The Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County is seeking interns who are interested in gaining hands-on experience within the Superior Courts, Juvenile Probation and Adult Probation Departments.  

Interns can take the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and apply them in real-life work situations, learning from professionals while they explore and experience career options. The general focus of these internships is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about work in a structured setting and develop professional skills.    

For more information regarding the individual internships available, please see the internships listed below or complete the General Internship Inquiry form. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Hours are scheduled based on the academic requirements, the department's needs and the intern's availability. Workdays are typically Monday through Friday, after 8am or before 5pm. Site Preceptors will try their best to accommodate the intern’s preferred work schedule. 

Assignments vary and can range in length from a single academic term to a full academic year. The length of the internship depends upon the agreement made between the site supervisor and the intern. Internships can be as short as 1 month or as long as one year.

Selections are made without regard to considerations of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or handicap. Applications are considered in the order in which they were received and are based on staff capacity and the applicant’s area(s) of interest. Preference is given to those majoring in an area closely related to the department’s program services in which they are applying.

Completed applications are sent to the best suited staff member(s) for placement. If an experienced/appropriate staff member has the availability to accept an intern, we will contact the applicant and work with him or her to develop a plan and start date. In the event that the department has no experienced/appropriate staff members available to accept an intern, we will let the applicant know and keep his or her application on file if any internship opportunities arise.

The Site Supervisor for the internship project will work with accepted interns to determine a start date. Students cannot begin their internship until all required paperwork has been reviewed and orientation is complete.

-Filling out an application

-Sending in a resume and cover letter/interest statement


- Onboarding process (going over policy and procedures, getting an ID badge and getting fingerprinted)

-All interns will need to complete a background check prior to starting their internship

Internships are available during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, with application review taking place prior to each semester’s initiation on a rolling basis. 

The internship opportunities listed on this page are unpaid. Interns are encouraged to pursue academic credit through their institutions of study. 

For Questions regarding the Internship program, please contact:

Shelby Hudgins

HR Special Programs Coordinator


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