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High School Fellowship Program

United States District Court for the District of Delaware

High School Summer
Fellowship Program


The United States District Court for the District of Delaware is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its High School Summer Fellowship Program for Summer 2024.

            Students accepted into this program will work for four weeks, beginning on July 8, 2024 and ending on August 2, 2024. They will work in chambers with Judges of the District Court and/or with other federal employees who work with the Court. The fellows will also have the opportunity to observe District Court proceedings and meet leaders in the Delaware legal system. The fellows will be paid a stipend of $400 per week, or $1,600 for the four-week program.

            Students who will be juniors or seniors in a New Castle County, Delaware high school in the 2024-2025 school year (i.e., students who are currently sophomores and juniors), and who are either U. S. Citizens or Green Card holders, are eligible to apply to the program. Those interested in applying to the program should submit (by mail or e-mail): (1) the completed application; (2) their school transcript; and (3) at least one letter of recommendation (though the student may submit more than one) from either a teacher or other counselor at their school to the individual and address below:

Deborah Benyo

J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building

844 N. King Street

Unit 28, Room 2325

Wilmington, DE 19801

(302) 573-4591


            Applications are due no later than April 15, 2024.  We encourage applicants to submit their applications in advance of that date to ensure that all documents have been received and uploaded successfully.  Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview process before the final selection decisions are made.