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The CLASS Dean’s Harris County Attorney’s Office Internship


The CLASS Dean’s Harris County Attorney’s Office Internship is a paid internship offering an opportunity to learn more about an important local government office. The Internship will take place during the regular summer session. Interns will receive a $5,000 stipend for their participation in the program which consists of a 40-hour week.

About the Harris County Attorney’s Office:

The Office of the Harris County Attorney represents the Harris County government, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Harris County Toll Road Authority, and the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network in all civil matters, including lawsuits. The office also provides legal advice to county officials and employees.

The Office of the Harris County Attorney has the legal authority to protect the interests of the people of Harris County, including environmental issues, representing CPS cases, fighting for voting rights, and protecting consumers against fraud.

Elected in 2020, Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee is the first African American and the youngest person to serve in the position. County Attorney Menefee manages an office of 250+ attorneys and staff who represent the county, its 60 elected officials, and its 18,000+ employees in all civil matters and lawsuits.

Internships will be offered in the following three areas:

  • Communications and Public Affairs – creating and writing external community newsletters, assisting with internal communications, assisting with media list and monitoring and other items
  • Social Media and Content – working with Communications Associate to create graphics and video for social media, creating flyers and other materials for the office, planning and editing videos, and assisting with external newsletter content
  • Communications & Youth Engagement – would help support the Summer Legal Academy, a unique educational program for high school students who may be interested in pursuing a legal career. This intern also helps with creating materials, arranging information for speakers, and communicating directly with the students who are selected into the cohort.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Interested in the nexus between government, public policy, and social justice.
  • Creative
  • Excellent at verbal and written communication
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Familiar with graphic design elements
  • Able to use programs like Canva and Adobe (or willing to learn!)
  • Basic photo and video editing capabilities
  • Hardworking, able to take charge of independent projects, and confident enough to proactively contribute to team projects


  • Each applicant must submit an application (link below), a resume and a cover letter detailing their qualifications as a single PDF to by 11:59 p.m. April 12, 2024. 
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a CLASS major
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Commitment to a minimum of 40 hours a week during the internship  
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US
  • Attend orientation prior to internship placement
  • Register for 1 hour of Special Topics credit 

Link to Application Form