional academic talent are also welcome to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Ongoing

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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Program and Project Management

The Copyright Modernization Office (CMO)

Work Schedule: Appointments are flexible (i.e., 90-360 days) depending on project need. Interns will work a minimum of 120 hours per semester.

Description: The Copyright Modernization Office (CMO) directs and coordinates all modernization on behalf of the United States Copyright Office, including resources, communications, stakeholder engagement, and business project management.

This internship provides invaluable knowledge and work experience through a variety of tasks that support IT Modernization and its execution across the entire Copyright Office. Interns will have an opportunity to work on special projects or supplement CMO staff assignments with a focus on project management, data management, process and business analysis, and communication.

Eligibility:

  • Majors Preferred: Library Sciences; Information Technology
  • College Students (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Citizenship Requirements: U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident or F-1 Visa holder

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the school year and during the summer.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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Historical Public Records

The Office of Public Records and Repositories (PRR)

Work Schedule: Appointment is for a minimum of 1 semester. Interns and volunteers will work a minimum of 120 hours.

Description: The Office of Public Records and Repositories (PRR) seeks a college student volunteer to help make the Office’s historical records easily available to future generations. PRR is responsible for preserving, maintaining, and servicing copyright-related records in physical and digital formats.

Students selected for this internship will assist with the digitization of paper-based public records including the Copyright Card Catalog. Their role in this project will consist of assisting with the digitization activities; researching data capture tools, search options, and indexing tools; metrics development; digital archiving; and process drafting for maintenance of historic records.

Eligibility:

  • Qualifications: Experience with cataloging, metadata, digital archiving and database knowledge is desired.
  • College students (undergraduate and graduate level within one year of graduation), in good standing, 3.0 GPA or above, and referred by a professor, administrator, or practicum coordinator.
  • Majors Preferred: Library Information Science; Information Systems; Technical Management
  • Citizenship Requirements: U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident or F-1 Visa holder

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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Law Clerk Program

The Copyright Office

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Copyright Office sponsors legal internships for talented law students with an interest in copyright law and policy through the Copyright Office Law Clerk Program (Law Clerk Program). Law clerks gain valuable experience and insight working with Office attorneys on copyright-related issues that arise within the Office, before Congress, and in the courts. Law clerks are instrumental in helping to prepare Copyright Office reports for Congress and are frequently called upon to assist with the Office's International work. Although Law Clerks are not paid, they often arrange to receive academic credit through their law school for their work at the Copyright Office. Additionally, in some cases, Law Clerks are able to obtain stipend support through public interest grant programs and the like.

Law Clerks are assigned to work in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), the Office of Policy and International Affairs (PIA), the Office of Public Information and Education (PIE), the Office of the Register (REG)and/or the Office of Registration Policy and Practice (RPP) according to candidates' preferences and the Office's needs.

Eligibility:

  • Seeks highly motivated law students with strong academic credentials and a demonstrated interest in copyright law.
  • Candidates for a Law Clerk position must either presently be enrolled in, or have graduated from, a U.S.-accredited law school.
  • Must have significant interest or background in copyright law, as shown by relevant coursework or otherwise
  • Possess excellent research, writing, and editing abilities.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: Ongoing

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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College Internship (Summer)

U.S. Copyright Office

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: Various departments within the U.S. Copyright Office will have opportunities throughout the summer to support existing projects. Applications received will be considered for all currently available opportunities.

Eligibility:

  • Interests/Areas of Study: Any
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Compensation: GS 2 - GS 4 ($11.54 - $15.89)
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school in advance to receive credit.
  • Available Benefits: Transit; May be eligible for leave.
  • Program Duration: Short-term. 3 - 4 months (May – September)
  • Qualifications: Must be a current college student. Experienced using various computer software applications (i.e., data entry, searching, etc.) and office equipment (i.e., copiers, scanners, etc.). Demonstrates attention to detail. Ability to communicate effectively.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Business Reference Section - Volunteer Internship Program

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Business Reference Section Volunteer Internship Program is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students interested in business development, library sciences, economics or labor studies to assist with producing annotated bibliographies and updating the Business Reference Services' web page.

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled students (undergraduate, graduate)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Visa Holder, or Permanent Resident
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Business, Library Information Science, Business Development, Economics, Labor Studies

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Information Systems, Analytics and Computer Graphics Internship Program

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Information Systems, Analytics and Computer Graphics Internship Program is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students interested in government and business administration and/or information technology who are available for three to nine months.

Program Duration: Short-term. 3 - 4 months (May – September)

Eligibility:

  • Interests/Areas of Study: Information Technology; Library Science; Library Analytics; Computer Graphics
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen; Permanent Resident; Visa Holder
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school in advance to receive credit.
  • Qualifications: Must be a current college student (undergraduate, graduate)

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Law Librarian Internship

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Law Library of Congress serves the Congress by providing it with authoritative and authentic information and analysis on all legal systems of the world. It contains the world’s largest collection of law books and legal resources from all countries. The Law Library presents a unique combination of collections, comprehensiveness, and staff expertise. Over 140 languages are represented in our collections of approximately 5 million items.

Internships at the Law Library of Congress are highly competitive and demonstrated knowledge of the legislative process, judicial writings, scholarly research, and excellent written and oral communication skills are critical considerations in the selection process. Holders of JD degrees are not required to be admitted to any bar. Library school students do not have to have a law degree to be competitive for a placement with the Law Library.  Most internships are site at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, but some may occur off-site.

Eligibility:

  • Interests/Areas of Study: Graduate students pursuing a JD, LLM, library/information science, or related degree

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid. Academic credit available

Application Deadline: October through February for summer positions; ongoing for fall/winter positions

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Global Legal Research Internship

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Law Library of Congress serves the Congress by providing it with authoritative and authentic information and analysis on all legal systems of the world. It contains the world’s largest collection of law books and legal resources from all countries. The Law Library presents a unique combination of collections, comprehensiveness, and staff expertise. Over 140 languages are represented in our collections of approximately 5 million items.

Foreign and U.S. trained attorneys respond to congressional, judicial, and federal executive branch inquiries related to U.S., foreign, comparative, and international legal and legislative research with background information, confidential memoranda, reports, and in-person consultations. A staff of experienced lawyers, law librarians, legal editors, and linguists are available to assist Members and staff at all times and remains on call whenever Congress is in session, ready to provide a wide range of legal research and reference services.

In addition to assisting Congress on legislative and representational matters, the Law Library provides service to the public in Congress’s name. The Law Library responds to all questions related to Congress.gov, which makes federal legislative information freely available. Law Library service also includes providing free and updated legal information to American businesses, state and local governments, and curious and concerned citizens.

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled LLM students who are within a semester of graduating or who have graduated within the last two years

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: October through February for summer positions; ongoing for fall/winter positions

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Remote Metadata Internship

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Law Library of Congress seeks interns for several exciting digital projects. These projects will provide open access to legal material on the Law Library of Congress’ website with searching and browsing capabilities. Interns will work remotely, reading the material and assigning keywords. Interns will be unpaid, but may use this position for volunteer hours or course credit, if applicable to their school’s requirements.

Eligibility:

  • Interns must have reliable Internet access, an email address they regularly check, Microsoft Excel, and a PDF viewer
  • Ideal candidate will work online for at least 10 hours per week and commit to at least 10 weeks.
  • Familiarity with US history, case law, and assigning terms from a controlled vocabulary is preferred, but all higher education students and graduates are welcome to apply.
  • U.S. and foreign students working toward advanced degrees in law or a related discipline may apply for an internship at the Law Library of Congress.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Currently full for the 2018-2019 school year. Will accept applications starting March 1, 2019 for the summer of 2019.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Law Library External Relations Assistant Volunteer Internship

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Law Library External Relations Assistant Internship is a short-term volunteer internship intended for undergraduate or graduate students to gain experience as a program assistant in external relations. The Law Library of Congress welcomes applications from students in Communications, Digital Media, Public Relations, and related majors.

Eligibility:

  • Citizenship Requirements: U.S. Citizen; Permanent Resident; Visa Holder
  • Applications Open To: Community College, Undergraduate, and Graduate students pursuing a communications-related degree

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: October through February for summer positions; ongoing for fall/winter positions

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Summer 2019 Volunteer Information Technology Intern

Judicial Branch: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Work Schedule: Part-Time, 25 hours

Description:The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the third branch of government.

We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law. The incumbent will be an undergraduate or graduate student and have technical experience working with hardware and software applications within the MS Windows environment.

The incumbent will have the ability to interact with managers and co-workers at all levels, and the ability to prioritize and adhere to time sensitive schedules. Duties include, but may not be limited to

1. Researching products and processes that can increase efficiency and support essential business functions
2. Installing, configuring and upgrading software and hardware on laptops;
3. Testing equipment for programs and seminars (projectors, routers, laptops, portable printers & scanners);
4. Maintaining and updating inventory of IT equipment;
5. Setting up laptops/projectors for in-house conferences and meetings;
6. Setting up and managing users accounts on Windows OS; and
7. Troubleshooting and resolving wired and wireless connectivity issues on laptops.

Eligibility:

  • 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.
  • Relatives of current Federal Judicial branch employees are not eligible.
  • Selectees must be currently enrolled in an accredited program.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • 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.
  • Must be in good academic standing, maintaining a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: March 4, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Summer 2019 Volunteer Intern

Judicial Branch: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts 

Work Schedule: Part-Time, 25 hours

Description:The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the third branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.

Student volunteers will perform a wide variety of administrative support duties such as:

1.Conducting research and assisting with special projects and day-to-day operations;
2. Preparing and analyzing reports;
3. Drafting memoranda and correspondences;
4. Proofreading, editing, and assisting with manual revision;
5. Maintaining case files,
6. Assisting with Judiciary committee or subcommittee liaison matters;
7. Providing ideas and supporting web contents; and
8. Performing general office tasks, such as answering telephones, copying and filing.

Eligibility:

  • 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.
  • Relatives of current Federal Judicial branch employees are not eligible.
  • Selectees must be currently enrolled in an accredited program.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • 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.
  • Must be in good academic standing, maintaining a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: March 4, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Recent Graduate (Engineering)

Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description:NIH Recent Graduates perform duties in one of the Institutes or Centers in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH Recent Graduates receive on-the-job training for one year and complete at least 40 hours of formal interactive training while in the program. Assignments are aimed at developing the employee's skills and knowledge to progressively perform more difficult duties.

  • Investigate project sites to determine the condition of a facility or property and records observations and technical information.
  • Make in-progress inspections, checking in detail all phases of contract compliance with specifications and drawings, and verify quality and acceptability of work.
  • Prepare detailed fee estimates used for negotiating and estimating projects with construction support as well as A/E firms for design services.
  • Ensure regulatory knowledge and construction technologies are up-to-date by keeping abreast of emerging technologies.
  • Use information management, project tracking and computer aided design and drafting (CADD) programs to solve engineering problems and facilitate work.
  • Ensure construction contractors are meeting local, state and federal health and safety requirements.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal resident.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen prior to conversion to competitive appointment.
  • Must have completed within the last 2 years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree, or certificate from a qualifying accredited institution.
  • Must have obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.

Locations:

  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Hamilton, MT

Compensation: Paid

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Student Trainee (Law Clerk)

Department of the Air Force: Air Force Legal Operations Agency (AFLOA)

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The primary purpose of this position is to provide a student trainee who has been appointed to the Pathways Program with on-the-job training and guidance to further student technical development in law.

  • With supervision, performs tasks that are developmental and recurring in nature that require application of basic occupational field theory and principles in the technical area of legal services.
  • With supervision, conducts investigations to obtain evidentiary data and recommend an agency course of action. Analyzes information or data gleaned from investigation, documents findings, and prepares recommendation.
  • With supervision, prepares interpretative and administrative orders, rules, or regulations to give effect to the provisions of governing statues or other requirements of law.
  • With guidance, drafts, negotiates, or examines contracts or other legal documents required by the agency's activities. Drafts, prepares formal comments, or otherwise makes substantive recommendations with respect to proposed legislation.
  • Edits and prepares for publication statues enacted by Congress and opinions or decisions of a court, commission, or board. Drafts and reviews decisions for consideration and adoption by agency officials.
  • Works closely with senior attorneys, assists in the performance of legal research, analysis of legal decisions, opinions, rulings, memoranda, and other legal decisions, prepares/writes digests of points of law involved.

Eligibility:

  • Must meet suitability requirements for Federal employment
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must be enrolled full-time at a qualifying accredited institution
  • Must sign a Participant Agreement
  • U.S. citizen
  • Males 18 years or older must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
  • You must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an approved program
  • Graduate Level Education at an American Bar Association Approved Law School
  • Have a good academic standing (no less than 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grading scale)
  • Meet the qualification standards of the position
  • Completed one academic year of law school by the start of their summer internship
  • May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duty
  • The position is established under the provision of the Pathways Program

Location: Location negotiable after selection, United States

Compensation: Paid

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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The ISMO Internship Experience

The National Defense University (NDU): The International Student Management Office (ISMO)

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The ISMO internship is as unique and exciting as it is challenging. Program Assistants (interns) are afforded the opportunity to interact with senior international civilian and military officers and their families from around the world.

Program Assistants help advance the ISMO mission in their support of the International Fellows Program. This internship will provide Program Assistants with the opportunity to develop practical administrative, logistic, event planning and other critical skills as they assist the ISMO staff in transitioning and preparing the International Fellow for living life within the United States. The ISMO office plays a critical role in managing a variety of issues and processes for the International Fellows so they can focus on their coursework, without having to worry their pay, finding an apartment/home, schools, and/or local doctor. Program Assistants may also assist staff in coordinating events, visits, briefings, and/or receptions. They may also assist with executing parts of the American Studies Academic program, which teaches international officers about U.S. institutions and American culture, values, and ideals.

Eligibility:

  • Require both individual attention to detail and collaboration with others in the office.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take on responsibility, work independently and in group settings.
  • Attention to detail is crucial for completing various tasks within the ISMO office.
  • Must be aware that they are helping our international partners and allies understand America. For some officers, it is their first time visiting the United States and you will be seen as an ambassador or representative of America
  • Seek friendly, dedicated, motivated, and organized individuals.
  • Foreign language proficiency, is not required, but useful in an atmosphere with over 25 spoken languages.
  • International Relations, Political Science, History, Education, American Studies, Language majors and ROTC students are preferred; however, all are encouraged to apply.
  • Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Dep of Energy

2019 Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) Internships

Department of Energy: Office of Economic Impact and Diversity 

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The program reaches out to minority students across the country at minority serving institutions and other colleges with large minority populations. Our 2018 interns came from 22 states and Puerto Rico.

Our goal is to get students excited about and prepared for STEM and energy careers at the DOE, other federal agencies or the private sector. Our hope is that doing exciting work, gaining confidence and making contacts will open up opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds and geographies.

Eligibility:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Majors accepted, include, but not limited to engineering, sciences, social sciences, and business
  • Be a U.S. citizen (permanent residents and green card holders are ineligible)
  • Have earned at least 24 undergraduate semester hours (39 quarter credit hours)
  • Be enrolled as a full time student. Recent graduates are not eligible to participate in the program unless they are enrolled in a graduate program
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 (minimum) or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Must demonstrate leadership potential, commitment to public service,
  • Interest in energy-related issues, strong written and verbal communication skills

Locations: Varies across the 17 national labs across the United States, including Washington, DC

Compensation: Paid

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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NNSA Legal Externship Program (Fall 2019)

Department of Energy: National Nuclear Security Administration 

Work Schedule: 1 or 2 part-time externships

Description:NNSA's Office of General Counsel has temporary positions for law students in the summer and during the spring and fall semesters. In all cases, the program may lead to permanent job offers, but there is no guarantee of future employment.

Eligibility:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA, legal research and writing skills, and demonstrated interest in national security matters

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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