Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
~  Judicial Legal Intern Opportunity ~

The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on occasion permits law students to serve as legal interns for judges. The Board is a judicial body within the federal executive branch that conducts hearings and decides cases concerning contracts between government agencies and private companies. Our decisions are reported in Board of Contract Appeals Decisions (CCH), and appeals from our decisions are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  We also hear and decide cases involving the Indian Self-Determination Act and the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, and settle claims filed by companies which provide transportation services to the government and claims filed by government employees regarding expenses of official travel and relocation to new duty stations.

Legal interns assist Board judges by conducting legal research, drafting legal memoranda, preparing analyses of facts, assisting in the preparation of orders and decisions, and attending hearings.

These internships are unpaid positions and there is no possibility that an intern will be paid for his or her work.

An intern must receive academic credit for the internship except during the summer. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

Interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Interns must be able to use Westlaw and WordPerfect.

Applicants should send a law school transcript, a resume, and a cover letter to:

Judge Jerome M. Drummond
Re:  Intern Announcement
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
1800 F Street, N.W.
 Washington, DC 20405

Judge Drummond may also be reached at

 An applicant should state in the cover letter whether he or she is available for the fall, summer, or spring semester. If an applicants transcript does not reflect the most recent semesters grades, include those grades in the cover letter. We accept applications at any time.


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Last Updated:  06/08/08
Last Reviewed: 06/08/08