SEC_Law wrote:Since the internships are highly selective (I believe around 60 interns for the summer of 2015) does it mean the Navy is already interested in you and wants to see how you will do in a work setting? Basically, I am wondering whether the internship is almost like an extended interview where they try you out to see if you are "worthy."
NavyJAG can probably speak to this with more authority, but my guess is getting an internship is probably a good sign that the Navy at least considers you a viable candidate. As you said, the internships are pretty competitive anyway, and their primary purpose is to generate interest in the JAG Corps/identify possible candidates, so I can't imagine that the Navy would offer someone an internship and waste a spot if they don't see them as a promising candidate.
FWIW, a Navy JAG O4 doing an LLM at my law school told me that if you get an internship you should feel (reasonably) good about your chances. Not a lock, but cause to be optimistic. You're at least not in the "definite no" pile.
Also, I sort of asked this question on the last page.