Traditional Unit Intern Information
This office utilizes volunteer interns. Typically, our interns are current law school students or recent law school graduates. We do not have any paid internships. If you are interested in an unpaid intern position, please submit a resume and a letter of interest to Administrative Assistant Adriana Limon by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail your resume and letter to her at 300 Convent Street, Suite 2300, San Antonio, Texas 78205.
The Capital Habeas Unit accepts internship and fellowship applications from law students and recent graduates throughout the year. The Capital Habeas Unit was formed in late 2017 to represent death-sentenced individuals in federal habeas proceedings across the State of Texas. During the eight- to ten- week internship, students will have the opportunity to participate in many aspects of capital habeas representation. Students will:
- Improve their writing through drafting and editing motions, memoranda, and briefs;
- Improve their research skills through focused research projects under the guidance of highly-experienced attorneys;
- Develop investigative skills through assisting mitigation specialists and expert fact investigators;
- Learn client-centered, holistic advocacy;
- Learn critical skills for interacting with clients;
- Receive substantive training on all stages and facets of post-conviction litigation.
The positions are unpaid, but interns are free to seek funding through work-study or other public-interest programs, as well as class hours or other applicable credit at their law schools. Please apply electronically, send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (no longer than 25 pages), and unofficial transcript addressed to Maureen Scott Franco, Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Texas, care of email@example.com.
The CHU considers applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled.