Internship Description

The Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County is the 4th largest general jurisdiction court system in the nation. The Superior Court is committed to providing access to justice for all people in the community.

Intern Position Functions

This internship will provide the candidate with a clear understanding of how Court Operations assists internal and external customers. Interns will assist the public with confidential information and create documents specific to the judicial officers and their staff. Interns will collaborate with Management to perform different tasks and projects, such as procedure updates, processing petitions working with E-file, and reassigning cases.

Primary Duties of the Position

  • Familiarize oneself with juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Become proficient in understanding the Juvenile Department process and relevant Arizona Revised Statutes.
  • Regular use of automated computer-based software and appropriate internet searches.
  • Work with the to assist with questions, directions, or courtroom information.
  • Hands on training with the Lead for completion of adoptions checklists to the division.
  • Work with staff to assist in processing all types of petitions except for dependency.
  • Assist the Supervisor with continual projects pertaining to adoptions and Court Operations duties.
  • Process fingerprints for Maricopa County adoptions cases.


  • Durango - 3131 W. Durango St, Phoenix, AZ 85009
  • Mesa -1810 S. Lewis, Mesa, AZ 85210

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED and must pass criminal background check.

Desired Qualifications

If you are a person seeking a real-world working experience, are enthusiastic about learning and are seeking to improve your professional skills, maybe an internship with the Juvenile Court Department is right for you. We encourage you to apply and explore what the Judicial Branch in Maricopa County has to offer you.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Judicial Branch not to discriminate in employment or the provision of services.  To arrange for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please call 602-506-4473. 

For questions regarding internships, please contact:

Shelby Hudgins

HR Special Programs Coordinator



All Judicial Branch offers of employment are contingent upon passing a thorough background/fingerprint check. Applicants must completely and fully answer any questions regarding felony and misdemeanor convictions including any convictions that have been expunged or set aside. Failure to include criminal history information is grounds for revoking offer of employment. A conviction may not automatically disqualify an applicant.

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