TFDP investigative interns conduct field visits and observe court in pairs, in addition to completing independent assignments to support litigation and direct client services. Assignments often include submitting records requests, locating potential witnesses, drafting affidavits, conducting archival and public records research, and attending community and government meetings.
Please note that this position is designed for undergraduate students, non-law graduate students, and those on non-traditional educational paths. Investigative interns must be based in Texas and the position requires travel multiple times per week.
Applications for summer 2022 are currently closed. We will start accepting applications for fall 2022 later this year.
TFDP law student interns perform a variety of important tasks, gaining valuable experience while making a real contribution to improving the Texas criminal legal system. In the past, legal interns have been involved in all aspects of litigation, from writing dispositive motions to discovery practice to client contact. TFDP interns also have conducted policy research and drafted advocacy materials.
TFDP accepts intern applications for full-time summer positions, as well as for part-time school-term positions. School-term interns often work via email and phone and do not need to be located in Texas.
We will start accepting applications for summer 2023 internships in fall 2022.