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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. We offer opportunities for first and second year interns with preference given to those with 711 certification. While the summer is our most popular time for internships, we host interns year round.

We are currently accepting applications for first and second year law students for our Criminal and Civil Divisions.

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.

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 above 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.

We are currently accepting internship applications. Students seeking a Spring or Summer internship may email a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and copy of transcripts to:

Rebecca Bernard, Office Administrator 
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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