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Intern Program
Undergraduate Interns                                   

The Judicial Branch Intern Program provides a variety of meaningful placement opportunities for students to gain valuable experience, as well as develop skills appropriate to their career path. The Judicial Branch Intern Staff will assist you in determining the best placement relevant to your academic and career goals.

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, five 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. 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.

Click here to printout the Intern Placement Process Checklist, which is discussed below.

Step 1 Intern Submits Application Packet

The applicant can send their completed application packet by mail, fax or email, to the Coordinator assigned to the internship region of interest. Click on the specific internship area below, which you qualify for to obtain coordinator information.

Upon receipt of your application packet, the Coordinator reviews the 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. The form is available by calling the Intern Office at (860) 282-6581 or by clicking the link below.

All application packets should be sent to:

Judicial Branch- External Affairs Division
Volunteer/Intern Program
99 East River Drive
Two Riverview Square
Seventh Floor
East Hartford, CT 06108

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

Step 3 Intern Placement Established

Upon acceptance by the Workplace Host and the V/I Coordinator, a mandatory background check will be conducted prior to the internship start date.

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.

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