Student Legal Volunteer

Federal Maritime Commission, Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

Washington, DC - Jul 28, 2022 via USAJobs

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Are you looking for a meaningful internship that will give you a competitive edge, marketable experience, and knowledge of the Federal Government while making a difference in people's lives? Check out this opportunity from the Office of the Chairman to learn more about the office and the Federal Maritime Commission.

We are seeking motivated law students who love challenge, can bring fresh perspectives, and innovative solutions to the office and agency! All applicants must meet the basic requirements to be considered eligible by the close of this announcement.

Successful candidates will possess knowledge of basic legal principles and concepts to interpret and apply a body of law, regulations, precedents, and practices covering recurring types of legal actions encountered in the Commission; knowledge of the principles, concepts and methods of commonly used legal research procedures and methods, and identification/accessing of legal reference sources, sufficient to locate, analyze, and prepare reports on pertinent statutes, court decisions, legal opinions, and other legal documents; and knowledge of legal techniques and skills necessary to analyze both issues of fact and issues of law in order to prepare digests of case decisions, evaluate the applicability of precedents, or to draft briefs or other litigation papers.

Candidates also should be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and/or similar software, sufficient to prepare documents, spreadsheets, and other work products; have the ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing; and be able to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.

You must be a United States Citizen and at least 18 years old; AND Enrolled as a student on at least a half-time basis and as defined by your educational institution and be in good academic standing as defined by your educational institution; AND Submit proof of student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the student volunteer opportunity.

Students must maintain student eligibility and enrollment throughout the duration of the student volunteer opportunity and must be actively enrolled at an accredited institution.

Students who have graduated or will graduate prior to the completion of the Student Volunteer Program commitment are ineligible to participate without proof of future enrollment at an accredited educational institution.

Specific work schedules vary and will be set upon selection.

Education must be from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education.

Applicants should report only attendance and/or degrees from accredited institutions.

Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:


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