U.S. Supreme Court Selects Knox Senior as Judicial Intern

Charlotte Young works in Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice

October 26, 2012

Charlotte Young
Charlotte Young, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, which is covered by an illustrated drape on scaffolding during the 2012 renovation of the building

Charlotte Young, a political science major, who will graduate from Knox College in June 2013, has been selected as a Judicial Intern at the Supreme Court of the United States. The Judicial Internship Program at the Supreme Court provides advanced undergraduates and graduating seniors who have interests in law, management, and the social sciences with a unique opportunity to develop professionally by working in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice.

The Office of the Counselor assists the Chief Justice of the United States in his overall management of the Supreme Court. The Counselor serves as a liaison for the Chief Justice, not only within the federal judiciary, but also with the executive and legislative branches. The office further assists the Chief Justice in his ceremonial duties and provides background materials and research for his public addresses and publications.

Judicial Interns work under the direction of the Supreme Court Fellow and perform important office tasks, which include summarizing news articles and preparing memoranda and correspondence. Interns also conduct background research for speeches and briefings provided to visiting foreign dignitaries. Interns also may participate in diverse research and organizational projects conducted by the Supreme Court Fellow and the Counselor.

Charlotte Young, who was encouraged to apply for the position by Professor Lane Sunderland, is working as an intern from September 2012 through December 2012.