DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

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DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by legalfella12 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:53 pm

Figured I'd get this started. Has anyone heard back from DHS for first round interviews or screening?

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by llcoolmg » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:03 pm

Nothing yet for me.

Was I supposed to get an automated reply saying my application was received? I didn't get one and it's bothering me. :/
With the other honors programs there is a portal you submit everything through, with DHS it's just an email in-box...

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Zoobanks » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:06 pm

I got an automated response saying "we are no longer accepting applications for the program beginning in 2020" so uhh
llcoolmg wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Nothing yet for me.

Was I supposed to get an automated reply saying my application was received? I didn't get one and it's bothering me. :/
With the other honors programs there is a portal you submit everything through, with DHS it's just an email in-box...

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Jasperval » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:41 am

Nothing yet here; I also got that "we are no longer accepting e-mails for last year's program" automated response when I submitted.

I'm currently working for a DHS component, so I hope I would at least rate a screener call.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Zoobanks » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:55 pm

Jasperval wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:41 am
Nothing yet here; I also got that "we are no longer accepting e-mails for last year's program" automated response when I submitted.

I'm currently working for a DHS component, so I hope I would at least rate a screener call.
I was at a DHS component my 1L summer and a different related agency right now. So, I feel you. My GPA is technically below their cutoff, however

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:48 am

Checking in. I have not heard anything yet. I applied to both DHS and ICE OPLA. I wonder if DHS will do virtual interviews this year now that DOJ has announced all virtual interviews.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

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Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:48 am
Checking in. I have not heard anything yet. I applied to both DHS and ICE OPLA. I wonder if DHS will do virtual interviews this year now that DOJ has announced all virtual interviews.
I heard back today for a first interview tomorrow. I believe there were several calls going out. You guys have any advice for interview questions? I've done structured interviews before but am unsure what their style is.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:24 pm

Had my interview today. Highly structured clearly reading off a script. A few followup questions because I have DHS and DoJ experience. Otherwise very standard "favorite/least favorite law school class?" "Tell us about yourself," "Describe a challenge you have faced."
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Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:48 am
Checking in. I have not heard anything yet. I applied to both DHS and ICE OPLA. I wonder if DHS will do virtual interviews this year now that DOJ has announced all virtual interviews.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:55 pm

I had mine earlier this week. Agree with what everyone has said, pretty standard stuff with nothing unexpected. A little awkward, though, because some of the questions overlapped in substance. But realistically the interviewer has a job to do, record our responses in a report, then send it off into the oblivion that is government hiring bureaucracy. Fingers crossed tho.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:02 pm

I learned that DHS is conducting first round interviews via telephone and second round interviews on Microsoft Teams.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by sek315 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:50 pm

Anybody hear back about second round? Or have an idea on timeline?

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:49 pm

sek315 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:50 pm
Anybody hear back about second round? Or have an idea on timeline?
I just got notified to schedule a first-round phone screener, so they may not be at the point of setting up second-round interviews yet.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:15 pm

I also just got contacted for a screener interview today. I applied to HQ only.

Just curious--for those of you with interviews, did someone from the Intelligence section contact you? I'm wondering if the person who emailed me is any indication that they are considering me for that section as one of the rotations or if it is just random.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:49 pm
sek315 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:50 pm
Anybody hear back about second round? Or have an idea on timeline?
I just got notified to schedule a first-round phone screener, so they may not be at the point of setting up second-round interviews yet.
I just got my first round screener. Previously interviewed with ICE OPLA Honors. Didn't realize they were separate.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by RBG123 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:40 pm

I just received an email scheduling my first round phone interview for later this week.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:47 pm

Also just got my first round interview tonight scheduled for Thursday.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:55 pm

I got an email this evening for a first round interview, as well.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by sek315 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:51 pm

Does anyone know how many people DHS is aiming to hire?

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:32 pm

Had ICE OPLA initial interview on 10/7. No update from them yet. Just got email this evening to set up DHS initial interview next week.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:22 am

the class that started in fall 2019 was only 4 people, the person i talked to said it was their typical amount
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Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:51 pm
Does anyone know how many people DHS is aiming to hire?

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:23 am

From people i talked to previously this is not an indication whatsoever. ITs just whoever volunteers to do screener interviews
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I also just got contacted for a screener interview today. I applied to HQ only.

Just curious--for those of you with interviews, did someone from the Intelligence section contact you? I'm wondering if the person who emailed me is any indication that they are considering me for that section as one of the rotations or if it is just random.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:34 pm

Just had my interview. They told me that second round interview notifications would be out next week or 1st week in Nov. then decisions made by dec

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:34 pm
Just had my interview. They told me that second round interview notifications would be out next week or 1st week in Nov. then decisions made by dec
Is this for ICE OPLA or for the rotation option? It was a little confusing finding out there were two different tracks for the same application.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:01 pm

This is for the rotation option.
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Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:04 pm
Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:34 pm
Just had my interview. They told me that second round interview notifications would be out next week or 1st week in Nov. then decisions made by dec
Is this for ICE OPLA or for the rotation option? It was a little confusing finding out there were two different tracks for the same application.

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Re: DHS Honors Attorney Program 2020/2021

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:46 pm

If anyone hears back for OPLA round two please post.
Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:22 am
the class that started in fall 2019 was only 4 people, the person i talked to said it was their typical amount
sek315 wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:51 pm
Does anyone know how many people DHS is aiming to hire?
Is this the same for OPLA?

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