The mission of the Internship Program is to enable students to become actively involved in the judicial branch of government and to improve their skills and experience.
The Internship Programs are designed to allow students to become more familiar with and actively involved in the judicial branch of government. The 12th Circuit offers two different types of internship opportunities. One is for law school students and the other is for college students.
All internships are non-paid. If an approved internship is offered through your school, course credit may be granted upon prior approval.
Law School Students: Applicant must be a law school student currently enrolled in an accredited ABA law school. To ensure a meaningful internship experience, only 2L and 3L students will be considered for an internship with Court Counsel's office.
College Students: Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Applicants should have an interest in understanding the workings of the court system. Interested parties must successfully complete the application, clearance and selection process, and if your participation in the program is for course credit, approval by your law school and the 12th Circuit must be made prior to beginning the internship.
All interns must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week during the fall and/or spring semesters, or
30 hours per week during the summer, or for a period as prescribed by the 12th Circuit and/or the college or university. The number of interns accepted each semester will depend on the needs of the circuit at the time.
Interested students are directed to complete and submit an application packet prior to the deadline. Please note that applications received after the set deadline will not be considered, and that applications are reviewed upon receipt. The earlier you submit an application, the greater your chance of acceptance, provided you meet the established criteria. An interview will be required.
Application Deadlines (applications received after the set deadline will not be considered):
In order to be considered for an internship, all applicants must submit the following:
Incomplete Applications will not be considered.