Brooklyn District Attorney Launches “Brooklyn DA Summer Internship” Program

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.


  • 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 in pdf format, with the subject line: “Brooklyn DA Summer Internship Program”, no later than May 20, 2016.


Contact Felicia Harris, 718-250-4873

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