Great benefits but not a lot of time to truly enjoy them. Stressful environment and poor management. Peers are mostly fantastic and supportive but workload is not distributed fairly. Not a lot of room for advancement or movement within the department.
The work can sometimes be mundane but not horrible. Team work is a thing of the past as many people only want to do the job they were hired for and when you are understaffed that makes it hard. The pay is less than desirable. The management can be unstable.
A typical day of my internship was arriving at the court for either morning or the afternoon session and watching the court cases. Then after I would assist Jen Runfola the court clerk in any tasks she needed help with along with the other law students. The hardest part of the job was adapting to the professional language that I have never been exposed to before. The most enjoyable part was getting to know defense attorneys because before the internship I could not understand how someone could ever be a defensive attorney. Now I have a new respect for them.
Listen to all the court cases and get a better understanding of the court system.