Academic and volunteer interns are assigned to work directly with trial attorneys and go to court daily. Interns are not assigned to work in the appellate division, but may occasionally conduct research or writing in support of trial attorneys. They assist prosecutors by contacting police officers, witnesses and crime victims to obtain and share information as cases are prepared for plea negotiations or trial. They also assist attorneys with preparation for hearings and trials and observe court proceedings and trials. Interns who obtain a bar card are eligible to try cases under the direct supervision of experienced prosecutors.