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to indigent people accused of crimes.





Position: Intern - Eastern Judicial Circuit


The Office of the Public Defender, Eastern Judicial Circuit, located in Savannah, GA will host four law student interns during the summer of 2017. This internship program is designed to introduce promising students to the practice of criminal law and the honor of indigent defense. Interns will gain first-hand experience in criminal defense and client representation by: observing every aspect of criminal court proceedings for felony cases; participating in trial preparation and strategy meetings with trial attorneys; and completing general legal research projects. Interns will directly interact with attorneys, support staff, and clients. The Office of the Public Defender, EJC is located in downtown Savannah, GA within walking distance of the Chatham County courthouse.

 The 10-week internship will begin June 6, 2017 and conclude August 11, 2017. Interns must be entering the 2L or 3L year. Accepted interns must provide their own accommodations in or within commuting distance of Savannah. The internship is unpaid. Accepted interns are encouraged to seek their own grant funding for pro bono student positions assisting non-profit law entities.

 Student applicants will be considered on a rolling basis during the months of February-April with interviews and invitations to participate in the intern program ongoing. To be considered for an internship position, interested students should forward the following materials to the attention of Intern Supervisor, Amy Ihrig, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: (1) cover letter introducing yourself, (2) current resume including class standing and GPA, and (3) a legal writing sample of your choice (up to 10 pages in length). For purposes of the legal writing sample, please note whether the piece has been reviewed with editing suggestions made by someone else, such as a professor.


Contact Human Resources

Human Resources Manager
Georgia Public Defender Council
104 Marietta Street, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: 404-795-2440
Toll free: 800-676-4432