The San Antonio Municipal Court Department has developed an Internship/Mentorship program in coordination with Fox Tech High School’s Legal Magnet. Students work with mentors Monday through Friday for two hours each day. The students and mentors have responsibilities and requirements to establish a successful internship program. The following are requirements for each:
The Municipal Court Department will accommodate approximately two (2) students during the Spring semester. The
following sections will participate: Operations and Records Division, Court Services Division, Magistrate Division,
and the Judiciary. Each of these sections has volunteered to commit to the responsibilities of coordinating
constructive activities that will benefit the student as well as the department. Students will spend time in each
section to develop an understanding of the Municipal Court as a whole. Students are assigned to one mentor, but
will rotate every two weeks to a new section. Students will participate in such activities as monitoring and
assisting judges, observing jury and non-jury dockets, retrieving paperwork for trials, assisting in researching of
cases, and verifying cases. The students will receive school credit and a grade for this internship.
This program offers a wonderful opportunity for these students to experience the criminal justice and legal field first-hand. Being a mentor is a rewarding experience because it enables participants to share their knowledge of Municipal Court, guide and mentor students, and have fun in the process.