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TIG Intern

POSITION:
2014 TIG Intern (Paid)

POSTING NO:  #N/A

DATE POSTED:
3/7/2014

LOCATION:
Office of Program Performance
Legal Services Corporation
3333 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C.  20007-3552

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:
Full-time during summer/Part-time during academic year

ANNOUNCEMENT REMAINS OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Overview: Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 134 independent, non-profit legal aid organizations with more than 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC’s mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.

The Office of Program Performance (OPP) is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of high-quality legal services to low-income grantee clients by administering a competitive grants process designed to award funding grants to effective grantee programs. OPP also monitors grantee performance by conducting grantee performance reviews in accordance with the LSC Act, established criteria and the ABA Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid.

REQUIREMENTS:

Under the general direction of Director of the Office of Program Performance (OPP), the Technology Initiatives Grant (TIG) intern will assist with the administration of technology grants to improve the delivery of legal services.

LSC is accepting applications from students currently enrolled in college. The ideal applicant will be dependable, self-motivated, professional, hard-working, disciplined, and demonstrate integrity. He or she will have excellent research and analytical skills, have excellent oral and written communication skills, be attentive to details and organized, and able to work both independently and on a team. He or she also will exercise good judgment and be an effective problem-solver, intellectually curious, and committed to LSC’s mission to promote equal access to justice. A high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required.
 
The intern’s hours will be up to twenty (20) hours per week during the school year; up to thirty seven and one-half (37.5) hours per week during summer vacation and school breaks.
The  internship will run from June to August 2014 with possible extension through the Fall 2014 semester.
 
The intern’s principal duties and responsibilities include:
  • data entry for TIG Grant administration
  • preparing memorandums
  • photocopying and filing grant documentation
  • preparing mailings
  • contacting grantees for reports
  • assisting with conference planning and logistics
  • performing research on statewide-funded websites
  • assisting OPP administrative staff with daily tasks

HOURLY RATE:

Undergraduate student:  $10 - $13 per hour

Graduate/law student:  $14 - $16 per hour

Actual hourly rate determined by year in school.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Electronic applications are strongly preferred. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the posting will remain open until filled.
Submit a résumé and cover letter to jobs@lsc.gov 

The subject line of your email should read: 2014 TIG Intern

Note: If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify OHR at tel: 202-295-1571.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

LSC embraces diversity as a core value. We recognize that our success as a corporation depends upon creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone.