The mission of the Department of Energy (DOE) is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. DOE is planning to have student volunteer opportunities open for current law students within the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). The Student Volunteer program is designed to provide students with meaningful opportunities to explore Federal service while in school. The Internship provides managers with a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements. Students selected from this announcement will be assigned to DOE’s Office of Hearings and Appeals in Washington, DC. Students will perform a wide variety of duties to help meet DOE’s mission and the students’ learning objectives
Students selected from this announcement will be assigned to DOE’s Office of Hearings and Appeals in Washington, DC. Students will perform a wide variety of duties to help meet DOE’s mission and the students’ learning objectives.
As an OHA Student Volunteer, you may be called on to: Gain familiarity with the work and mission of OHA; Draft correspondence, decisions, and other documents under the supervision of Administrative Judges and attorney advisors; Work on challenging legal research and writing assignments concerning OHA’s practice areas, including security clearance determinations, whistleblower claims, and Freedom of Information Act appeals; Participate in weekly staff meetings; Participate in administrative hearings; and Assist with the work of the Alternative Dispute Resolutions Office, which is a part of OHA
Strong analytical, oral, and written communication skills. • Knowledge or interest in administrative law. • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently on multiple assignments. • Able to work as part of a team and accept constructive feedback.