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Internship Opportunities

We offer an excellent opportunity for interns to heighten their skills and experience the practical application of our local prosecutor’s office. While our internships are unpaid, students have an excellent opportunity to learn while working alongside seasoned professionals. The opportunity for professional growth and networking is ample. Confidentiality in our work is critical and students will be held to high standards. While the summer is our most popular time for internships, we host interns year round.

The following students will be considered for placement:

Second-year law students are strongly encouraged to apply for 711 certification pursuant to Rule 711 of the Illinois Supreme Court at the time of application to our internship program. With 711 certification, second-year students build upon the experience listed below and receive additional hands-on experiences such as pre-trial negotiations and the trying of traffic and misdemeanor cases. This is an opportunity many law students look forward to experiencing.

First-year law students are teamed with a variety of attorneys from whom they will learn about the intake process, case review, court procedure, negotiations, and case outcomes. A number of research assignments will challenge the first-year law intern's analytical and writing skills.

Undergraduate Seniors and Juniors are involved in many of our day to day functions and are provided opportunities to observe court at every level. Many networking opportunities exist for our undergraduate interns. Our preferred majors of study for undergraduate internship applicants are Political Science, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Justice Administration, Psychology, Sociology and Computer Science.

Students seeking an internship may email a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and copy of transcripts to:

Rebecca Bernard, Office Administrator
[email protected] 
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Dora A. Villarreal-Nieman Click to send e-mail  - State's Attorney
Rock Island County Courthouse (map ExternalLink.gif)
Second Floor - 1317 3rd Avenue,  Rock Island IL 61201

Phone: (309) 558-3250      Fax: (309) 786-5052      Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday