Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Juvenile Division

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PICS Organization Name
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida


Miami, Florida 

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns
Maria Jerez '19

Organization Description
The Juvenile Division of the Eleventh Judicial circuit is responsible for Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency cases. There are 4 delinquency judges and 8 dependency judges and general magistrates. The intern supervisor is currently a dependency judge. The Dependency Division handles cases brought by the Florida Department of Children and Families against parents based on allegations of abuse, abandonment and neglect. The organization will benefit from the intern's work on special projects concerning cases currently in court.

Alan Fine is a judge in the juvenile dependency division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. The work of the intern can contribute to the effectiveness of the judicial process.

Internship Description
The intern will monitor court proceedings, summarize  court documents, and perform factual and limited legal research.  

Internship Qualifications

  • Competence with Word and Excel
  • Experience, or at least interest, in child welfare
  • A sense of humor

Expected Start Time
9:00 am

Expected End Time
5:00 pm

Required Dates
June - August 

Internship Length
10 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info
There are rentals available from college students who are not in town over the summer.

Rarely, preparation will be required outside work hours.

Background check is required 

Evaluation Excerpt

My relationship with my supervisor, Judge Fine, was really great. He was always really interested in making sure that I had a rewarding experience - he kept me busy with assignments and research, always made sure I was watching a trial, and even arranged for me to meet the personal injury lawyer, take a tour of the morgue, and after the internship, spend a week in dependency court with another judge as well. Most importantly, though, he always answered all my questions and took my opinions seriously, engaging in really great conversations with me - about the law, but also about other things like religion, family, and politics (especially during lunch!).
—Maria Jerez '19

To see whether this internship is still accepting applications for 2018, please check the Second Round page.


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program