The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office offers opportunities for immersive 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 grand jury presentations, hearings, trials, investigations, or appeals. 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; however, we endeavor to support students applying for grants or academic credit.
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.
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.
The DA’s office will be accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Internship Program from December 3, 2018, through January 31, 2019.
The 2019 Summer Internship Program will tentatively begin on June 3, 2019. A mandatory orientation will be held at 10:00 am on June 3, 2019. The program will end on July 26, 2019.
Our legal internship program is open to first, second and third-year law students. A limited number of junior or senior undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in criminal justice will be considered.
To apply for the internship program, please submit the following by email only:
- Cover Letter (Addressed to Melissa T. Lewis, Director of Recruitment)
- Academic Transcript (or a letter of good standing from your school)
- Intern Application Form (PDF)
- Summer Intern 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 Internships@nassauda.org
Students are limited to one internship term.
If you have questions call (516) 571-3387.