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Supreme Court Internship Program - Application

Applicant Instructions

  • Complete the following form to submit your application electronically via the Internet.
  • Answer all questions fully and accurately.
  • All requested items must be attached to your online application at the time the application is submitted.
  • Please submit only the items requested.
  • Online applications must be received by midnight Eastern Time:
    For fall placement - June 15
    For spring placement - October 15
    For summer placement - March 11

Cover letters and letters of recommendation may be addressed to:

Supreme Court Internship Selection Committee
Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20543

1. Candidate Information


Please indicate the earliest date in the term you expect to be available to start and the latest day in the term you are available to remain in the internship.


Availability: *

Select office(s) to which you are applying and rank preference if applicable: *

Contact Information:

Academic Information:

Please answer the following questions.

  1. Are you a U.S. Citizen? *

  2. Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense? *

  3. Have you ever been charged with a felony?  *

  4. Have you ever been subject to disciplinary action by an educational institution?  *

  5. Explanatory text - Explain any YES response to questions 2, 3 & 4 including appropriate details and resolution in the text box below.

2. Cover Letter

Please attach a short cover letter stating why you are applying for this internship. Applicants to the Office of the Curator should specify one or more preferred project areas from among Collections Management, Digital Assets Management, or Visitor Programs. Your cover letter MUST be in either PDF or Microsoft WORD format.

3. Résumé

Please attach your résumé below. Your résumé MUST be in either PDF or Microsoft WORD format.

4. Short Essay on a Former Justice

Please attach an original short essay about a former Justice of the Supreme Court. The essay should explain your choice of Justice and what parts of his or her work and biography hold particular interest and significance to you. The essay should be two to four pages, double-spaced, with one-inch margins, and Times New Roman 12 point font. Your essay MUST be in either PDF or Microsoft WORD format.

Only graduate students applying exclusively to Collections Management Internships in the Office of the Curator may choose to omit this essay.

5. Transcript

Please upload a current copy of your transcript or transcripts in PDF format. Applicants who receive a provisional offer of an internship may be asked to arrange for an original official transcript to be sent directly to the Court.

6. Recommendations

In the space below, list the names and contact information for the individuals submitting recommendations on your behalf.

Recommender #1

Recommender #2

7. How Did You Learn About the Supreme Court Internship Program? *

In the text box below, please tell us how you learned about the Supreme Court Internship Program.

8. Certification

I certify that all of the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.

Please ensure that all required items are attached, i.e. they should appear in the designated fields, before clicking "Submit".

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SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES 1 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20543