Livingston County
  • 05-Sep-2019 to 19-Sep-2019 (EST)
  • County Clerk / Judicial Ct.
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • N/A-Unpaid Internship
  • Unpaid Internship

N/A-Not Eligible for Benefits

About Us:

We are located in Southeast Michigan and are one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan.  Livingston County consists of 16 townships, 2 villages and 2 cities.  The county contains a diverse mix of rural agricultural areas, historic downtowns, suburban development, lake-side living and large recreational lands.  Home to two metro parks (Kensington and Huron Meadows), 3 state recreation areas (Island Lake, Brighton, and Pinckney), 1 state park (Lakelands Trail), 2 state game areas, 1 wildlife area, 2 Livingston County parks (Lutz and Fillmore), and numerous local parks, Livingston County has an abundance of recreational opportunities.  Livingston County offers 163 park acres per 1,000 residents, more than any other county in Southeast Michigan.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Chief Deputy County Clerk Legal Division and Division Supervisor, performs assigned duties to gain knowledge of the inner workings of the judicial system. Duties include file maintenance, assisting clerks with various errands, assisting in vault duties and researching.  This Internship opportunity will provide practical on-the-job training along with establishing contacts within the legal community. 

Internship Details:

This is an unpaid Intern opportunity lasting for approximately 90 days. Schedule is approximately 8 hours per week. This position is not eligible for any benefits.  

Essential Functions:

An Intern in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following functions.  These examples do not include all of the duties, which the Intern may be expected to perform.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each function satisfactorily.

  1. Filing, maintaining files, microfiching files, shredding.
  2. Assisting clerks with various errands, running files to judicial chambers.
  3. Assist with vault duties.
  4. Assist in researching various issues.
  5. Performs other duties as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requirements include the following:

  • Major/Field of Study desired: Criminal Justice/Paralegal
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office application (i.e. Word, Excel).
  • Valid Driver's License, and a good driving record. 
  • Skill in effectively communicating assigned areas of responsibility orally and in writing.
  • Ability to discern basic categories of legal filings.
  • Ability to research items as directed.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials and the public. 


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works both in an office and in the field. While in the office, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, view and produce written and electronic documents and enter data on a computer keyboard with repetitive keystrokes. The employee must be mobile both in an office setting and in the field with the ability to stand, sit, stoop and kneel, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 40 lbs. without assistance.  Accommodation will be made, as needed, for employees required to lift or move objects that exceed this weight.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works both in the office and at other work sites and regularly travels between work sites using a motor vehicle. Though applicable safety procedures are documented and utilized, the incumbent may be exposed to unsanitary or unhygienic materials, individuals and situations in the course of performing required duties. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to moderate. 

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