The District of Columbia Court of Appeals is seeking a law library student intern to work one day per week, for one year in its Law Library. Reporting to the Law Librarian, this position entails law library support, some invoicing, and some judge/law clerk staff support. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional client service and interpersonal communication skills, a strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently. This will be an unpaid internship and will be onsite, in the Court’s Law Library, which is not open to the public. The Law Librarian will be working offsite, remotely, and the intern’s main role is to keep the library collection up to date. This work will include loose-leaf updating, pocket part updating, distribution of materials to judge’s chambers, updating receiving documents and answering questions from staff that may need assistance in the library.
The Law Librarian will be available for help by email, phone and/or zoom and the expectation is a weekly check in with the Law Librarian by Zoom or phone.
This internship is a great opportunity for students who are interested in
pursuing law librarianship as a career. The internship would start in May of 2021 and run through May of 2022. Those students interested should send their resume and contact information to:
Law Librarian, D.C. Court of Appeals
Main duties will include:
-Checking in and sorting library mail.
-Updating collection documents regarding items received through the use of
email and spreadsheets and scanning in invoices to send to Law Librarian.
-Updating library print materials by various means to include: pocket part
distribution, loose-leaf updating, and volume replacement procedures.
-Other administrative tasks and duties, as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree is required;
• Currently working towards a MLS or interest in pursuing a law librarianship career.
• Tech-savvy, and comfortable with Excel, Westlaw, Lexis and Zoom
• Ability to work alone and independently.
• If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.