Internship: Federal Public Defender

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This internship program offers students the opportunity to apply for “for-credit” internship positions with the Austin Federal Public Defender’s Office. Information on the Federal Public Defender Office is available at: Your supervisory attorney will be Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender Horatio R. Aldredge, 504 Lavaca St., Suite 960, Austin, TX 78701-2860. While the internship requires a 10 hour per week commitment, not all of those hours need to be done at the Fed. Public Defender’s office - many can be done at U.T.


Students earn 4 credits (pass/fail) over two semesters (2 credits per semester) – offered Fall and Spring every year. Students must commit to a full academic year of internship study.  Students are encouraged to enroll in the Fall 2022 Adv. Fed.  Crim. Prosecution and Defense seminar, co-taught by Professors Klein and Remis, and to take a 3-unit Federal Criminal Law course taught by Prof. Susan Klein in Spring of 2023, but these course are not required.


Students interested in the internship for the 2022-2023 academic year should visit with Prof. Susan Klein, at (512) 203-2257, or Better yet, come to my office hours on Wednesdays from 3 – 4.  You can get the link to that from my assistant Nick Charlsworth, at (512) 232 2992, or  Alternatively, you may call Prof. Aldredge at (512) 916-5025, or send him an e-mail at


The application deadline for the next academic year is TBD. Though students will know whether or not they are admitted before fall registration, unique registration number for the fall 2022 internship will not be available until April 2022.

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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
03/30/2022 Experiential credit changed