The Connecticut Judicial Branch is comprised of 13 judicial districts with 201 authorized judgeships. The Judicial Branch is overseen by the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The system includes the Supreme Court (Connecticut’s highest court), the Appellate Court, and the Superior Court--which hears civil, criminal, family, and juvenile matters. Its mission is “to serve the interests of justice and the public by resolving matters brought before it in a fair, timely, efficient and open manner.”
The Connecticut Judicial Branch places students in a range of roles depending on their education and professional focuses. Law students may work within judges’ offices or in other areas of the court system, such as community court, family mediation, and foreclosure mediation--to name a few. Other interns are placed based on their particular fields and may focus on everything from adult probation to bail commission to the clerk’s office to jury outreach to juvenile detenion to policy analysis to research to victim services.
Open to undergraduates (sophomore year and above), graduate students, and JD candidates.
Robyn N. Oliver, Program Manager
Connecticut Judicial Branch
99 East River Drive
Two Riverview Square, 7th Fl.
East Hartford, CT 6108
Number of Interns: 101 or more; 101 to 250
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid; Unpaid; Academic Credit is available. Perks: Travel
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; 8 to 10 weeks (Summer); 12 to 14 weeks (Fall); 12 to 15 weeks (Spring)
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students
East Hartford, CT