Notice & Comment

OMB Law Fellowship Program

It’s my pleasure to share that the U.S. Office of Management and Budget has created a Law Fellowship Program, under which law professors and attorneys employed by institutions of higher education; attorneys employed by State, local, or tribal governments; or attorneys employed by other qualifying institutions under 5 C.F.R. § 334.102 can rotate into OMB to work in the Office of General Counsel for between 4 months and 2 years. This opportunity is not reimbursable, which means that OMB will not reimburse the applicant’s home institution for salary or benefits. It can, however, be done remotely.

Per the flyer (attached below):

“OMB Law Fellows will have the opportunity to work with seasoned attorneys, staff, and policy officials across OMB, the Executive Office of the President (EOP), and other Federal agencies in applying complex legal requirements to a wide range of emerging issues within OMB’s mission. 

“OMB leads implementation of the Administration’s policy vision across the Government. The Office of General Counsel’s legal work spans the breadth of Federal legal practice, including novel and complex issues in the areas of administrative law, appropriations and fiscal law, procurement and grants, information technology, legislative drafting, preparation of Executive Orders, Congressional oversight, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation, ethics, and personnel. The office provides legal advice and assistance on a combination of Governmentwide policy implementation and internal OMB matters, including consultation with the Department of Justice’s litigating divisions and its Office of Legal Counsel. 

“OMB is a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The successful candidate must have an interest in working on varied projects in an all-hands setting alongside both career staff and policy officials.”

More info attached. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and start dates are negotiable. I’m not involved with the hiring process but I’d be happy to answer questions about what it’s like to work here. In short: it’s great!

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