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Summer Clerk Program

This position is an unpaid volunteer position for the summer (10 weeks). We generally recruit up to two (2) summer interns at 30-40 hours per week (each).

Interns have the opportunity to participate in the four practice groups of the Sonoma County Counsel's Office:

  1. Land Use and Regulation;
  2. Infrastructure and Public Resources;
  3. Litigation, Law and Justice;
  4. and Human Services.

The interns rotate through the four practice groups over the summer, and are exposed to a broad range of the various legal services that the County Counsel's Office provides to the County. Typically intern projects have included researching novel legal issues, assisting in the drafting of complaints and legal briefs, and participating in hearings and trials.


Summer 2014; approximately 10 weeks


Full Time; 30-40 hours per week


Volunteer only

Starting Date


Experience, Qualifications, Eligibility

Strong legal research and writing skills, and demonstrated interest in public sector legal work preferred.

Application Requirements

Resume, legal writing sample, cover letter, and current law school transcript

Accepting Applications From

1st - 3rd year Law students, or recent graduates

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Contact method

Email or fax application

Contact Information

Summer Clerk Program
County Counsel
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Sunday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
575 Administration Drive
Room 105-A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464674, -122.725715