Oakland County government encourages the placement of college interns at a variety of sites and locations. Generally, an intern is defined as a college student of junior or senior standing who wishes to receive academic credit or experience in their chosen field and receive professional training on a part-time basis.
Paid and academic internship opportunities are available at Oakland County during all semesters of the year. In order to work at the court you must apply through the County.
Academic and Experiential Interns
Students interested in an internship experience with the court should watch for the Oakland County Human Resource Department posting for College Intern June through January at www.oakgov.com/hr.
If you are currently enrolled in a college or university, a paid internship may be explored. Depending on your interest, please call the contact number listed next to the area that is of interest to you. Current paid internships available at Oakland County Circuit Court include:
- Juvenile Casework Services. Chief of Casework services at 248-858-0232
- Circuit Court Administration at the 6th Circuit Courthouse. (Not applicable)
- Employability skills program at Friend of the Court. (Not applicable)
Paid interns usually enjoy a 2-4 semester stay in their department, which allows the benefit of a greater in-depth exposure to the student's chosen field. In general, self- motivated students with good communication skills excel in their internship opportunity.
The County's paid intern program is also available to registered students from any accredited college or university. Students are welcome to apply for regular County openings once they graduate.
Students who are only available to work or intern during the summer months may be interested in the Summer Job program at Oakland County. Specific summer jobs are available for students of various majors with two or more years of college. Unlike interns, students at a summer job work 40 hours per week for 13 weeks.