Law Student Opportunities

Law students play a vital and active role in the success of this office. Legal interns and externs do real attorney work and represent the community in the courtroom, including trials. More than half of our legal interns are hired as full-time deputy prosecuting attorneys following bar admission. In the last five years, over 20 former interns, externs and volunteers have been hired.

Mentorship by Seasoned Trial Attorneys

Experienced deputy prosecuting attorneys provide ongoing guidance to legal interns in a collegial, open door atmosphere. By the end of the third year of law school, most legal interns are far beyond their peers in terms of courtroom experience and practical legal knowledge.
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Paid positions available to 2L students (Rule 9 cert. req.)

Each year, we hire Rule 9-certified 2L interns for a one-year commitment. Paid internships begin at the end of the school year. Students work full-time (35 hours/week) during the summer, and part-time (14 hours/week) during the school year.

Misdemeanor Division
- Interns are hired to handle all aspects of District Court Practice, from arraignments and pre-trial conferences to trials and post-conviction hearings, on both traffic and domestic violence cases. Applicants should submit cover-letter and resume.

Felony Division - Interns are hired into felony units, including the Sexual Assault, Property Crimes, Identity Theft, Drug and Vice, Gang, and Robbery and Assault. In these units, interns conduct research, write briefs and memorandums, argue motions in court and assist in trial preparation on felony level cases. Many get the opportunity to co-chair one or more felony trials. Applicants should submit cover-letter and resume.

Civil Division - Interns are hired in this division to conduct legal research and writing on a variety of topics for the risk management attorneys. Interns may also appear on behalf of the State in minor administrative hearings and assist attorneys in trial preparation. Applicants should submit cover-letter and resume.

Paid positions available to 1L students

Appeals Division -
1L interns are hired for a two-year commitment that begins at the end of the first year of law school and concludes upon graduation. Interns are expected to work full-time (35 hours/week) during the summer, and part-time (14 hours/week) during the school year. Appellate interns write briefs and present oral arguments in Superior Court and the Court of Appeals, Division II. Applicants should submit cover-letter, resume, and a writing sample (five pages or less).

To view unpaid positions, visit our Volunteer as Intern or Extern page.