Internships

Volunteer Summer Law Student Internship Program (1st year students)

Students who have completed their first year of law school, or second year if enrolled in an evening program, may work over the summer months with deputy district attorneys doing legal research, assisting in court and handling assignments in the misdemeanor arraignment courts. Enrollment in or completion of a course in Evidence or Civil Procedure is preferred, but not required.

These are full-time 40 hour per week positions, Monday through Friday for 8 hours a day.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Deputy District Attorney Sheri Greco at GrecoS@sacda.org or mail to 901 G Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

  • Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

  • Interviews Conducted: TBA – Week of February 22, 2021

  • Summer Program Begins: May 24, 2021 to July 30, 2021

Summer Law Student Internship Program (2nd year day/3rd year evening students)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

October 9th, 2020

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for its 2021 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 2021. Compensation will be at a rate of $20.08/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.

  • Submit a letter of interest and resume on or before October 9, 2020 to Regina Reichenberg at DAhiringteam@sacda.org

  • Address cover letters to Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Scott Triplett

  • Final interviews will be conducted in October and November 2020

[The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office affirms the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, national origin, marital status, or sexual orientation. We are committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in all employment opportunities.]