Each summer, and throughout the school year, the County Attorney's Office offers unpaid internship and externship opportunities to law students. In the summer program, 10 to 15 interns are assigned to specific bureaus, where they will acquire practical hands-on experience.
Duties & Responsibilities
Depending on the bureau, their assignments might be:
Reviewing and drafting contracts
Participating in transactional negotiating sessions
Researching legal issues
Helping to prepare witnesses for depositions and trials
Participating in court conferences
Participating in document discovery
Any other legal task that is routinely performed by first and second year associates
Participation in these programs can sometimes be a path to permanent employment. Current staff includes several former interns and externs.
How to Apply
Applications for all candidates should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (for candidates less than five years out of law school), and a short writing sample. Interns, externs, and experienced attorneys should specify the bureau to which they are applying (more than one choice is fine).