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Eastern District of Texas

Judge Ron Clark, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Internship Opportunities

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The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas regularly seeks undergraduate students interested in participating in its Internship Program. The program provides students interested in the legal field an opportunity to observe first hand the workings of the federal judicial system. Internships are available in the Tyler location. The internship combines educational and work experience in the District Clerk's Office. Although these positions are unpaid, you may be able to arrange school credit for this experience. Activities include:

  • Attending arraignment and sentencing hearings.
  • Observing Court proceedings including jury selection and trials.
  • Attending a Naturalization ceremony.
  • Touring the Court facilities, including holding cells and courtrooms.

Students of Law, Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Political Economy, and Government are encouraged to apply. The Clerk's Office offers a professional environment and a strong introduction to the judicial process. Please email your cover letter and resume to the email address below.

United States District Clerk's Office
Jeanette Knight
211 W Ferguson St
Tyler, TX 75702