Free Adobe PDF Reader

Phone:
Tel:  651-266-3222
Fax: 651-266-3010

Email:
RCA@co.ramsey.mn.us

Building Locations

blank space

Choose text size: A | A | A
Bookmark and Share

blank space

Attorney Logo

Student Law Clerk Positions & Academic Internships


Student Law Clerk Positions

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office offers two types of positions for student law clerks:  regular and summer positions.  The application and hiring process for student law clerk positions is coordinated directly by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.  Law clerks are considered unclassified positions meaning you are an “at-will” employee.  Student law clerks must be certified student attorneys under the Minnesota Supreme Court Rules as they make regular court appearances.  By performing research and legal writing, interviewing witnesses, appearing in court, and working with attorneys, the Law Clerk experience and knowledge gained is second to none.

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office hires student law clerks and interns who have a genuine interest in a public law practice. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office is strongly committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of the population and seeks to increase the representation of minorities through active recruitment and other outreach efforts.

-- Regular Law Clek Positions --

The Ramsey County Attorney's Office employs approximately 25 part-time regular student law clerks and openings vary according to turnover.  Regular law clerks work during both the academic year and the summer.  The tenure of a regular law clerk position ends approximately thirty days prior to the administration of the first bar examination after graduating law school.

Recruitment notices are periodically posted with the placement offices at the law schools in the Twin Cities area.  Candidates must have completed their first year or be in their second year of law school and eligible to work 16 to 32 hours per week. The current entry-level salary for law clerks is $17.63 per hour.  Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email.

-- Summer Law Clerk Program --

Note: The application process for the 2015 Summer Law Clerk Program is now open.

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office sponsors a summer law clerk program each year.  Ten to twelve law students are hired to work as law clerks for a ten-week period, 40 hours per week from June through August.  To be eligible for this program, a student must have completed his or her first year, or preferably second year, of law school.  Students in this program have an opportunity to attend trials, hearings and other case events, and to conduct legal research.  The current salary for summer law clerks is $17.63 per hour. 

The primary recruitment for this program is completed seven to nine months prior to the start of the summer program through the Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference and On-Campus Interviews at the four local Twin Cities law schools.  Interviews are also held at the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office for applicants who are not attending law school in the Metro area.

How to Apply

To apply for a Regular Law Clerk position or the Summer Law Clerk position, please send a Letter of Interest and completed Application to RCAOHiring@co.ramsey.mn.us. In the subject line of your e-mail, please enter "Regular Law Clerk" or "Summer Law Clerk" to indictae which you are interested in.

You will be contacted by phone or e-mail if more information is needed when a position becomes available.

Academic Internships

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office is committed to providing college students exposure to professional careers. These positions are a great opportunity to learn more about working in a public law office, may provide college credit, and will look great on a résumé.

-- Unpaid Academic Internships --

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office occasionally has unpaid academic internship opportunities available for students such as those in a Paralegal or Legal Administrative Assistant program who have completed their first year of school or are in their second year of school.  We recommend checking with your Program Director to see if your internship will qualify for school credits.  We also have relationships with some of the Twin Cities area colleges so check with your Program Director to see if they are working with a specific division within our office.

-- Summer Academic Internships --

Note: The application process for the 2015 Summer Clerical Internships will be open January 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015.

Each summer the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office hires a few college students as Summer Clerical Interns to work up to 20 hours per week from June through August in various units within the Office.  The current salary for summer clerks is $12.58 per hour. 

Students in this program have an opportunity to perform clerical support functions relating to the activities of the work unit to which they are assigned.  This experience gives the student exposure to the many facets of a public law office.

How to Apply

To apply for an Unpaid Academic Internship, please send a Letter of Interest, Résumé, and completed Application to RCAOHiring@co.ramsey.mn.us.  In the subject line of your email, please state “Unpaid Academic Internship” to indicate which position you are interested in.

You will be contacted by phone or email if more information is needed or when a position becomes available.

Clerk 1 Job Description
To perform clerical support functions relating to the activities of the work unit to which assigned to include records maintenance, public contact and general office services; and to perform related duties as assigned. (This is the entry-level class in the Clerk series. It provides an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills that are needed to function at the higher levels of the Clerk series.)

How to Apply

To apply for a Summer Clerical Internship, please send a Letter of Interest, Résumé, and completed Application to RCAOHiring@co.ramsey.mn.us.  In the subject line of your email, please state “Summer Clerical Internship” to indicate which position you are interested in.

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email.  Interviews will be held in April 2015.