Internships and Externships provide an opportunity for students to the increase their knowledge, network and gain exposure to a Courts environment. An increasing number of colleges require the completion of an internship as a prerequisite to graduation.
An intern typically receives academic credit for their experience. Often students seeking a degree in social sciences (criminal justice, sociology, psychology, etc.) may fulfill academic requirements as a result of an internship. The Adult Probation Department most often hosts interns.
Conversely, an extern does not receive academic credit. Often students contact a Judge to arrange a legal externship during the summer months.
While the Franklin County Common Pleas Court - General Division does not offer paid internships or externships, the Court provides parking tokens for the Franklin County Fulton Street and Front Street parking garages when the student is an intern or extern.