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Arizona Court of Appeals Summer Judicial Externship Program

Summer Judicial Externship 

The Summer Judicial Externship Program provides diverse college-level students with a unique opportunity to build a substantial working knowledge of the role and functions of the Arizona Appellate Courts. The program offers a compelling study experience and valuable exposure to working in a professional environment in the State Courts Building located in downtown Phoenix. Special enrichment opportunities include attending court sessions, seminars organized by the Appellate Courts, as well as working on a current case. Diverse students are those who are historically underrepresented in the legal profession (generally based on race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, and national origin).


Proposed Timeline
Application Period Opens December 1, 2023
Application Period Closes March 1, 2024
Finalist Selections Due March 15, 2024
Finalist Interviews Due (Virtual) TBD
Offers Extended  by April 12, 2024
Externship Orientation (In-person) June 17, 2024
Externship Start Date July 1, 2024
Externship End Date August 9, 2024
The Summer Judicial Externship Program is unpaid. Externs are encouraged to pursue academic credit through their institutions of study and in consultation with the Summer Judicial Externship Program. Externs will also be required to provide their own laptops.
Please send any questions to Court of Appeals Division One HR office via email at: [email protected]

Note: Please only submit the application materials once, so kindly complete your contact information and submit materials when you have all the information ready to attach. Please complete the information below and attach the required documents by March 1, 2024.

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