I'm meeting with a crim court judge soon about an internship this summer, and I was wondering what kind of work you did when you were an intern.
I am currently interning for a criminal court judge and am finding it to be a fantastic experience. I do more observing than I do actual work, but that alone is a great learning experience. I have gotten to watch proceedings ranging from arraignment through sentencing, and have sat in on some intense trials. As for actual work, most of it has to do with responding to motions (criminal courts are inundated with these) and doing research. There are some administrative tasks, of course, which range from answering phones, looking up defendant's court dates, and retrieving files.
You will gain a solid foundation in Evidence and Criminal procedure. Hopefully your judge will be interested in mentoring you, and will take the time to explain his/her rulings and decisions. My Judge is good about this, and seeing these two subjects "in practice" is surprisingly different than seeing them in theory (in the classroom). Also, the Judge has helped me understand what is good lawyering, and what is NOT good lawyering.