Queens District Attorney’s Office - Fall 2021 Legal Internship
District Attorney Melinda Katz’s goal of building the finest prosecutor’s office in the state is making the Queens District Attorney’s office the choice for talented and motivated attorneys. Join us as she continues to keep our communities safe while embracing new, progressive approaches toward prosecution and the criminal justice system. This year the Fall 2021 Legal Internship Program has been designed to provide law students with an outstanding opportunity to learn about the Queens District Attorney’s Office, which serves the most diverse county in the country. Interns will have the unique experience to work in an office that is taking on a bold new course to achieve a more forward looking and fair prosecution model. They will be assigned to bureaus, some of which are newly
created, and work with Assistant District Attorneys. Depending on the bureau assignment, interns will engage in many aspects of prosecutorial work, such as: research and writing; case preparation; discovery compliance; motion practice; civilian and police interviews; evidence analysis; and investigative work on gang cases, economic crimes, and the Conviction Integrity Unit.
Queens County - Diverse and Cosmopolitan
The areas of special emphasis in our office are, naturally, heavily influenced by the characteristics of our jurisdiction. More than two million people form a remarkable polyglot of neighborhoods and ethnic groups that make the county the “World’s Borough”. The county contains almost half of the city’s Asian population, as well as large communities of Caribbean, African, European, South, and Central American people. This county is the most linguistically diverse place on Earth, with 138 languages spoken.
Requirements and Application Process
Requirements: This internship is open to matriculated law students only.
Time Commitment: The internship begins in September and ends in December 2021, accommodating varied law school schedules. Students must work a minimum of 12 -15 hours weekly.
Format: The format of this internship will be determined based on health and safety considerations. The options will range from in person, to hybrid (in person/remote work), or a fully remote program. Interns will be advised of the format before the start date.
To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Director of Legal Hiring, Mariela R. Palomino Herring, Esq., by clicking below.