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Internships in the Singapore Judicial Service

       The Singapore Judicial Service offers internships to law undergraduates and JD students studying for a recognised law degree - as stipulated under the Legal Profession Act (Qualified Persons Rules) - at the NUS, the SMU, the SUSS or a Scheduled University. 

2      The internships have been designed to coincide with the vacation periods of major law schools/institutions in each academic year – May to Sep / Dec to the following Feb.

3      All applicants would need to complete an "Internship Application Form" (please click here (DOCX, 677.73 KB) for the said form) and submit it to jsc_sec@jsc.gov.sg.  All applicants are requested to kindly review the “Guidance Notes” (set out in the said form) before completing and submitting an application. 

4     Please note that the current framework is that all interns are eligible for a monthly “internship allowance”.  The quantum of the said monthly “internship allowance” will be pro-rated – based on the number of actual working hours in the month that the intern undertook the internship. 

5       All queries may be directed to the Internship Manager of the Singapore Judicial Service at jsc_sec@jsc.gov.sg.

 

Singapore Judicial Service Internship Programme 2022

       Please note that the deadline for submission of applications was 28 Feb 2022. All applicants were notified of the outcome of their application by mid-May 2022. 


2        The details of the internship opportunities at the Supreme Court, the State Courts and the Family Justice Courts are set out below:

Judicial Internship Programme ("JIP")

Expectations

State Courts

You will have the opportunity to observe a wide variety of hearings conducted in the State Courts, including proceedings in the registries and open court matters. You will also have the opportunity to meet our Judicial Officers for fireside chats and attend Master Classes for criminal and civil law cases. You may be required to assist in some project or research work undertaken by the Judiciary. 

Supreme Court

You should have an interest in joining the Singapore Judicial Service. You will sit in with registrars on a wide variety of hearings conducted in the Supreme Court, including interlocutory applications such as summary judgment hearings and discovery applications. You will also have the opportunity to sit in at pre-trial conferences, observe open court hearings and gain an insight into the process of court administration. You may be required to assist in some project or research work undertaken by the Judiciary.

 Eligibility Rising final or penultimate year law students
 Period of   Internship

State Courts: 4 Jul 2022 – 8 Jul 2022

Supreme Court: 12 Jul 2022 – 18 Jul 2022

 Duration

 2 weeks. 

Interested applicants should be able to commit for the full period of the internship (i.e. 4 Jul 2022 – 18 Jul 2022).

 

Family Justice Courts ("FJC")

Expectations

Interns will have the opportunity to sit in with judicial officers and observe open court proceedings in the Family Court and the Youth Court as well as hearings in Chambers. Interns will also have the opportunity to understand the court administration process and framework.

Interns may also be asked to assist in project work undertaken by their respective judicial officer mentors or other judicial officers as may be required. 

 Eligibility 1st to 4th year students
 Period of   Internship 20 Jun 2022 – 15 Jul 2022
 Duration

 4 weeks. 

Interested applicants should be able to commit for the full period of the internship.