Georgia County Internship Spotlight
Appalachian School of Law Student, Amonica Webb, Completes Internship with Augusta-Richmond County
Prior to interning with August-Richmond County, Amonica Webb, a law student at Appalachian School of Law, thought she had a general knowledge of government operations. However, while with Augusta-Richmond County, Webb learned how different counties function and the importance of policy implications in county governments. She was able to learn the ins and outs of filing proper motions and orders in a timely manner.
During the course of her legal internship with the Augusta-Richmond’s Public Defender’s Office, Webb’s primary responsibilities consisted of researching, drafting, and developing a program to aid office personnel in understanding the issues affecting the community and county government. Her most significant success was being able to identify and recover a client successfully. With this same client, she was able to execute her first client interview alone.
Webb’s favorite part of the internship experience was collaborating with attorneys and communicating with clients. She explained that getting the opportunity to help an individual who feels alone was an invaluable experience. In addition, Webb feels that her future career aspirations have been reaffirmed, and through the internship, she was able to grow more comfortable with the little things, like entering a jail and the big things, like establishing partnerships with external organizations willing to assist clients with substance abuse.
To future interns, Webb would tell her peers to go for it. She states that her entire summer was filled with learning new things and allowed her to have the perfect balance of supervision and professional exploration.
For more information on the GCIP, please visit the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation website at http://www.civicaffairs.org.