Brooklyn DA Office Accepting Apps For High School Internship Programs

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez with State Attorney General Letitia James.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced the launch of the application process for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in participating in the mid-winter or spring internship programs.

The one-week internship is open to students who live and/or attend high school in Brooklyn and are interested in learning about the different careers and responsibilities within the criminal justice system. The mid-winter internship runs from February 18 to February 21, 2020 and the spring internship runs from April 13 to April 17, 2020.

Attorney Eric Gonzalez
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez

“We are delighted to welcome a new class of interns to learn about the various career opportunities available within the criminal justice system. These internships offer students hands-on experience into how criminal cases develop, from the steps taken to investigate and build a case, to how cases are presented in court. These internships are also an opportunity to learn valuable leadership and workplace skills participants can use in school and in their professional careers,” said Gonzalez.  

Selected students will be assigned to one of the many specialized units within the DA’s Office, while also getting an overview of the criminal justice system. They can expect to assist with legal research and analysis; help prosecutors to prepare for trial; work on discovery; carry out file maintenance and organization of court documents; participate in Trial Zone workshops; participate in judicial, legal and law enforcement-related field trips; and observe criminal proceedings, including trials, guilty pleas and sentencings.

During the one-week internship, participants will receive a weekly MetroCard. Internship hours will be from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday in the mid-winter session, and from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday in the spring session.  

Interested applicants must submit their most recent school transcript, a one-page resume, one letter of recommendation, and a 300-word typed essay (12 pt. font and double-spaced) on why they are interested in interning with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and how the internship will impact their future career goals. 

To apply, please visit: beginning December 2, 2019, to upload transcript, essay and resume. Only the recommendation letter should be emailed as an attachment to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office at [email protected], with the subject line: Recommendation Letter (Applicant’s First and Last Name). All application materials must be received no later than December 22, 2019. For questions or assistance please contact (718) 250-3191.

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