Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

UT School of Law

Spring 2018

Position: Intern, Mithoff Pro Bono Program
Student: Government Senior 

A day in the life of an undergraduate intern at the University of Texas School of Law. Mithoff Pro Bono Program is full of excitement and curiosity. I arrive to work in the afternoon and the office is bustling and alive. At the start of my shift, the supervisors are ready to hand out tasks and receive help from the interns.

Since there is a team-oriented environment in the office, I report to each supervisor to see what they would need help with for the day. If the program coordinators have tasks for me that would range from designing graphics on Adobe Photoshop for events to updating excel sheets for data entry. But, the real treat lies in working for The Expunction Project’s supervising attorney.

The Expunction Project expunges and seals criminal records for free to low-income individuals in the Austin area. If the office is preparing for an intake session, I call potential clients and e-mail them information regarding the project. After the intake session, I assist the law students in preparing court petitions for the “exit session” where the clients will review their information before its e-filed to the court. After the exit session, I e-file the petitions and notify the clients on the status of their petitions.

I never know what I am going to do when I walk in to work. Every day brings a new challenge which gives me the opportunity to learn something new on a daily basis.


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