Washington DC, DC
U. S. Sentencing Commission
$44,941 to $54,972
05/29/2017 to 04/19/2018
The key responsibilities of legal interns in the Office of General Counsel are the review and analysis of appellate court decisions in criminal cases and identification and entry of data pertaining to the appellate arguments related to federal sentencing. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, supporting the Office of General Counsel with general legal research relating to criminal law and procedure, application of the federal sentencing guidelines, and operation of an independent judicial agency.
- U.S. citizenship required
- Employees are required to serve a one year probationary period
Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of study at an accredited law school. Candidates must be currently enrolled in law school and must be in good academic standing, and possess excellent research, writing and cite checking skills. Resumes should include applicant's current grade point average, class rank (if applicable), writing experience (no writing samples), and relevant employment experience. Writing sample, law school transcript, and references to be provided upon request.
Preference will be given to applicants who have law journal experience.
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How to Apply
How You Will Be Evaluated
The Commission evaluates applicants through a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. Applicants may be required to take a skills assessment test. Applicants who do not address the qualification requirements (mandatory and preferred) in his or her application materials as stated in the vacancy announcement are automatically disqualified from consideration and must re-apply before the closing date to be considered for employment.
U. S. Sentencing Commission
AddressUS Sentencing Commission One Columbus Circle NE Suite 2-500 Washington DC US
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