College Intern-Graduate Level (Juris Doctorate - J.D. only)

Law Clerk

Recruitment #23-40104X-E1


Solano County invites your interest in applying for College Intern-Graduate Level Law Internship opportunities clerking in one of our legal departments, which include County Counsel, District Attorney and Public Defender.

The College Intern-Graduate Level salary rate is $23.25 per hour.  

Graduate Level - Completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited law school within the past one year OR presently enrolled in a post-Bachelor's law school program for this recruitment.


COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:

· Providing primary medical, dental, substance abuse, mental health and social services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved, and administering federal, state, and local public assistance programs

· Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county

· Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases

· Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies

· Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, defense, probation)

· Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,

· Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership. 


College Intern positions offer college students/graduates practical work experience through projects related to the student’s field of study - law. College Interns employed in this class may be assigned to one of the County's legal departments. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future positions.   

This recruitment is intended to fill College Intern-Graduate Level (Extra-Help) positions requiring enrollment in or completion of a law school program. Extra-help employees do not have rights to a regular position or continued employment and are excluded from civil service. Interns generally work up to 29 hours per week. Interns may work more than 29 hours per week, depending upon departmental assignment and budget. However, hours cannot exceed more than 999 hours in a fiscal year.



Graduate Level: Completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college/university within the past one year OR current enrollment in a post-Bachelor's law school program.  Proof is required.


No experience required.


Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License may be required.

To view the job description for this position, please visit:

College Intern - Graduate Level



Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Sick Leave for every full hour worked.


To view the benefits for this extra-help position, please visit: 


Unrepresented Extra-Help Employees


10/20/2023: Deadline to submit application and required documents for first application review.

10/23/2023: First application review.  Applications will be reviewed every 2 weeks thereafter.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires will be subject to a background and reference check after.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted by the final filing date. Be sure to include the recruitment title (College Intern-Graduate Level - Juris Doctorate) and the recruitment number (22-40104X-E6) in your email or fax.

Previously submitted application materials (e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.


Proof of education is required for this recruitment. All applicants are encouraged to submit either: a copy of their law school diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization), or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the institution, student, date and degree conferred), or official/unofficial transcripts verifying current enrollment in a law school program by the final filing deadline.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to  Be sure to include the recruitment title (College Intern-Graduate Level - Juris Doctorate) and the recruitment number (23-40104X-E1) in your email or fax.


This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.


Are you enrolled in an accredited Law School for the current semester/quarter? If so, how many units are you enrolled in?


Has your law degree been conferred?  If so, please provide conferred date.


Please describe your educational goals and how a law clerk internship will help you meet those goals.


Solano County is a local government agency that serves the public. Why are you interested in a public service law clerk internship?


Independent travel may be required.

Some evening and weekend work is required.

Incumbents may not work more than 999 hours per fiscal year; unless approved by the appropriate authority.


It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form:

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.


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Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play. The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six consecutive yearsthe only California community with that distinction.

· Live – Solano County, as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.

· Learn Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include Solano Community College, CSU Maritime, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.

· Work The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the County is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries, and Travis Air Force Base.

· Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts, fertile farmland and recreational areas. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento, the Delta, Lake Tahoe region, and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

County Population (2023): 465,536

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