Arizona Court of Appeals Summer Judicial Externship Program

Arizona Court of Appeals Summer Judicial Externship Program

Co-Sponsored by the Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Diversity, Equality, and Justice in the Judiciary

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). 


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.

CODEJ Summer Judicial Externship - Proposed Timeline 
Application Period Opens December 1, 2022
Application Period Closes February 28, 2023
Finalist Selections Due March 31, 2023
Finalist Interviews Due (Virtual)
Offers Extended by April 28, 2023
Externship Orientation (In-person/Virtual) June 5, 2023
Externship Start Date  July 5, 2023 
Externship End Date  August 11, 2023

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 February 28, 2023

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