Brooklyn District Attorney Launches
“Brooklyn DA Summer Internship” Program

The Brooklyn DA Summer Internship program is a joint partnership between the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and the United Federation of Teachers. This program provides a uniquely competitive opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors attending school and/or residing in Brooklyn. We are currently accepting applications from students who meet the below eligibility criteria and show a strong interest in the criminal justice/public interest sector. Interns will receive a $150 weekly stipend and will be provided with Metro Cards. Selected interns will be assigned to a unit and will support the work of Assistant District Attorneys and other staff.

Intern Duties

  • Assist with legal research and analysis utilizing various sources such as the Internet, news articles, and legal periodicals.
  • Provide assistance to attorneys and staff at various phases of a matter including pretrial, conference, and/or trial.
  • Perform a variety of paralegal and/or clerical functions, as required.
  • Assist attorneys with case preparation, discovery, file maintenance, and organization of court documents.
  • Participate in workshops pertinent to different departments and trial zones.
  • Participate in judicial, legal, and law enforcement observational field trips.
  • Observe criminal trials and defendants get sentenced in court.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must reside in or attend school in Brooklyn.
  • Applicants must be either a high school sophomore, junior, or rising senior.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to the entire duration of the program (July 11, 2016 to August 12, 2016, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM). 

Application Requirements

  • Most recent transcripts.
  • Updated one-page resume.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation and evaluation forms including one from a teacher, coach, mentor, etc.
  • 300 word essay which must be typed (12 pt. font/double-spaced) and addresses the following two prompts:
  • Why are you interested in interning with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office?
  • What impact do you think it will have on your future endeavors both personally and professionally? 

Please note: This is a highly selective internship. Only 10 spots are available and selected candidates will be required to interview.

Completed documents should be emailed to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office at edprograms@brooklynda.org in pdf format, with the subject line: “Brooklyn DA Summer Internship Program”, no later than May 20, 2016.

Questions?

Contact Felicia Harris, 718-250-4873

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