Intern/Volunteer Programs

Intern Positions

Volunteer interns with the Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court:

  • Gain real-work experience serving Arlington’s youths, adults and families
  • Interact with Court staff, judges, lawyers, schools and social service agencies

Adult Services Intern (4 months/10+ hours per week)

  • Maintain social files and contact logs
  • Attend court hearings
  • Correspond with clients and service providers
  • Refer clients to court-ordered treatment programs
  • Draft follow-up correspondence (Spanish fluency is a plus)

Juvenile Probation Services Intern (4-6 months/10+ hours per week)

  • Attend court hearings and advisory notices
  • Maintain social files and contact logs
  • Contact service providers
  • Correspond with clients and their families (Spanish fluency is a plus)

Mentor/Tutor Intern (4 months/10+ hours per week)

  • Develop relationships with court-involved youths
  • Provide a positive influence and academic tutoring

Intern Application Process

Step 1.Print and fill out the Intern Application

Note: This application includes four reference letters that you must give to your contacts to complete. Since the application process relies heavily on references, ensure that your contacts promptly return these forms.

Step 2.Mail or deliver your application to:

Colin D. Bagwell
Intern Coordinator
Arlington Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Services Unit
1425 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 5100
Arlington, VA 22201

Step 3.Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee you an internship.

Internships are competitive since a limited amount of them are available at any given time. The earlier you submit your application, the better your chance is of securing an internship.

Step 4.If you secure an internship, you must undergo a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal background check and a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) check.

For more information, call 703-228-4022 or email Colin D. Bagwell.

Volunteer Positions

The Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court offers volunteer positions at the Argus House, a community-based group home for at-risk boys ages 13-18. For more information, contact Chris Edmonds at 703-228-3944 or complete the Volunteer Application — Argus House.

Argus House Tutoring/Academic Coordinator (3-4 months/8 hours per week)

  • Work with staff and residents during weekday evenings (flexible hours) to address academic issues and achieve academic success

Argus House Volunteer-Student Intern (3-4 months/8 hours per week)

  • Support residents with academic issues
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for residents
  • Provide staff support
  • Attend court hearings
  • Prepare written reports
  • Coordinate the monthly Argus House newsletter
  • Perform administrative duties

Argus House Administrative Assistant Volunteer (3-4 months/8 hours per week)

  • Answer phone calls
  • File documents
  • Interact with the public
  • Perform data entry
  • Drafts documents