Federal Government Student Volunteer Legal Internship

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for agency oversight, the investigation and prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse, and the promotion of effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).

The FMC is an independent federal agency responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system for the benefit of U.S. exporters, importers, and the U.S. consumer. The mission of the agency is to foster a fair, efficient and reliable international ocean transportation system and to protect the public from unfair and deceptive practices.



The OIG internship program is designed to provide law students with experience in a variety of real world OIG functions. The work normally assigned to an intern consists primarily of:
•The development and design of planning documents,
•The writing and review of memoranda and other official publications, and
•Assisting with audits, inspections, evaluations, and other actions as necessary.

OIG interns have the opportunity to attend OIG, Commission and other meetings to learn about current issues relating to the FMC/OIG.


•U.S. citizenship
•Have good academic standing
•Have completed at least one (1) year of law school
•Current enrollment in an academic institution as a J.D. candidate

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