The Office of the State's Attorney is now accepting applications for Spring 2014 internships/externships for both law students and undergraduates. Applications will be accepted until December 13, 2013. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Applications are considered in the order in which they are received and there are a limited number of openings.
In order for the internship experience to be of value for the intern and the Office, interns must commit to volunteer for at least 12 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Spring internships must be scheduled to begin between January 6, 2014 and January 24, 2014.
The Office does not offer any paid internships and does not provide parking except at the District Court facilities where parking is available for the general public. A criminal background and traffic record check is required for all applicants.
Law school interns assist prosecuting attorneys with compiling discovery, obtaining police reports, doing legal research, listening to jail calls, assisting in court, and drafting and filing pleadings but also assist in some administrative tasks. Most law school interns will be assigned to Circuit Court Divisions and will be located at 120 East Baltimore St.
Undergraduate interns are assigned to the District Courts or to the Juvenile Division and assist primarily with administrative tasks including answering phones, copying, deliveries, organizing files, etc.
Assignments to specific Divisions are made in light of the needs of the specific Divisions. Interns will be advised of placement on the first day of service. Interns do not rotate through Divisions but are assigned to a single Division for the length of their service. Requests for transfers among Divisions will not be granted.
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