Internships

One of the best ways of finding out what it would be like to work in a legal field and present yourself as a better pre-law student for competitive law schools is by getting an internship during your junior year or the summer before your senior year. Legal internships are generally hard to come by for undergraduates. Most often legal internships are reserved for those already in law school or those with a JD, but here are some strategies you can use for finding an internship:

  • Check with our Career Center (Moira.Kolasinski@sjsu.edu) for internship opportunities. 
  • Look for courses that have an internship component.
  • Look in your local community for law firms that may need extra help.
  • Look in your local government for legal internships.
  • Look in your state level government for legal internships.

 

 Here are links for other internship opportunities:

ACLU: http://aclunc.org/about/job_opportunities/internships/policy_internships_for_undergraduate_students.shtml

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

http://prisonerswithchildren.org/voluntee.htm

Judicial Administration Fellowship (for people with 4 year degree)

http://www.csus.edu/calst/judicial_fellowship_program.html

Santa ClaraCountyPublic DefenderOffice

http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/opd/agencychp?path=%2Fv7%2FPublic%20Defender%2C%20Office%20of%20the%20%28DEP%29%2FVolunteer%20and%20Job%20Opportunities

Legal Assistance for Seniors

http://www.lashicap.org/get-involved/volunteer/legal-support-volunteer

Watsonville Law Center

http://www.watsonvillelawcenter.org/index.php?p=1_15_VOLUNTEERS

CaliforniaRural Legal Assistance

http://www.crla.org/internship

Superior Court of California,Santa ClaraCounty

http://www.scscourt.org/general_info/employment/volunteer.shtml