My Post (16)The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office offers opportunities for immersive internship programs for the fall and spring semesters, as well as an eight-week program during the summer. Interns are assigned to assistant district attorneys in any of twelve major bureaus, in either our Mineola or Hempstead locations, based on the needs of the office. Whenever possible, interns will assist the attorneys in preparing cases for grand jury presentations, hearings, trials, investigations, or appeals. The internship may also include performing legal research, as well as general clerical work such as filing or photocopying.

All internships are voluntary, unpaid positions; however, we endeavor to support students applying for grants or academic credit.

First and second-year legal interns who successfully complete their internship will be granted an initial interview during their third year of law school for an Assistant District Attorney position.

Former summer interns explain what the NCDA's Internship Program is all about in this episode of NCDA in the Spotlight

The 2019 Fall Internship Program is now closed to applicants and will begin on Monday, September 9 and end on Friday, December 6.

Our legal internship program is open to first, second and third-year law students. A limited number of junior or senior undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in criminal justice will be considered.

Application Materials

To apply for the internship program, please submit the following by email only:

  • Cover Letter (Addressed to Melissa T. Lewis, Director of Recruitment)
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcript (or a letter of good standing from your school)
  • Please complete the 2019 Fall Internship Packet (PDF).

All materials must be included and sent in PDF format only for an applicant to be considered.

“Screenshots” or photographs of documents will not be accepted.

All application materials must be emailed to

Students are limited to one internship term.

If you have questions call (516) 571-3387.