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Position Posted On:
US District Court, Southern District of Iowa
123 E. Walnut, Suite 300
Des Moines, IA  50309

Job Title:
Clerk's Office Intern
Job Type:
Government & Law
Community Service
Hours Per Week:
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Position Start Date:
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Pay Rate:
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How To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to: United States District Court Southern District of Iowa Attn: Mindi Decker P.O. Box 9344 Des Moines, IA 50306
Contact Name:
Mindi Decker  
Job Description:
Position: Clerk’s Office Intern Compensation: Unpaid Internship Position Location: Des Moines The internship program is available in the U.S. Courthouse in Des Moines. This is strictly a volunteer position under the supervision of the Chief Deputy. Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities performed by interns will be as follows: • Pull and update files as needed for the work of the Court and return them to the file room • Assist in opening incoming mail and routing to appropriate designation • Assist with the processing of outgoing mail • Prepare correspondence in response to inquiries regarding files • Prepare records of files transmitted to the Federal Record Center • Retrieve closed files and records from the Records Center • Assist with the archive program • Assist court staff with clerical functions • Assist in preparing records for cases on appeal • Answer telephone calls • Duplicate requested documents • Assist courtroom deputies • Observe court proceedings • Perform other general office or project duties as assigned Qualifications: To be considered for the internship position, candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications: 1. College student who has general knowledge of filing, telephone usage, record keeping, etc. 2. Must have a commitment to regular attendance, maintain a positive and pleasant work attitude, work well in a team environment, have a high level of energy, and must deal tactfully and effectively with the bar and public while maintaining a high quality standard of work. 3. Be willing to sign an “Acknowledgment of Gratuitous Services and Waiver for Uncompensated Employees” form. Benefits: Interns are not entitled to any benefits with the Court. All services are to be rendered solely on a voluntary basis. Applicants will need to check with their school to see if they can receive academic credit. Miscellaneous: The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this internship program or to withdraw the announcement. A background investigation with law enforcement agencies, including fingerprint and criminal record checks, will be conducted as a condition of the internship. Expectations of Student Intern: The intern will be expected to: • Adhere to the Clerk’s Office work hours or an established work schedule • Follow Clerk’s Office policies and procedures • Strict observance of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to: United States District Court Southern District of Iowa Attn: Mindi Decker P.O. Box 9344 Des Moines, IA 50306-9344 E-mail: The United States District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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