New York County District Attorney's Office

Apply HERE (Applications due February 15, 2019)


Location: New York, NY

Address of Internship: 1 Hogan Place New York, NY 10013

Number of Positions: 2

Organization Description

The New York County District Attorney's Office is charged with the responsibility for prosecuting crime in the County of New York (Manhattan). Guided by the belief that the public prosecutor's function is to do justice and not merely secure convictions, the New York County District Attorney's Office has been recognized as a model for other public prosecutors' offices throughout the nation.

Each year, the office investigates and prosecutes over 100,000 criminal cases. To accomplish this task, the District Attorney employs approximately 500 Assistant District Attorneys and a support staff of over 700 people. The Office is organized into three main areas of responsibility: the Trial Division, the Investigation Division, and the Appeals Bureau.

Position Description

Depending on the assignment, students may assist in investigations, hearings and trials; prepare, compile and analyze legal and non-legal documents and financial data; perform research, observe witness interviews, participate in community outreach programs and attend trials. The program also includes a variety of educational programs and activities, including a weekly Lecture Series, Brown Bag Lunch Discussions, a Mock Appellate Argument exercise, and a visit the New York City Police Department’s Tactical Training Facility. 


Applicants should have a solid academic record, but we consider academic performance to be only one indicator of an applicant’s potential. Equally important are the qualities of personal character, integrity, judgment, and maturity. Prior leadership experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service and the community are valued qualities. We encourage students to have taken at least one criminal law-related class.