Friday, September 15, 2017

Internship with Maryland Office of the Public Defender

OPD offers a hands-on experience for current undergraduate, paralegal studies, and graduate students to assist in the client-centered and team-based representation of OPD clients. This unparalleled experience allows interns to be fully incorporated into OPD’s innovative and strategic approach to aggressive litigation and comprehensive advocacy. 

The vast majority of our interns work in our district offices assisting our trial attorneys in the representation of adult and juvenile clients in criminal cases. OPD has 12 district offices spread across the State of Maryland. If you are interested in trial work you, want to request placement with one of our district offices (the specific office would depend on your geographical preferences and transportation).

Some of OPD's more specialized division also provide internship opportunities. These smaller divisions offer a unique opportunity to work closely with a smaller group of attorneys in a more highly specialized area of the law. The following statewide divisions host interns (please note the location of these offices in parentheses):
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- Post Conviction Defenders (Baltimore City)
- Parental Defense Division (Rockville, Upper Marlboro, Baltimore City, Towson)
- Forensics (Baltimore City)
- Mental Health Division (Baltimore County) 

-Student is pursuing an education in Criminal Justice, Forensic Studies, Paralegal, or a Pre-Law Program.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential

Applications accepted until November 24, 2017.

To apply, interested students can log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 157461