The Juvenile Court of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County provides internship opportunities for students in high school, undergraduate, and graduate level schooling. Internships are available in the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Upon completion of the internship, students can earn practicum course credit, dependent on school policy and enrollment status. The high school internship program focuses on the development of career readiness and employability skills. High school interns will complete a series of lessons and projects to help develop strong skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem solving. As a high school intern, you will have the opportunity to view different parts of the court system through job shadowing, field trips, and court observation. Undergraduate and graduate interns will be assigned to a specific department within the court. Your specific tasks will depend on which department you are assigned to at the start of your internship. Your tasks may include, but are not limited to, interacting with members of the community, communicating with community service providers, attending meetings, drafting documents, planning internal and external initiatives and more. Each department has a specific focus and will tailor your tasks to that focus. While you will be working within one department, you will have the opportunity to shadow other departments and observe different court proceedings. Law school interns can be assigned to work directly with Judge Calloway or one of the Magistrate Judges and may be asked to write orders and complete other legal related tasks.
Work Hours: Interns may set their own weekly schedule but are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours each week. Court hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
Internship Qualifications/Skills – Strong verbal and written communication skills – Organization – Professionalism – Confidentiality – Desire to learn and take initiative – Ability to meet deadlines
Education – College and graduate student interns must be enrolled in a practicum course unless otherwise approved – Preference given to majors in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Political Science, and related fields