William & Mary

Federal Judicial System

Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC  20002-8003

Angela Stewart, Education Division

Tel: 202-502-4126
Fax: 202-502-4088
Email: astewart@fjc.gov

The Federal Judicial Center Education Division

TheFederal Judicial Center is the federal courts' agency for research and continuing education. Congress established the Center in 1967 as a separate organization within the federal judicial system at the request of the Judicial Conference of the United States. A nine-member board, chaired by the Chief Justice of the United States, determines its basic policies. The Education Division produces educational programs, materials and resources for federal court of appeals, district, bankruptcy and magistrate judges and for federal judicial branch employees, including persons serving in clerk of court, probation and pretrial services offices. The Division delivers education and resources through a variety of means including: in-person programs to which participants travel; in-person programs conducted in courthouses for local participants; satellite television broadcasts over the federal courts' satellite network; audio, video, and web conferences; programs and materials delivered over the courts' intranet; and printed publications.

Here are a few activities interns will assist with:

  • Help develop and conduct training needs assessment surveys of judicial employees
  • Analyze survey data and compile reports
  • Assist in the development and delivery of in-person, video, and live web conferences by researching topics, using the internet and other resources
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations
  • Use the internet and other resources to conduct short and long-term research projects on topics ranging from legal issues to leadership in the public sector to developments in the federal sentencing policy and the supervision of offenders

For more information, visit our web site.

All students considered for an internship must be in good academic standing with their college or university. Intern positions at the Center are usually paid positions with the hourly rate dependent upon level of education and amount of work experience, if any.

Applicants need to send the following information:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Brief writing sample
  • Transcript
  • At least one letter of recommendation

The deadlines for submitting intern applications are as follows:

  • Spring Semester - Mid October
  • Summer Semester - End of February
  • Fall Semester - Mid June

Please send your completed paper work to:

The Federal Judicial Center, Education Division
Attn: Angela Stewart, Senior Program Assistant
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC 20002