Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Student Volunteer Intern-LEGAL at the Millennium Challenge Corporation

Job Title: Student Volunteer Intern-LEGAL (Summer 2011)
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation
Job Announcement Number: MCC-11-9999L-SM
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, January 31, 2011 to Monday, February 28, 2011
SERIES & GRADE: ZZ-0099-0/0
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time
NON-PAID; Volunteer Service
Flexible start dates are available throughout this session.
DUTY LOCATIONS: MCC Headquarters, Washington, DC
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Applications will be accepted from United States citizens only.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should email a resume and all required documents to internapplications@mcc.gov.

Please indicate in the subject line 'MCC Legal Internship' and ensure that all required additional information is attached in the same email as your resume.

All application materials must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time of the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration. Failure to provide complete information may result in non-consideration for this position.

Students must be willing and able to travel at their own expense to Washington, D.C. if selected for in-person interviews.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

SUBMIT A COVER LETTER. Your cover letter must clearly indicate the internship for which you are applying to for consideration (i.e., MCC Legal Internship)

SUBMIT A RESUME.

SUBMIT SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT(S). A copy of your school transcripts must accompany your resume at the time of submission. THIS IS REQUIRED OF ALL INTERNS. Failure to do so will result in an automatic disqualification. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted; however, if you are selected for placement, you will be required to bring an official copy with you on the first day of your internship. Transcripts should indicate current semester enrollment and include school name, location, course titles, grades, dates completed, and number of credits earned.

SUBMIT A WRITING SAMPLE. A law-based writing sample is required and must be included as part of the entire application package.

STUDENT SERVICE AGREEMENT. Selected candidates will be required to submit a copy of the MCC Student Volunteer Service Agreement signed by the student and an approver from within the academic institution's career services office.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

A commitment of 32-40 regularly scheduled hours per week is desirable.
Some flexibility will be allowed for class schedules and other variables.

Duties

Candidates will have an opportunity to assist the MCC Office of the General Counsel with a wide-range of legal duties related to international and administrative law in MCC compact countries.

Legal Intern: Interns will assist attorneys with providing legal advice to MCC staff on issues with development of new compact programs and implementation of existing compact programs; reviewing disbursement related documentation; drafting letters, certificates, notices, agreements and memos; sitting in on negotiations with foreign governments and conference calls with local counsel; researching international law issues, as well as general law topics; generating closing checklists, assisting attorneys in conducting due diligence, responding to due diligence questions, and drafting MCC policies and procedures. Interns will be required to utilize legal reference files, the Internet, and electronic databases to conduct research, compile information, and verify citations. Applicants must be current students of a law degree program.


AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Talaya Rogers
Phone: 202-521-4086
Email: internapplications@mcc.gov Agency Information:
Millennium Challenge Corporation
875 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
US

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