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Law Clerk Intern

Date Posted:  Nov 17, 2021
Requisition ID:  286523

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


The State Employees’ Appeals Commission (SEAC):

Is established by statute (IC 4-15-1.5) and its Commission Members are appointed by the Governor. SEAC impartially and fairly hears qualified state employees’ appeals under the Civil Service System (IC 4-15-2.2). It is SEAC’s goal to provide reliable, prompt and excellent service to the parties and constituents before the Commission.


This is a part-time Law Clerk position with the State Employee Appeals Commission.


Salary Information:

This position is a part-time law clerk postiion that will pay $14.00/hour.

About the Job:

SEAC is a state executive branch agency that provides a forum for fair and impartial review of non-exempt personnel decisions made by covered state agencies. The agency consists only of the Chief ALJ and a law clerk; therefore you will have the unique opportunity to gain extensive knowledge about working in state government. We are currently seeking a law clerk to work closely with the Chief Administrative Law Judge, beginning in January 2022. This position is part-time, offering approximately 20-25 hours per week during the summer and 15-20 hours during the school year. The hours are negotiable upon selection of a candidate. 


When applying, please submit a short (10 pages or less) writing sample, along with your other materials.

***Please upload/attach your writing sample document as one attachment to include resume and cover letter.***

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Conduct legal research and analysis.
  • Prepare draft opinions and orders for the Chief ALJ.
  • Assist with special projects, such as external mediations.
  • Communicate with state attorneys, outside counsel, and pro se parties.
  • Provide administrative support.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • The ideal candidate for this internship is currently enrolled in an accredited law school as an incoming 2L or 3L.
  • Strong legal research, analysis, and writing skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word.
  • Organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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