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.
Legal interns are assigned to work closely with Assistant District Attorneys in one of twelve major bureaus, in either our Mineola or Hempstead location, including but not limited to the District Court Trial Bureau (misdemeanors), County Court Trial Bureau (felonies), Organized Crime, Narcotics/Firearms/Gangs, Vehicular Crimes, Special Victims, Homicide/Major Offenses, Appeals and Public Corruption Bureaus. Bureau requests are strongly considered, but placements will ultimately be made based on the needs of the office. Interns will observe the inner workings of a prosecutor's office, including witness interviews and court proceedings and whenever feasible, will assist the attorneys with all phases of prosecutions and preparing cases for grand jury presentations, hearings, trials or appeals. Interns may also be expected to perform legal research, draft correspondence and memos, assist with file organization and case management, review, redact and compile discovery materials, and perform administrative tasks related to case preparation, including filing, copying and scanning, answering phones, and scheduling meetings. The Internship Programs also provide interns with opportunities to visit and tour other relevant law enforcement entities, including, for example, the Nassau County Correctional Facility, the Office of the Medical Examiner's ballistics, DNA, toxicology and latent print laboratory, and the Nassau County Police Department's state-of-the-art training facility.
We are seeking hard working individuals who are committed to public service and have excellent research, interpersonal, verbal and writing skills.
All internships are voluntary, unpaid positions. However, we endeavor to support students in their applications for grants (funded by a public service entity obtained by the student), work-study funded by a college, or externships for course credit. We encourage applicants to confer with their financial aid offices and public interest career advisors for information regarding whether available funding for public service internships with a government agency such as the NCDA.
Our legal internship program is open to first, second and third-year law students, as well as a limited number of junior or senior undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in criminal justice.
Legal interns who successfully complete their internship will be moved forward to a Panel Interview during their third year of law school for an Assistant District Attorney position.
SPRING 2023 - Applications accepted November 28, 2022 to December 9, 2022 Start Date: January 17, 2023
SUMMER 2023 - Applications accepted January 2, 2023 to January 13, 2023 Start Date: June 5, 2023
If you have questions call (516) 571-3387.