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The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. The Office of the General Counsel seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist in a variety of legal support services during the summer of 2019. The successful candidate will report directly to the General Counsel. Duties include legislative research, supervised counseling of clients on issues involving government ethics, reviews of government contracts, and other legal research supporting CBO’s analytic activities. Additional responsibilities include drafting legal memorandums and briefs about the significance to CBO of various court decisions, assisting with statutory interpretation, and verifying legal citations in CBO draft reports.   

Candidates must be in their second or third year of law school or have recently completed a Juris Doctor degree. The ability to handle multiple tasks at once and to complete projects under tight deadlines is required. Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills and be able to perform requested legal and factual research using both electronic and manual library searches. Strong interpersonal skills are a must. The position also requires a person who can work independently and as part of a team. Training or experience in legislative affairs and prior paralegal or legal office experience are desired but not required.  

Salary and Benefits
The hourly rate ranges from $22.00 to $30.00 and will be based on the successful candidate’s academic level and related experience. This is a temporary position that is expected to last approximately 10 weeks between May and August. The successful candidate would be expected to work a 40-hour week, but a different schedule may be considered. Housing and relocation expenses are not provided, but the candidate will be eligible for a local transportation subsidy.