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Chittenden County Public Defender

Accountant Intern

August 2019 • Burlington, VT

What I liked

Learning about the processes of the court and Vermont State law. I became extremely comfortable with my environment and co-workers which has tremendously impacted my experience and helped me learn about vast crimes and criminal procedures.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

The experience is what you make of it. Don't hesitate to reach out to your co-workers. They have experience in the field and are there to help you navigate it as well. I encourage others to ask questions, regardless of your hesitations. The questions I have asked have helped me learned plenty in my environment and also encourages those individuals to reach out to me.
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Criminal Investigator Intern

February - August 2019 • Burlington, VT

What I liked

I received an up-close look at our State's criminal justice system by working closely with clients on misdemeanor charges. I was able to interview clients and meet with them at Court with the guidance of several attorneys.

What I wish was different

I wish I took more time to go to Court proceedings and understand the inner-workings of the Court system. Much of my time was spent in the office, but I wish I took the initiative to go to court to observe more proceedings.

Advice

If you are legally inclined and enjoy working with clients in a meaningful way, then I would highly recommend this internship. I would recommend getting to know the attorneys well and accompanying them to court proceedings.
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