About Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court is the highest tribunal in the United States for cases and controversies that arise under the Constitution or federal laws. As the final arbiter of the law, the Supreme Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under the law and, thereby, also functions as a guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.

Established in 1972, the Judicial Internship Program offers interns the opportunity to work with the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice. Judicial interns perform routine tasks, such as summarizing news articles and preparing memoranda and correspondence. Interns also conduct background research for speeches and briefings provided to visiting foreign dignitaries. When time permits, interns may observe court sessions and take advantage of outside lectures and conferences.


College juniors and seniors, including graduating seniors, are encouraged to apply.

Supreme Court of the United States

  • Supreme Court Fellow
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Room 5
  • Washington, DC 20543
  • Phone: (202) 479-3415


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates


  • Washington, DC