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Law Student Volunteer or Academic Internships

Law students may apply for a volunteer or academic internship for the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Interns are assigned to work directly with experienced trial attorneys and help the attorneys with a wide range of duties that prosecutors perform. These include: (1) victim and witness interviews and documentation of these in the prosecution file; (2) assistance with formal plea procedures; (3) trial preparation; (4) research and writing; and (4) assistance with jury selection and jury trials. Interns routinely accompany prosecutors to court to observe and help with court dockets, hearings, and trials. Law student academic interns may also be required to complete additional assignments, specific projects, or observations as prescribed by their school or professors. All law student academic and volunteer interns will be interviewed and screened by employees of the District Attorney’s Office prior to final approval. Academic interns must also register with and be approved for an academic externship by their school prior to beginning the internship. If you are interested in applying for a volunteer or academic law student intern position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed Law Student Intern application, which you may download via the link below, to the Harris County District Attorney's Office at internships@dao.hctx.net.