Employer: US Sentencing Commission.

Location: Washington D.C.

Apply by: March 02, 2019.

Salary: $45,972 to $56,233 per year

Function: Entry Level and Intern.

Appointment Type: Temporary.

Industry: Government and Public Services, Federal Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager).

Hours: Full Time.

Travel Required: Not required.

Relocation: Relocation expenses reimbursed.

About the employer:

The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent federal agency in the Judicial Branch of government consisting of seven members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate and two non-voting ex-officio members. The agency staff consists of approximately 100 employees.


The United States Sentencing Commission is offering an opportunity of internship to law students, who have completed at least two semesters.

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.

Key Requirements:

Resumes should include the 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.
Candidates must possess excellent research, writing and cite checking skills.

Preference will be given to applicants who have law journal experience.
Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of study at an accredited law school prior to starting the internship.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in law school and must be in good academic standing.

  • This position is in the excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of positions in the competitive Civil Service.
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation.
  • A list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States.
  • A background security investigation is required for all selectees.
  • The appointment will be subject to a selectee’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favourable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. A background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
  • All new Commission employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before the appointment, mandated by the Federal Compensation Act.
  • All new Commission employees, those converted from a temporary appointment to a permanent appointment, and all rehired former Commission employees are required to serve a one-year probationary period. The probationary period begins on the effective date of the employee’s appointment, conversion, or rehire.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

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