U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch offers law clerkships throughout the year on his Washington, DC Judiciary Committee staff.  The clerkship program is designed for full-time law students with a bachelor’s degree and at least one full year of law school education.  Preference is given to students who have ties to the state of Utah.  Clerkships are full-time positions with a modest stipend or for academic credit.  

Law clerks assist Senator Hatch and the Judiciary Committee counsels by conducting legal research and preparing legal memoranda; analyzing legal and legislative issues in preparation for hearings and committee business meetings; evaluating court decisions and legal trends; and other duties appropriate to their knowledge and skill level.  

Applicants should send the following items to hatchlawclerk@judiciary-rep.senate.gov:

  • A letter of interest 
  • A current resume
  • Law school transcripts
  • A writing sample of up to five pages 
The application deadlines for internships each semester are as follows: 
  • Spring Semester: October 1st 
  • Summer Semester: February 19th
  • Fall Semester: April 30th