Roanoke College interns have very positive experiences preparing and presenting legal briefs, researching cases and drafting opinions on behalf of judges and attorneys. These experiences help to make the transition to law school a smooth one, since interns are directly involved for extended periods of time with practitioners of the law.

Recent Internships

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Chambers of Senior U.S. District Court Judge James Turk
  • Chambers of U.S. District Court Judge Samuel G. Wilson
  • City of Salem Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole Office
  • Office of Congressman Rick Boucher
  • Office of Congressman Bob Goodlatte
  • Public Defender's Office
  • Salem Police Department
  • Senator Jim Webb's Office
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • U.S. District Court
  • Virginia Circuit Court

"At a different or bigger school, there wouldn't be an opportunity to do such research. I was a lot more prepared for law school because I have research skills."

Bridget Tainer '06, on her internship. Bridget did research for a federal judge.


Honorable James C. Turk '49 Endowed Scholarship:

The income from this endowment provides awards to needy students from Virginia and who intend to go to law school. This endowment was established by the Turk family.

Read the news release about the establishment of the program.