Internship/Externship Program Criteria and Guidelines
Davis Bozeman Johnson Law offers internships in Decatur, Statesboro, and Savannah. The internship and externship programs are designed to provide students and recent graduates with an opportunity to learn about the practice of law and the operations of a law firm. In addition, the Program should further enhance the participant's skills, promote career readiness, and nurture professional and community relationships.
Paid and Unpaid Internships are offered during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. Externships are offered during the Summer, Fall, and Spring Semesters, with the participant receiving academic credit by agreement with the applicant's college or university.
Preferred Applications are open to students in undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate studies are preferred. In addition, applicants who have graduated within 18 months of beginning the internship may be considered.
Application and Required Documents
Applicants must submit the following documents along with the Application to the Program Coordinator:
Cover Letter stating the reasons for applying. Remember to outline your interests, motivation, and initiative; identify a strong academic record; and demonstrate any experience in and knowledge of community service, volunteerism, social justice, and other legal or fieldwork.
Two Letters of Recommendations. These letters should support demonstrated reliability, integrity, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Academic Transcripts. Please submit copies of university and other degrees, diplomas, and an up-to-date unofficial academic transcript.
Depending on the Firm's operational needs, the Program Coordinator may request other materials, including a writing sample. Incomplete Applications will not be considered. A completed application with the required documents can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Program requires successful Applicants:
have a strong academic record
have an interest in the areas of law, legal research, social justice, criminal justice, marketing, or community affairs
have strong cultural awareness and sensitivity
have good interpersonal and communication skills
are currently enrolled at a college/university or a recent graduate within the past 18 months
commit to the minimum internship length of 3 months.
All applications are thoroughly reviewed by the Program Coordinator and Practice Team Leads. Qualified applicants are short-listed for an Interview. Interviews are conducted in person or online, if necessary. Following the interview, successful applicants are matched based on operational demands. Successful applicants will be notified as early as possible. However, some placements may be determined with 1 to 2 weeks' notice.
Participants are placed for a minimum of three months based on a time commitment of 15 to 20 hours per week.
Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and Practice Team Leader, participants can expect an initial briefing and weekly dialogue about assignments and program goals. Some Activities may include:
basic legal research
requesting and obtaining police reports
preparing preliminary motions
being present at court hearings
and a variety of tasks that may assist the lawyers in their duties.
Code of Conduct
Participants must represent the highest standards of professional behavior consistent with the values of Davis Bozeman Johnson Law. A failure to meet these standards will result in negative evaluations and removal from the Program.
For more information on Davis Bozeman Johnson Law Internship | Externship Program, contact the Program Coordinator.
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