Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - Washington, DC

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About the Agency

Marketing Statement:
The PBGC protects the retirement incomes of more than 44 million American workers in more than 27,500 private-sector defined benefit pension plans. PBGC was created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to encourage the continuation and maintenance of private-sector defined benefit pension plans, provide timely and uninterrupted payment of pension benefits, and keep pension insurance premiums at a minimum.

The Office of General Counsel's mission is to provide legal advice and counsel for the Director and the Corporation on a broad range of issues, decide administrative appeals of benefit coverage and other determinations, and administer the disclosure and other requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act.

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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You may undergo a personnel security background investigation
  • Provide proof of acceptance/current enrollment in a qualifying institution
  • Must sign a Pathways Agreement and provide an official transcript
  • Must currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must meet at least two (2) of the six (6) minimum qualification criteria

DUTIES: Back to top Legal interns assist attorneys in its five practice groups: Litigation and Employment Law, Ethics, ERISA Counseling, Procurement (Government Contracts) and Regulatory. Interns perform traditional case law research, prepare legal memoranda for use in briefs and motions, review agreements, and research legislative history. When possible, interns are invited to attend hearings, depositions, and meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top All qualification requirements must be met at the time of application.

You must be a student to participate in this program. You must have completed a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution and are currently enrolled in an accredited law school.

You will start at $24.99 per hour if you meet two or more of the following criteria upon application:

1. Top one-third of law school class based on 1L grades;

2. Outstanding undergraduate record (e.g., graduation with honors, election to academic honor society);

3. Graduate degree in government contracts, employee benefits or labor and employee relations;

4. Law review membership or Law Journal membership;

5. Participation in clinical programs, internships/externships, moot court, etc.;

6. Student intership or full-time employment in government contracts employee benefits, or labor and employee relations.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements (i.e., education and/or experience). This determination will be based on the information in your transcript(s) and/or resume. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be referred to the hiring official for further evaluation and consideration.
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BENEFITS: Back to top You can review our benefits at:!benefits.hms?orgId=5&jnum=25297

You may be entitled to the following benefits:
  • Transit Subsidy: You may be eligible to receive a transportation subsidy for travel between your office, home, and school.
  • Travel Expenses: If applicable, your work-related travel will be paid by your department.
  • Annual and sick leave, if applicable (must be on at least a 90-day appointment)


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