To help retain a diverse and inclusive population of young lawyers here in Boston, the BBA's Diversity & Inclusion Section launched the Judicial Internship Program to provide diverse students with the valuable mentoring and professional experience needed to succeed after law school. The is a unique opportunity for Boston area law students to gain access to internships in the Boston Municipal Courts, Massachusetts State District Courts, as well as the Probate and Family Court.
The program is an unpaid, non-credit* internship in which students work directly with a judge, 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.
Students who have completed their first year of law school and are able to work at least 15 are encouraged to apply. A flexible schedule is available to accommodate other commitments. The Diversity & Inclusion Section’s Pipeline and Recruitment Committee works to connect the judges with potential interns.
The application can be found here.
Contact Susan Helm, Member Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-778-1984 with questions.
*Students may be able to obtain credit from their law school for participation in the program on a case by case basis.