The Summer Intern Program provides first- and second-year law students the opportunity to gain experience in trial and appellate litigation in the public sector. The ten-week program begins in early June and allows law students to work closely with Assistant District Attorneys. Depending upon assignment, summer interns help prepare cases for grand jury presentations, hearings, and trials. Interns also research and write appellate and trial briefs, and are assigned to work on complex, long-term investigations. In most cases, summer interns have an opportunity to second-seat an Assistant District Attorney on trial.
To expose law students to various aspects of the criminal justice system, the office conducts a variety of informational programs throughout the summer, including a weekly Lecture Series, Brown Bag Lunches, field trips, and mock litigation programs. Not only do interns get firsthand exposure to the work of the office, they may apply early for permanent positions as Assistant District Attorneys.
Interns receive a stipend of $500 per week. In the past, interns have arranged for work-study funding and public interest fellowships to offset expenses.
"The program was everything I could have expected and more. Although I was convinced that a position
as a prosecutor in this office would be a dream job, I know now that my beliefs were correct;
this was a real great time, and I only hope that I will be serving here next year as an ADA."
- Assistant District Attorney & Former Summer Law Intern