Judicial Internship Program

About the Program

In an effort to retain a diverse and inclusive population of young lawyers here in Boston, the BBA's Diversity & Inclusion Section launched the Judicial Internship Program in 2010, to provide law students with the valuable mentoring and professional experience needed to succeed after graduation.

For six years, the BBA has facilitated this unique opportunity for Boston area law students to gain access to internships in the Boston Municipal Courts, Massachusetts State District Courts, the Massachusetts Superior Court, the Probate and Family Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit.

The BBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Section’s Internship Program is an unpaid, non-credit* internship in which students work directly with a judge or legal team, observe courtroom proceedings and enhance their legal research and writing skills. In addition, interns are invited to engage in professional development seminars and meetings held at the BBA.

Internship placement locations for 2017 include

  • Boston Municipal Court
  • Probate and Family Court
  • Massachusetts Land Court
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit
  • Massachusetts District Court & Superior Court

* Students may be able to obtain credit from their law school for participation in the program. Please contact your school’s applicable division or department to inquire about academic credit.

How to apply:

The application period for the 2017 Summer Judicial Internship Program has ended. If you would like to be contacted when the 2018 Summer Judicial Internship Program application is posted, please contact Cassandra Shavney at cshavney@bostonbar.org

Get Involved

If you are a government or legal services attorney and wish to learn more about accepting a placement through this program, please contact Cassandra Shavney, Public Service Programs Coordinator, at cshavney@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1918.


BBA’s Attorney General’s Office Internship Program

About the Program

In partnership with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and in an effort to support and retain diverse young lawyers here in Boston, the BBA's Diversity & Inclusion Section launched the Attorney General’s Office Internship Program. Through this program, selected law students will participate in the AGO’s well-respected Summer Legal Internship Program and also receive an additional level of mentorship and guidance from experienced attorneys. As part of this unique opportunity, law students will receive substantive work; supervision and skills development, particularly in legal research and writing; and invaluable mentorship and networking in an office committed to serving the needs of the Commonwealth. In addition, interns are invited to attend professional development events held at the BBA, such as the weekly lunchtime Summer Career Series where students are able to explore various practice areas within the legal field.

The BBA’s Attorney General’s Office interns will participate in the Summer Legal Intern Program, a 10-week full-time program for students completing their 1L or 2L years of law school. The Summer Legal Intern Program is a structured program of trainings, events, and activities and will run from Tuesday, May 29, 2018 through Friday, August 3, 2018. Taking into account students’ areas of interest, interns are assigned to a particular division within the office. Internships are on an unpaid basis, although some students are able to obtain funding through their law schools or other funding sources.

For more information about the work of the Attorney General’s Office, please visit www.mass.gov/ago.

How to apply

Application materials are due no later than Friday, March 2, 2018. Please send all application materials as PDF files.

Students interested in applying should submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter;
  • Résumé;
  • Writing sample;
  • Current law school transcript (unofficial is fine); and
  • A personal statement outlining both the reason(s) for your commitment to public interest law and your interest in the work of the Attorney General’s Office.

Please email application materials as PDF files on or before March 2, 2018 to:

Cassandra Shavney
Public Service Programs Coordinator
cshavney@bostonbar.org