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A dedicated, well-trained, highly motivated workforce is a key factor in OIG's success. Join us and embark on a career that will make a difference in the lives of Americans.

As an investigator, you will seek out those committing fraud against vital HHS programs, including Medicare - a program that makes it possible for some of the country's most vulnerable citizens to receive health care. Become a program analyst and evaluate HHS programs to find vulnerabilities for fraud and recommend fixes. Or, put your accounting and financial skills to work as an auditor reviewing billion-dollar Federal programs.

These positions, and many others within OIG, work collaboratively to protect the integrity of HHS programs, improve the health and welfare of Americans and uncover billions of dollars in savings for taxpayers. listings

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Office of Investigations Internship

The Student Volunteer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to augment the workforce in the OIG's Office of Investigations. Student interns gain valuable work experience, apply their educational knowledge to the real workforce, and offer fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to problems. With more than 70 locations to choose from, students have the opportunity to apply during the school semester (while away from home) or during the summer session (when at home). Learn more now

Office of Counsel Legal Clerkship and Externship Programs

The Legal Clerkship and Externship Programs provide law students with the opportunity to work with attorneys in the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG). Law clerks investigate cases with OCIG attorneys, perform legal research, write legal memorandums, and draft briefs.

  • Legal Clerkship Program: The summer clerkships are full-time positions that last approximately twelve weeks from the end of May to mid-August. The summer clerks must be entering their final year of law school after completion of the clerkship. The application deadline for summer clerkships is in mid-September for the following summer.
  • Legal Externship Program: The fall and spring externships are unpaid positions that last approximately the length of the fall and spring law school semesters. Fall and spring externs must be 2Ls or 3Ls participating in a school sponsored, for-credit extern program and work a minimum of 32 hours per week. The application deadlines are in mid-April for the following fall semester and mid-September for the following spring semester.

Announcements for the OCIG Legal Clerkship and Externship Programs are posted on this website and provide application instructions, deadlines, and additional information.

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