The Federal Judicial Center’s International Judicial Relations Office (IJR) coordinates informational brieﬁngs for visiting foreign delegations and provides materials about the U.S. judicial system and the work of the FJC. At the invitation of foreign judiciaries or development organizations, the IJR develops seminars on such topics as judicial branch education, court administration, case management, alternative dispute resolution, and judicial ethics.
Duties and Responsibilities
IJR seeks an intern, a second or third-year law student, to work virtually for 10-15 hours per week this Fall semester at the FJC to provide support for the IJR Director and staff. The intern will assist the IJR Office by conducting research, developing online content (i.e. infographics), and supporting international programs. Tasks and responsibilities will vary depending upon IJR’s workload, activities and events. Job responsibilities may include:
- Maintaining databases and spreadsheets, including a database of foreign contacts and international partners;
- Updating existing program materials, researching foreign law, procedure and judicial practice;
- Developing and editing text and infographics for online platforms (e.g. WordPress);
- Attending programs as necessary;
The intern may be invited to observe FJC events, on an optional basis, to learn about the Center’s education programs and interact with other Center staff.
Candidates should possess:
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills
- Superb oral and written communication skills
- Sound research skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work collaboratively and independently
- Willingness to carry out administrative work on a regular basis
- Knowledge of Bluebook citation form
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Adobe Acrobat; Adobe Creative Cloud; Lexis or Westlaw
- Proficiency in a foreign language (helpful)
Conditions of Employment
- United States Citizenship, subject to the exceptions enumerated at http://www.uscourts.gov/careers.
- Pass standard U.S. government background check.
- Relatives of Center staff members may not be employed at the Center in any capacity.
- All requirements must be met for full consideration.
- The Center does not provide housing or transportation.
Compensation & Benefits
- Law Students (first year): $17.30 per hour
- Law Students (first year completed): $17.30 per hour
- Law Students (second year completed): $19.93 per hour
- Law students (third year completed): $19.93 per hour
Benefits are not applicable for this position.
Application Checklist and Procedure
– Brief Cover Letter (please specify hours of availability)
– Graphic Design Sample(s) (a multi-page, or multiple graphics on one page)
– One letter of recommendation
– Optional: One-page writing sample (single-spaced)
Send questions/complete application below:
*Please include “LEGAL INTERN APP – [FIRST AND LAST NAME]” in the subject line.*
Federal Judicial Center
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
One Columbus Circle, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002-8003
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Email applications are strongly preferred.
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