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The Tennessee Department of Correction

Attorney Internship

Attorney Interns will observe the legal staff and develop skills to participate in assisting Attorneys in general matters related to TDOC legal advice and legislation. They will learn to perform task including research, writing, organization, and presentation on matters within the realms of criminal law, civil law, property, and behavioral health issues. They will attain knowledge in the development and interpretation of internal policy and regulations as well as learning to interpret policies and rules of other State Agencies such as the Department of Human Resources, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, etc. Interns may perform research and write memoranda; manage case files; perform administrative duties such as filing and copying; assist with preparation for trials, hearings, and depositions; attend client meetings; assist constituents; attend trials, hearings, arguments, and depositions.