The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office offers clinical, volunteer and work-study internships to law school students during spring 2013.
Volunteer: The volunteer internship is unpaid. We accept students from accredited law schools for the volunteer internship.
Clinical: A clinical internship is also unpaid. However, the intern receives school credit. An agreement between the law school’s dean of students and the office must be established before accepting a clinical intern.
Work Study: In order for an intern to participate in the work-study program the intern must have federal work-study funds available and the City must have a current work-study contract with the intern’s law school. The City may not be the employer of work-study students. Work-study students may not work more than 20 hours per week during the school year. They may not work more than forty hours per week during the summer. No overtime is allowed. Work-study students must not exceed their work-study award. The amount of the award is determined by the student’s financial need and is unique to each student.
Interns assist Deputy City Attorneys in drafting statutes and regulations, reviewing contracts, representing the City in court and before administrative agencies and advising the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, and various agencies and departments of the City. Work varies depending on the team on which a student interns.
Qualifications: Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited law school and be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Application Instructions: To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to:
City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102