The goal of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC),
Twentieth Judicial Circuit Internship program is to provide
opportunities that will equip students with practical, real-world
work experience to help them transition into a future professional
career. The program is designed to attract, develop, and retain our
interns in local government.
The Administrative Office of the Courts is an equal opportunity
employer that values diversity in the workplace. Accordingly,
discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin,
religion, age, disability, marital status, parental status, or
veteran's status is prohibited.
Interns may perform work that is directly related to their
academic field or in an area of study in which they have an
interest. Students participating in this program will gain:
1) Career-related knowledge and experience,
2) Knowledge of job related employment and training,
3) Hands-on training,
4) Exposure to new and emerging work trends and professions,
5) Opportunity to explore new careers during academic studies,
6) Academic credit (based upon college or university
- Who is eligible for an internship?
College students enrolled in an accredited college or university
undergraduate or graduate program. Interns must demonstrate student
status for the duration of internship. Interns must authorize a
criminal background check in the form of an NCIC/FCIC and must not
have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving
perjury or a false statement.
- How long is an internship?
Typically an internship occurs during the summer months: June,
July, August; however, it may be during any time of the year or
coincide with a school's period of study, such as a semester.
The Administrative Office of the Courts does not have any funds
to support paying internships; therefore, all internships are
unpaid unless payment is obtained through the supporting
- How many hours can interns work?
The interns may work up to 40-hours per week. Schedule will be
set on an individual basis based upon the department and intern
availability and needs.
Students seeking academic credit for their internship must check
with their respective school for requirements. If credit is
desired, the AOC will make a reasonable effort to assist students
in meeting the school requirements.
Internship availability fluctuates based upon several factors,
including but not limited to the following resources: work space,
equipment, and supervisory staff availability.
- Criminal background check
Any candidate that is selected will be required to successfully
complete a fingerprint background check. These are volunteer
opportunities. There will be no salary or stipend offered.