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Family Division Internship (Unpaid)

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District Of Columbia Courts Washington , DC 20001

Posted 5 months ago



This position is an unpaid internship in the DC Superior Courts' Family Division. The jurisdiction of the Family Court Operations Division includes the following types of cases: child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, divorce, custody, visitation, paternity and child support, mental health and rehabilitation, termination of parental rights, and adoptions. This position is open for the Fall semester starting in late September.


This position is an unpaid internship. The interns major duties are below:

Assists the courtroom clerks with the management and operations of the courtroom.
Checks in attorneys and parties.
Makes and distributes copies of court orders.
Scans pleadings and other court documents.
Maintains confidentiality of sealed and confidential case types.
Updates official court record; transports case files.
Assists judicial officers, management and staff as needed.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)


Conditions of Employment

Must submit to a background and/or security investigation
Must be 18 years or older
Must be enrolled as a degree - seeking student
Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better
Must commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week.
To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
2.Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3.Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of unofficial college transcript or degree)

Submission of all required documentation is a must by the closing date of the announcement.


U.S. Citizens or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residency or authorized by Immigration and Naturalization Service to intern in the U.S.

Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate program or enrolled in a graduate or law school program. The student must be in good standing at his or her university with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The student must be able to commit a minimum of 12 hours per week throughout the semester.

Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.
The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.


To qualify based on education, upload a copy of your unofficial transcript. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, the list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

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

Applicants should report only attendance from accredited institutions. Applicant can verify accreditations at the following website:

Additional information

This position is an unpaid internship. All required information must be received by the closing date.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the volunteer intern program. Applicant selections are based on academic achievement, the area of study, experience, completeness and professionalism of application. The Human Resources Division refers eligible candidates to the hiring official based on current work projects and opportunities available in the District of Columbia Courts.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

2.Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3.Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of unofficial college transcript or degree)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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