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Pathways Internship Student Trainee (Legal)

Job Location:

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Job Description:

Open Dates 09/10/2018 to 10/08/2018
Salary $19.97 to $25.96 per hour

This position is part of DFAS's Pathways Student Trainee Program, which is designed for current students and individuals accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program in an accredited institution, on a full or half-time basis. As a paid intern, you will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a successful career with DFAS and to explore numerous possibilities for growth, learning and valuable work experience.

As an Legal Student Trainee, you will:
Receive training in the principles, practices, concepts, work processes, regulations and statutes of one or more General Counsel functional areas designed to provide a career oriented introduction to DFAS and the General Counsel.
Assignments include developmental experiences to prepare the incumbent for increasingly more complex work in the General Counsel arena. Assignments may be supplemented by on-the-job and/or formal training in the occupation.
Independently plan, organize, and conduct studies of legal issues and cases generally encountered in the assigned area.
Performs research on assignments from the Directorates Deputy General Counsel (DGC) and Assistant DGC by examining legal documents, historical files, and other legal resources on inquiries relating to a myriad of legal subjects.
Examination is to evaluate the procedural and technical sufficiency of the action or legal matter; and, to evaluate factual and other information presented.
Utilize manual and automated legal research methods to locate, extract, and compile relevant materials to assist the legal staff.
Identifies pertinent facts and issues for research, suggests legal interpretations of reference materials, and prepares initial summary recommendations for attorneys.
Drafts and edits legal and non-legal memoranda, research reports, and correspondence.

Job Requirements:

To view the full vacancy announcement and to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509072200.

Contact Information:

Contact: Department of State HR/REE/REC
US Department of State
2401 E Street NW
Suite 518 H
Washington, DC, United States 20522
Website: http://careers.state.gov/students/


September 25, 2018

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