U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois – Student Intern (Part Time) (posted on 7/15/19 and closes 7/24/19)
The part-time (20 hours a week) student internship is located in the Clerk’s Office of the United States District
Court, Northern District of Illinois. The incumbent will provide a wide range of services and will be assigned
special projects by the Clerk of Court. This temporary internship opportunity will begin in September 2019 and
end in December 2019.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties will be assigned by the Clerk of Court and include research assignments and special projects.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified candidates must be enrolled in law school and 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 and appearance appropriate for a court environment
(business/office wear-professional). A candidate must adhere to court confidentiality requirements, Code of
Conduct for Judicial Employees, computer security policy and social media policy. The selected candidate will
be subject to a FBI fingerprint check as a condition of employment, and may be subject to periodic updates.
Compensation and classification level will be set based on the work experience, qualifications, and salary
history of the successful candidate. To qualify at CL 22, applicants must have a high school diploma or
equivalent, and a college degree.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
Consideration will be given to those who apply through the court’s online applicant tracking system and
provide a cover letter and resume by July 24, 2019. To view openings and to apply, visit our applicant
tracking system at: ILND Jobs
Student Intern 2019-30
Due to the volume of applications received, the Court will only communicate with those applicants who
will be interviewed. Applicants selected for interviews will be communicated to only through email and
must travel at their own expense and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
Prior to appointment, the finalist candidate will be required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background
investigation. The Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct which is available upon request.
Direct deposit is required for payment of compensation for employees. Employees of the District Court,
Northern District of Illinois are excepted service appointments. Employees are considered at-will and are not
covered by federal civil service classifications or regulations.
In order to be eligible for employment, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(1) U.S. citizen;
(2) Person who owes allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the
Northern Mariana Islands);
(3) Person admitted as a refugee or granted asylum who has filed a declaration of intention to become a
lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
(4) Lawful permanent resident (i.e., green card holder) who is seeking citizenship. A lawful permanent
resident “seeking citizenship”:
(a) May not apply for citizenship until he or she has been a permanent resident for at least five
years (three years if seeking naturalization as a spouse of a citizen);
(b) Must apply for citizenship within six months of becoming eligible; and
(c) Must complete the process within two years of applying (unless there is a delay caused by the
processors of the application).
The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the
announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice.