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The United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois is now accepting applications for unpaid Student Interns. This position provides practical learning experiences gained through observing and performing assigned tasks related to educational and career interests. Consideration will only be given to those who apply through the Court’s online applicant tracking system, submit a cover letter and resume. To apply, please see the “Notice to Applicants” section listed below.
This student internship is located in downtown Chicago, IL. The primary focus of this internship provides students with an opportunity to gain a detailed understanding of the Court’s jury process. It allows students to interact with knowledgeable and experienced professionals, view civil and criminal jury trials and earn school credit if offered by the student’s school. The Student Interns will report directly to the Jury Administrator. Dates and hours are flexible and will be determined by the Court and each student.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Student Interns will function as student trainees and the duties will include:
• Prepare and mail summonses to jurors needed for grand and petit jury service.
• Scan and file juror questionnaires.
• Assist in the processing of responses to summonses. Review and process requests from prospective jurors to be excused or deferred.
• Answer inquiries via phone and email from prospective jurors.
• Input confidential information into juror management program.
• Work directly with prospective and empaneled jurors throughout their term of jury service.
• Interact with judges and Clerk’s Office staff to assist with jury related matters.
• Observe jury selection and jury trials to further understanding of the trial process.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
A candidate must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. The successful candidate must be punctual, detail-oriented, and able to provide a high level of customer service. The candidate must be able to display professional and positive demeanor and appearance appropriate for a court environment (business/office wear-professional). Preference will be provided to those pursuing a major or minor in behavioral science, sociology, political science, criminology, psychology or another social science. A candidate must adhere to
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court confidentiality requirements, Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees 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.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
Consideration will only be given to those who apply through the court’s online applicant tracking system and provide a cover letter and resume. To view openings and to apply, visit our applicant tracking system at: ILND Jobs
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. Funding for housing will not be provided and is the responsibility of the intern throughout the internship.
Prior to appointment, the finalist candidates 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. 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. The United States District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Diversity is important to the Judiciary. It is an essential component of services that the Judiciary is charged with providing to maintain justice, equality, fairness, respect, and dignity in society. To fulfill its duties, the Judiciary must include all members of society—not just regardless, but also inclusive of race, gender, disability, and the many other variables that make up the citizens of our nation. The Judiciary has a duty to promote a fair, just, and sustainable model of inclusive democracy and social justice that surpasses any governmental entity in the history of this nation or of any other nation.
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.
To apply for this job please visit www.ilnd.uscourts.gov.