Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New York District Attorney's Office
Summer Internship
Application Deadline Looming

The New York County District Attorney's Office will hire 50 1Ls and 2Ls for its paid 10-week Summer Intern Program. In 2008, 52 interns were hired from approximately 1500 applicants. The program begins in early June and interns receive a stipend of $500 per week. Summer interns conduct legal research, write appellate briefs and trial memoranda, and work closely with Assistant District Attorneys to prepare cases for grand jury presentations, hearings, and trials. Also, the Office conducts a weekly lecture and field trip series for interns that highlights aspects of the criminal justice system.

The District Attorney’s Office employs over 450 attorneys in 4 divisions. The Trial Division prosecutes misdemeanor and felony street crime cases and is divided into such units as: Firearms Trafficking, Homicide Investigations, and Identity Theft. The Appeals Bureau prepares briefs and oral arguments and handles civil litigation in federal and state courts, including habeas corpus proceedings and civil rights actions. The Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor has city-wide jurisdiction over felony drug prosecutions. The Investigation Division prosecutes white collar cases, public and private corruption cases, and rackets cases.


Applicants should possess strong academic credentials. Prior leadership experience and demonstrated commitment to public service are desirable.


Apply by Monday, December 15, 2008, submit cover letter, resume, and law school transcript. In-person interviews will begin in January and candidates must bring writing sample, list of 3 work-related or academic references (including phone numbers), and official law school transcript. Offers are extended on a rolling basis; most are made by the end of April.

Submit your documents by mail only to:

Ms. Robin R. Edwards
Administrator of the Legal Hiring Unit
New York County District Attorney's Office
One Hogan Place
New York, New York 10013

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