• City of Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Legal Services

Job Description

Job Summary

Join the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office
The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office is currently seeking exceptional candidates for unpaid externship positions.

Law Student Externship Opportunities

The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office has unpaid externship opportunities available over the summer and during the school year for qualified law students.  Opportunities are available across the Civil Liability, Consumer Protection, Criminal, and Municipal Divisions.  Externs must abide by the highest ethical and professional standards.  Candidates will be considered based on qualifications including excellent in oral communication and writing skills, proficiency in legal research and interest in public service.  Start and end dates are flexible.  Externs should be available a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no more than ten pages, and the names of two references by email to with the subject line: "Application - Externship".  A background check may be required prior to beginning the externship.
  • Applications for externships during the Fall of 2019 must be submitted by second week of June;
  • Applications for externships during the Spring of 2019 must be submitted by second week of October;
  • Applications for externships during the Summer of 2020 must be submitted by second week of February.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive.  Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.  We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!
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