"Rather than sitting in a classroom,
this internship allows me to have first-hand experience with
every aspect of the legal community. I truly am learning in the
best way possible." -- former Intern
MSPD has many programs for students of law, social
work, psychology, and related fields of study. Students work for MSPD
in many capacities including
- summer positions
- positions for school credit
- positions through school clinical and practicum
- volunteer positions
MSPD is willing to work with institutions of higher
learning to ensure that student interns receive school credit for their
work with MSPD
MSPD offers students the opportunity to provide meaningful
help to those with the greatest needs. You will have direct contact
with clients and significant responsibility for helping attorneys protect
the liberty and lives of citizens. You will also receive training from
some of the best and most experienced criminal defense attorneys in
the country. Interns may work in the
Trial Division, the Capital Litigation Division, or the Appellate/Post-Conviction Division.
Here's what some MSPD interns have to say about
"Thank you so much for hiring me for the
excellent program. I loved the program and all the new experiences.
It was all over-the-top wonderful!"
"Through this experience, I have formed
great respect and admiration for the work of the Public Defender
"I think this is an excellent program.
I learned a lot of practical things about how the criminal justice
system really works. The 'hands on' style is excellent. It was
a great experience to get so involved and to actually be an active
part in every step of a client's representation."
"Rather than sitting in a classroom, this
internship allows me to have first-hand experience with every aspect
of the legal community. I truly am learning in the best way possible."
"The attorneys and staff are great. Every
effort is made to include and incorporate the interns. A fantastic