Internship Programs – Law School and College Students
Our internship programs offer an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the work of the office while at the same time gaining valuable experience. Both the Summer Internship Program as well as the program for students during the fall and spring semesters share many features:
• All internship programs are on a volunteer basis. We make every effort to assist potential interns seeking grants, fellowships or academic credit.
• Our Intake Bureau does accept interns for evening and weekend positions. We will attempt to accommodate those students who may have scheduling requirements.
• We offer opportunities in all bureaus – for descriptions, click on “Divisions and Bureaus” above. We ask successful applicants for input in their bureau assignment, and we do our best to assign the intern to one of their expressed preferences. In fact, candidates who are invited for an interview should be prepared to discuss bureau assignments.
• Interns remain in the same bureau during a summer or a semester. As we expect that our interns will be making a valuable contribution – no “make work” assignments – we feel that both the intern and our office will therefore receive the greatest benefit by concentrating on a single bureau.
• We expect that interns will become an integral part of the bureau to which they are assigned. In the Appeals Bureau, interns will receive research and writing assignments including briefs to be heard by the Appellate Division, Second Department of New York State Supreme Court. In the Investigations Division, interns will become part of teams of Assistant District Attorneys and Detectives. In both the Trial Division and the Major Crimes Division, interns will take part in case preparation which includes witness interviews and possibly a trip to the crime scene. We make efforts for interns to serve as second seats in hearings and trials.
• There are a limited number of positions available in the summer program. In addition, there are a limited number of interns assigned to each bureau. Therefore, many summer assignments become unavailable by early spring.
2016 Summer Internship Program
The 2016 Summer Internship Program formally begins on Monday, June 6, and concludes on Friday, August 12.
Starting on Thursday, June 16, the office provides a weekly intern lunch meeting / presentation. Each week, a Bureau Chief or a senior Assistant District Attorney will explain the workings of their particular bureau. Each year participating bureaus include Special Victims, Homicide Trials, Gang Violence and Hate Crimes, Domestic Violence, Economic and Environmental Crimes, and Intake Bureaus, as well as the DNA Prosecutions Unit.
Applications for the 2016 Summer Internship Program will be reviewed starting December 1, 2015. The deadline for applications is February 11, 2016. Applications for positions during the school year may be submitted at any time.
Interested law school and college students should submit a resume and cover letter – no other materials are required. Please submit your application to:
Office of the Queens County District Attorney
125-01 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, N.Y. 11415
Attn: Vincent J. Carroll, Jr., Counsel to the CADA
Any questions may be directed to Mr. Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.