The Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney offers one or two-semester internships and externships in the Fall semester and Summer internships for rising and current third-year law students. Recent law graduates (those awaiting Bar results) may apply to work in this Office as an Apprentice. The Apprentice program is a full-time, three-month program that runs from August through October.
Law students and law graduates work under the direct supervision of an assistant district attorney and will assist in conducting investigations; interviewing witnesses, complainants, and victims; preparing cases for trial; and appearing in court as student prosecutors in felony cases. Students will also be assigned to handle grand jury cases, working directly under the supervision of an assistant district attorney. Responsibilities will include evaluation and screening of cases for legal sufficiency; preparation of indictments and felony accusations; and presentation of cases to the Grand Jury. Students will also work with a trial attorney and will participate in all aspects of trial preparation; negotiation with defense attorneys; and participation in arraignments; pre-trial hearings; and probation revocation hearings. When feasible, students will be given an opportunity to assist at the trial of criminal cases and to present motions before the court. Students with specialized interests in criminal law may be assigned to the various special units.
A cover letter and resume should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. All candidates must successfully complete a criminal and driver’s history background check.