The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) is offering academic year internships through its Office of Litigation within the Office of General Counsel. This unpaid internship can provide students with course credits and valuable experience in a wide range of litigation work and exposure to a variety of issues.
SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of the nation.
The main sections, each headed by an Associate General Counsel, are Financial Law and Lender Oversight, General Law, Litigation, and Procurement Law. OGC advises the Agency with regard to its various financial, contracting, and training programs; and also represents SBA in administrative and court proceedings, involving areas of law such as employment, procurement, and contract.
Intern assignments include legal research, drafting legal memoranda, and section-specific assignments. Interns will likely have the chance to interact with SBA’s top management, staff at the White House, Office of the Inspector General, Justice Department, other federal agencies, banks, and major corporations.
The Law Intern Program includes mentoring, formalized training, and a writing seminar. The Brown Bag Lecture Series provides interns the chance to attend weekly panel discussions on topics ranging from current issues in OGC to clerking after law school. Interns will also have many opportunities to meet and interact with SBA attorneys. Happy hours, baseball games, and golf trips are just some of the fun social events interns will attend!
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