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Intern at the Public Defender Service


Criminal Law Internship Program

 The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) provides and promotes quality legal representation to indigent adults and children facing a loss of liberty in the District of Columbia and thereby protects society’s interest in the fair administration of justice. The Criminal Law Internship Program (CLIP) is a fast paced, hands-on investigative internship program for undergraduate and graduate students. Intern Investigators spend at least 12 weeks at one of the most prestigious public defender offices in the nation. Our interns don’t just sit in the office all day copying files. Partnered together, they work directly with staff attorneys to complete various investigative tasks and zealously advocate for their clients.

Want to spend your internship immersed out in the District of Columbia community, meeting with your clients, and feeling the thrill of being at court? Then CLIP is the internship program for you!

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