We encourage students to complete an internship as a way to explore various areas of law, be exposed to typical legal tasks, and gain valuable experience for law school applications and resumes. You may complete an internship at a local site during the academic year or arrange for a summer internship in your hometown.
Past internship sites have included:
- Columbus (OH) City Prosecutor's Office- Provide support in areas of domestic violence, court room arraignments or for court attorneys. Fast-paced environment. Interest in law desired.
- Clark County Prosecutors Office (Springfield, OH): Assist attorneys and office staff.
- Springfield Prosecuting Attorney- Assist attorneys and office staff.
- Springfield (OH) Police Department- Gain experience in forensics and the legal system. Involves working closely with the Police Department administration and officers.
- Clark County Juvenile Court (Springfield, OH): Work with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program, the detention center, probation, placement, treatment, restitution and youth employment services (Y.E.S.).
- Economic Development Office (Springfield, OH): Participate in research, writing, economic planning projects, working closely with Economic Development Administrator for City of Springfield.
- Montgomery County Juvenile Court (Dayton, OH): Work closely with Probation Department staff members on tasks of investigating, analyze data and acting as a "case mentor" with probationers who need particular attention.
- Congressman Steve Austria's Office (Springfield, OH): Interns help staff in local office respond to requests from constituents, work on special projects, etc.
- Various local law firms (Springfield, OH): Interns do research, deliver court documents, assist with general office work.