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 eight years, the BBA has facilitated this unique opportunity for Boston area law students to gain access to internships in various courts across the region.

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 2018 include

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit
  • Massachusetts Superior Court
  • Boston Municipal Court (2Ls Only)

* 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:

Click here to download the 2018 application packet.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, April 13, 2018. Submit all application materials directly to 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:

The application period for 2018 has ended. Please contact Cassandra Shavney at cshavney@bostonbar.org with any questions.