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US District Court : Ohio Southern District


The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is now accepting applications for a unique, one-year term as a Student Intern in Cincinnati. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning about the Federal Court system, and who is self-motivated with strong attention to detail. Consideration will only be given to those who apply through the HR Employment Application system and submit a cover letter, resume, AO78 Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment (02/20), and the name of a college professor willing to provide a character reference. To apply please see the HR Employment Application System link below. This position is part of the Model Intern Diversity Pilot Program offered through Administrative Office of the United States Courts. This program is built on a foundation of diversity and innovation and exists to expose, develop and place talented, underserved youth in the courts and prepares them for future permanent employment opportunities while training them to be champions of diversity and inclusion. The Student Intern will gain exposure to and perform work within several court units, including the District Court, Probation Office, and Pretrial Services Office. The one-year internship will start during the summer semester (but no sooner than June 7, 2021) and end during the spring semester of 2022 (no later than June 3, 2022). The incumbent will work full-time (no more than 40-hours/week) during the Summer semester and part-time (no more than 20-hours/week) during the Fall and Spring semesters. This position may involve occasional travel within the District which may include the Dayton and Columbus Courthouses.Job Requirements:The Student Intern will function as a student trainee and the duties will include: . Observing a wide variety of hearings in civil and criminal cases to develop familiarity with the judicial process; . Job shadowing court-system professionals, such as Judicial Officers and court staff, Probation Officers and Pretrial Services Officers, to understand the Federal Court system; . Assisting judicial, legal, professional, and administrative staff with jury matters; with special events, such as naturalization ceremonies; and with collecting, maintaining and processing case information. . Performing basic social science, historical, statistical, and other research to support judicial, legal, professional, and administrative staff; . Collecting, organizing, and summarizing statistical, accounting, or other data on case processing, budgetary, workload, and other court-related issues for judicial, legal, professional, and administrative staff; . Organizing legal pleadings, briefs, motions, and correspondence for judicial, legal, professional, and administrative staff; . Sorting, classifying, copying, distributing, and filing court records to assist judicial, legal, professional, and administrative staff; and . Performing other duties asassigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must be willing to commit to a one-year internship and be a rising undergraduate junior or senior currently enrolled full-time, in good standing, at an accredited college. The candidate must be working toward a degree, preferably with a concentration in pre-law, criminal justice, political science, history, English, business administration, finance, or related discipline. During the summer (June through August), the intern is limited to no more than 40 work hours per week. During the academic year (September through May), the intern is limited to no more than 20 work hours per week. The candidate must have skills in analysis, research, and writing. Advanced computer skills are required. Successful candidates are detail oriented, customer-service oriented, and demonstrate a professional and positive demeanor, as well as appearance appropriate for a court environment (business/office-wear). The Intern candidate must strictly adhere to court-confidentiality requirements, the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees, computer-security policy, social-media policy, and other court policies.
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