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Intern Program
Graduate Interns                                               Intern Coordinator | Schedule
The Judicial Branch Intern Program provides a variety of meaningful placement opportunities for students to gain valuable experience, as well as develop skills commensurate to their career path. The Judicial Branch Intern Staff will assist you in determining the best placement relevant to your academic and career goals. Graduate students from a variety of fields of study are considered for placement each semester.
Some graduate fields of study include:
  • Sociology
  • Information Technology
  • Communication Sciences
  • Languages
  • Counseling
  • Social Work*
* Students in the Masters of Social Work program are considered for placement on a case by case basis. Additionally, supervising staff are not available for off-site training or seminars.
Placement Opportunities - Placement opportunities vary by location and current educational level.

Some examples of potential placements include:

  • Center for Research, Program Analysis and Quality Improvement
  • Legal Research

Eligibility  - Students seeking an internship must:

  • be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning
  • be a student in good standing
  • be able to work at least two, four hour days per week for at least one semester
  • disclose any pending matter before the Court to the Intern Coordinator
  • have the ability to work with diverse populations
  • maintain high level of confidentiality
  • possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • must be willing to travel
  • attend Intern Orientation

If you are interested in an internship placement, your first step requires submission of an application packet. All potential interns are required to submit an application packet and meet with the Intern Program staff.

Application Process

In addition to the forms referenced below, your application package should also include a cover letter and resume. Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed and may be returned to the applicant.

To help you establish an internship, please click here and print out our helpful Intern Placement Process and Application Checklist, which is discussed below. Click here for application deadlines and orientation schedule.

Step 1 Intern Submits Application Packet

The applicant completes the Intern Application Form and returns it (via mail, fax or email attachment) to the appropriate Coordinator. Applications may also be obtained from the Intern Office by calling (860) 282-6581.

Upon receipt, the Coordinator reviews the completed application packet for completeness and eligibility. All interns must also submit an Intern Verification Form completed by their school even if the intern is not seeking credits. This form is available by clicking above or by calling the Intern Office at (860)282-6581.

Step 2 Intern Interviews

The Coordinator schedules a time to meet with the eligible intern candidate to discuss areas of interest and an appropriate placement.

Successful, professional intern candidates are than scheduled for an interview with the potential placement site supervisor (workplace host).

Step 3 Intern Placement Established

Intern placement is established after acceptance by the workplace host and the Coordinator, and passing a mandatory background check.

Step 4 Attendance at the Intern Orientation

All students accepted into the Intern Program are required to attend the Intern Orientation. The Intern Coordinator will provide the student with orientation dates and travel instructions. No student will be allowed to participate in the program without attending the Intern Orientation.

To obtain more information about internships for graduate students, please click here.



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