INTERNSHIPS

The Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office hosts unpaid law school and graduate level interns and externs. We also have limited availability to provide experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and high school students.

Application deadlines for all law school and graduate level internships and externships:

  • Fall: apply by June 30th
  • Spring: apply by October 31st
  • Summer: apply by March 30th
LAW SCHOOL INTERNS/EXTERNS
Description: Our office hosts semester and/or year-long placements for law students. Preferential treatment is given to 2L and 3L law students who are qualified and able to obtain the legal interns license through the Ohio Supreme Court. However, consideration will be given to 1L’s and 2L’s whose work and experience demonstrate a commitment to public defense. 

Apply below by completing the submitting the form.

Social Work Field Practicum Placements
Description: Our office hosts semester and/or year-long placements for Master’s level Social Work students, with opportunities for both micro and macro level placements.

Apply below by completing the submitting the form.

Experiential Learning Opportunities for Undergraduates and High School Students

Description:  Experiential Learning Opportunities for Undergraduates and High School Students” to “We are happy to provide learning opportunities for students who are interested in careers in public defense, social work, and social justice. We are able to facilitate onsite shadowing, career days at local schools, and short-term placements. Additionally, we will gladly provide guest appearances to local schools and classrooms to provide talks about public defense, social justice, and individual rights. If you are a student, guidance counselor, teacher or program director and would like to explore any of these options with our office, please complete the form below.

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