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Public Defender Service for DC Criminal Law Internship Program

Whether you want to advance your criminal law career before graduation or need some experience to prepare yourself for professional challenges ahead, this internship at Public Defender Service can help you achieve your career goals.

This is 12 weeks long fast-paced, hands-on investigative internship where you will acquire new skills through practical experiences rather than making copies. It will provide you with the experience to help you stand out among your peers and competitors.

Throughout your intern journey here, you will work directly with staff attorneys to complete various investigative tasks, and meet with clients, and especially experience the thrill of representing clients in court.

Public Defender Service for District of Columbia provides legal defense to people. It is a federally funded, independent organization governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees. The mission of this organization is to provide and promote quality legal representation to indigent adults and children facing a loss of liberty in the District of Columbia.


Internship Location:

The internship will be held in Washington, D.C.

Internship Duration:

The program will take 12 weeks.

Internship Benefits:

Joining this program will provide various benefits:

  • Working directly with attorney and clients
  • Chance to represents clients in court
  • Career development opportunities
  • The fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Training workshops
  • Mentorship from the top professionals
  • Collaborative and fun working environment
  • Professional networking
  • Flexible working hours

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be undergraduate and graduate students to apply for this program.


Eligible Country:

United States

How to Apply:

The application process is entirely online.

Application Deadline:

The application mode is online.

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