The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office offers internship programs for the fall and spring semesters, as well as an eight-week program during the summer. Interns are assigned to assistant district attorneys in any of twelve major bureaus, in either our Mineola or Hempstead locations, based on the needs of the office.  Whenever possible, interns will assist the attorneys in preparing cases for trial, investigation, or appeal.  The internship may also include performing legal research as well as general clerical work such as filing or photocopying.

All internships are voluntary, unpaid positions.

First and second-year legal interns who successfully complete their internship will be granted an initial interview during their third year of law school for an Assistant District Attorney position.

If you are seeking to receive course credit or monetary compensation from your law school or any other source for your internship, you must submit any work product and/or minimum attendance requirements and forms as soon as possible, but no later than the date of the internship orientation.

Former summer interns explain what the NCDA's Internship Program is all about in this episode of NCDA in the Spotlight

Important Dates

The DA’s office will be accepting applications for the 2019 Spring Internship Program from November 5, 2018, through November 30, 2018. 

The 2019 Spring Internship Program will begin on January 22, 2019. A mandatory orientation will be held at 10:00 am on January 18, 2019. The program will end on May 3, 2019. 

Our legal internship program is open to first, second and third-year law students. A more limited program is available for undergraduates seeking clerical experience in the legal field.

Application Materials

To apply for the internship program, please submit the following by email only:

  • Cover Letter (Addressed to Melissa T. Lewis, Director of Recruitment)
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcript (or a letter of good standing from your school)
  • Intern Application Form (PDF)

All materials must be included and sent in PDF format only for an applicant to be considered.

“Screenshots” or photographs of documents will not be accepted.

All application materials must be emailed to

Students are limited to one internship term.

If you have questions call (516) 571-3387.