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Volunteer Law Student - Fall 2020 with Security Clearance

Company: Department Of Justice
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:

Duties Summary The Middle District of Florida is seeking outstanding candidates for a Fall Legal Internship to assist in our mission. The internship will begin in the Fall of 2020. The start and end dates are negotiable. We ask that our interns commit to at least 8 - 10 weeks of service. For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/ . Learn more about this agency Responsibilities An internship with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated law student: an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. Working with Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other staff, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens. The United States Attorney's Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of Federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties. Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memorandum of law, and appellate briefs. The interns become familiar with the Federal rules of Civil and Criminal procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the Middle District of Florida District Court, and the local and Federal rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend dispositions, meetings with Agents and accompany attorneys to observe court proceedings. Practice Areas: * Appellate Litigation * Civil Litigation * Criminal Litigation Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None * Job family (Series) 0999 Legal Occupations Student Trainee * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or National * Background investigation and credit check required * You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable * You must meet half-time student enrollment requirements * You must submit a transcript with your application * You must be at least 16 years of age or older * You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement Qualifications Acceptance of applications for this announcement will be limited to (rising) second and third-year law students. An eligible student is an individual enrolled in law school pursuing a Juris Doctor degree. Successful candidates must have outstanding academic records, superior writing skills and be in good academic standing at his/her university. Student interns must be United States Citizens. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement. To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met: Law Student Status: Acceptance of applications for this announcement will be limited to (rising) second and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for law student volunteer positions. An eligible student is an individual who is enrolled in law school pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree and is taking at least half-time academic course load in an accredited university. Successful candidates must have outstanding academic records, superior writing skills, and be in good academic standing at his/her university. Citizenship: Student Interns must be United States citizens or owe permanent allegiance to the United States. (Currently, natives of American Samoa, Swains Island and certain inhabitants of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are the only groups that owe permanent allegiance to the United States. Background Investigation: You must successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment. Law Student Volunteer Intern/Extern Agreement: All interns are required to sign the Participant Agreement. Prior to entering on duty, the student will disclose, as soon as possible, any stipend or compensation for work done as part of this program in sufficient time to permit appropriate ethics/professional responsibility review by the U.S. Department of Justice. Disclosures will include the sponsor's (paying entity's) identity, a copy of the sponsorship agreement, and the amount of compensation. Students must provide a copy of the sponsorship agreement. Employing component/office/district must complete an appropriate ethics/professional responsibility review prior to enter on duty. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement. Education All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov OR Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . All documentation must be in English or include an English translation. Additional information Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized. Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming by checking the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference and submit the documentation as specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement. Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov . Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. A Benefits Package is not authorized for this position. Read more How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. Read more Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness * Required Documents Help Required Documents You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes: Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process). Required: Your resume. Required: Your cover letter specifying which office you are applying for. (Note: If you are applying for the Tampa office, please identify which area of law you wish to be considered for in your cover letter (i.e., Appellate, Criminal or Civil). Required: Your legal writing sample. Required Veterans' Preference Documentation: In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or if you are a current Active Duty member you must submit a certification on appropriate military branch letterhead that indicates: 1) your service dates, 2) expected discharge or release date from active duty with a release/discharge date no later than 120 days from the closing date of this announcement, and 3) the character of service (e.g., Honorable); or other official documentation (e.g., d

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