The Office of the State's Attorney is now accepting applications for Fall (September –December) 2014 internships/externships for both law students and undergraduates. Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2014. Applications received after that date will not be considered.   The announcement for Spring 2015 (January – May) internships will be posted in November 2014.

In order for the internship experience to be of value for the intern and the Office, summer interns must commit to volunteer for at least 12 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Interns who volunteer full-time or morning hours (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will have a better intern experience than those who volunteer part-time in the afternoon. District Court interns must volunteer during morning hours (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

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.

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. Law school interns will generally be assigned to Circuit Court Divisions and will be located at 120 East Baltimore St. but some law school interns may be assigned to the District Court and the Juvenile Division.

Undergraduate interns are assigned to the District Courts and assist primarily with administrative tasks including answering phones, copying, deliveries, organizing files, etc.


Law school interns must have completed at least one year of law school. Undergraduate interns must have completed at least 60 credit hours of course work at a college or community college.

Each intern is required to attend an orientation session prior to beginning service. Orientations are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 or Monday, September 8, 2014. Both orientation sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at 120 East Baltimore St.

While serving as an intern for the Office, interns are prohibited from serving as interns or paid employees for any other law related person or entity, including any Judge, the Public Defender’s Office, any Court related agency and private law firms even if the law firm has no criminal practice.

Assignments to specific Divisions are made in light of the needs of the each Division. Interns will be advised of placement at orientation. 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.

How to Apply:

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to no later than August 15, 2014. In the subject line, please indicate "Internship" or "Externship." Cover letters must include dates of availability and the specific days and times of the weeks during which the intern will volunteer. Without this information, we will be unable to process your application. In order to list the internship on a resume, interns must complete the service and hours to which they have committed.

Social security number and date of birth will be requested for a criminal background and traffic record check once we receive an application. Delay in providing this information when requested will delay consideration of your application.