College Student Internships

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We are committed to providing college students exposure to professional careers in the justice system. These positions are a great opportunity to learn more about working in a public law office, may qualify for college credit, and will look great on a resume.

Unpaid internships

Applications for unpaid internships are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • We occasionally offer unpaid internships to students in Paralegal or Legal Administrative Assistant programs who have completed their first year of school or are in their second year of school. 
  • Check with your Program Director to see if your internship will qualify for school credit. 
  • We also have relationships with some Twin Cities area colleges, so check with your Program Director to see if they are working with a specific division within our office.

Paid summer internships

Applications for paid internships are accepted January 1 to March 31 with interviews scheduled in April.

  • Each summer, we hire college students as interns to work up to 20 hours per week from June through August in various units within our office.  
  • The current salary for summer interns is $13.56 per hour.
  • Our internships provide:
    • exposure to the multiple facets of a law office;
    • opportunities to learn from professionals about the criminal justice system; and 
    • resume building experience supporting the daily functions of an office and working on special projects.

How to apply

  • Send a completed application along with a resume, letter of interest, and school transcript copy to RCAOHiring@co.ramsey.mn.us, with “Unpaid Internship”  or "Paid Summer Internship" in the subject line.
  • You will be contacted by phone or email if more information is needed or you are selected for an interview.