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.