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FAQs

Please review all the FAQs below. If you have additional questions about our application process please contact the Legal Hiring Unit at (212) 335-9361.

How many positions are available?Open

There are approximately 10-12 semester and 20-22 summer intern positions available to undergraduate students.

When is the deadline to submit my application?Open

We begin accepting applications for the Summer Intern Program on February 1st. All submissions must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on March 1st. Deadlines for fall and spring semester internships are listed on the Application Process page.

Will my application be considered if I apply after the deadline?Open

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot consider applications received after the deadline.

May I fax or e-mail my application? Open

No, we do not accept cover letters and resumes sent via fax or e-mail. All applications must be submitted online.

What is a complete application? How can I submit updated materials after I applied online? Open

A complete application consists of a cover letter, resume, and an unofficial transcript. All application materials must be submitted online.

To submit an updated resume please call the Legal Hiring Unit at (212) 335-9361. Do not submit a new application if you already applied through our website and have a pending application.  

 

 

Who is eligible to participate?Open

Applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of college for a semester internship placement.

College sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply to the summer internship program. Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of college by the time the internship commences. 

How soon can I expect to hear from the Legal Hiring Unit?Open

Interviewing for the Summer Intern Program will begin in March and we make offers on a rolling basis.  Interviews for the fall and spring semester are conducted on a rolling basis once we begin accepting applications.  There is no exact timeframe in the application and interview process. We respond to all applications.

Does the office conduct phone or video-conferencing interviews?Open

No, all interviews are conducted in person.

What will I need to bring to my interview?Open

Students invited to interview must bring to the interview a one-page personal statement explaining your interest in public service, two letters of recommendation from professional or academic references, and an official college transcript.

 

What is the length of the summer program?Open

The summer program begins on the first Monday in June and lasts for 10 weeks.

Is there a time commitment?Open

Students who accept a summer internship must commit to the full-time ten-week program. Semester interns are required to work at least one full day and a half day on a weekly basis.

Is the start date of the summer program flexible?Open

No. The dates of the program are fixed.

Do I have to be a US citizen?Open

No. You do not have to be a US citizen to apply. Interns will need to provide a social security number or other confirmation of eligibility for employment.

What is the compensation?Open

All semester college internships are for academic credit. Summer intern program students, who are required to work full-time during the ten week program, receive $385 weekly stipend.

What kind of programming do you offer during the summer internship?Open

To expose college students to various aspects of the criminal justice system and provide firsthand exposure to the work of the office, the summer intern program conducts a variety of informational programs and activities throughout the summer, including:

Weekly Lecture Series: Senior Assistant District Attorney discuss a specific case or topic. 

Brown Bag Lunches: Small groups of interns meet with senior prosecutors who discuss specific cases and areas of expertise. 

Mock Litigation: Students conduct a mock appellate argument; serve as a witness in the law student mock suppression hearings.

College Round-Table: Discussion with the program attorney-in-charge about legal topics, current work projects, and other aspects of the criminal justice system.

Community Relations: Shadow ADAs conducting Community Outreach Programs; participate at events such as National Night Out Against Crime.

Field Trips: Visit the NYC Police Department’s Tactical Training Facility and the Manhattan Mental Health Court; participate in the NYPD Civilian Observer Ride Along Program; observe Appellate Division (1st Dept) oral arguments.

Luncheons & Social Activities: Opportunities for interns to socialize with each other and members of the legal and support staff, including luncheons, karaoke night, and the co-ed intramural softball league.

Diversity Committee Events: We sponsor a documentary film series, inclusion luncheons with legal staff members, and host a Diversity Breakfast & Panel Discussion

  Meet the DA: Interns meet with the District Attorney


 

What kind of background investigation is required? Open

 Interns who accept an offer of employment must pass a background check as a condition of employment, which includes verification of name, residence, educational background and a criminal history check.

The office can withdraw an offer of employment if the investigation process reveals information that precludes a security and/or suitability clearance.

Where is the office located?Open

The office is located at One Hogan Place at the intersection of Centre Street and Leonard Street. The dedicated DANY entrance is on the south side of the Manhattan Criminal Court Building at 100 Centre Street. The Legal Hiring Unit is on the 8th floor in room 857. Directions and a map of the area can be found here.