SUMMER LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (2nd year day/3rd year evening students)
The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for its 2024 paid summer intern program. Interns will work with deputy district attorneys doing legal research, assisting in court, and handling assignments in the misdemeanor arraignment court. Specifically, interns in this program will be given the responsibility of preparing misdemeanor cases, presenting offers in court, negotiating plea bargains, taking the pleas on the record and sentencing defendants. Interns could also be assigned to the Juvenile Division where they would have the opportunity to argue motions. Summer Interns would also be given the opportunity to appear and present evidence in preliminary hearings, motions to suppress, motions for discovery and violations of probation.
The qualifications for this position require full-time enrollment at an ABA or California accredited university leading to a degree in law and applicants should have completed the second year day or third year evening of law school and have taken or enrolled in a course in Evidence. Completing courses in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedures & Constitutional Law by the time the program begins would be helpful. This is a 10 week program beginning in late May 2024. Compensation will be at a rate of $21.30/hour.
Additionally, the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office is seeking interns for the Justice, Training & Integrity (JTI) Unit. The JTI Intern will research complex legal issues, draft trial and appellate briefs, and respond to petitions for writ of habeas corpus. The JTI Intern applicant should possess strong legal research and writing skills, along with Moot Court and/or law journal experience. Please specifically request to be considered for this position.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2023
Submit a letter of interest and resume on or before September 15, 2023 to Regina Reichenberg at DAhiringteam@sacda.org
Address cover letters to Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Rochelle Beardsley
Final interviews will be conducted in September and October 2023
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