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 to provide law students with the valuable mentoring and professional experience needed to succeed after graduation. This is a unique opportunity for Boston area law students to gain access to internships in the Boston Municipal Courts, Massachusetts State District Courts, and 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 hours per week 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.

Get involved:

The program is offered during fall and winter semester as well as over the summer. The application can be found here. Contact Susan Helm, Member Programs Coordinator, at shelm@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1984 with questions. Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall 2013 – September 6th
  • Spring 2014 – December 13th
  • Summer 2014 – March 3rd