The City Attorney’s Office routinely accepts students in high school, college, and law school as well as recent law school graduates to serve as interns, externs, or fellows with the Office. These are unpaid volunteer positions; however, students and graduates who participate in the Office’s Internship, Externship, or Fellowship Program gain a wealth of experience, guidance, and mentorship through their participation. Moreover, interns and externs generally work with the Office over the course of a semester and often receive credit from their respective institutions for doing so. The Office also accepts legal fellows as a part of their respective law schools’ fellowship program through which legal fellows may receive some funding from their respective law school as part of the law school’s fellowship program. Regardless of whether an individual is an intern, extern, or fellow he or she is provided with unique opportunities to observe and participate in the inner workings of a municipal attorney’s office. The Office’s interns, externs, and fellows, moreover, have the privilege of engaging in legal work, such as drafting resolutions or contracts and attending board meetings, under the guidance, mentorship, and supervision of the City Attorney and/or the Deputy City Attorney. Indeed, through its Internship, Externship, and Fellowship Program, the City Attorney’s Office provides its interns, externs, and fellows with an invaluable apprenticeship-like experience that gives them an in depth understanding of local governance as well as aids them in developing stronger legal writing and reasoning skills to assist them in their future career endeavors.
Internship, Externship, Fellowship Program Brochure_pdf
Internship & Externship Guidelines_pdf
Externship/Internship/Fellowship Program Agreement_pdf