AOPC - Legal Intern (22-03)


January 07, 2022










Starting Salary



This position is responsible for providing administrative and legal support services. The position will be a full-time paid internship during the summer (35 hours / week), and a part-time paid internship during the school year (approximately 10 - 12 hours / week). The position will begin in May 2022 through May 2023. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Deputy Chief Counsel.

Primary Duties

  • Conducts legal research and analysis related to benchbooks, court policy and other assigned projects.
  • Provides written and oral responses to queries regarding court procedures, policies, and status of court cases.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Active enrollment in good standing in accredited law degree program.
  • Working knowledge of legal terminology and procedures.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of policies, procedures, and functions of the PA Unified Judicial System.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Working knowledge and competence using standard PC software programs, including Microsoft Office, Lexis, and Westlaw required.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.
  • Accepting applications from first and second year law students.
  • Applications must be received by January 31, 2022. A resume, law school transcript(s), and writing sample are required.

Unified Judicial System Hiring Policy

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania recruits, employs, and promotes the most qualified applicants without regard to their political affiliation, race, color, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, or other non-merit facts or considerations. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants with disabilities as may be necessary to ensure that all applicants are given a fair and equal opportunity to compete for all employment positions. Applicants who need accommodation for an interview should request so in advance. UJS hiring and employment policies and procedures are intended to conform to all applicable state and federal laws governing fair and non-discriminatory hiring and employment practices and are subject to change as necessary to remain in compliance with such laws.

Applicants requiring accommodation, for any part of the application and/or interview process, should contact Human Resources at (717) 231-3309.