LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The York County District Attorney’s office is accepting applications for its Summer, Spring, and Fall internship programs.
Our office provides interns both structured introduction to Pennsylvania criminal justice, as well as gradual immersion into direct criminal prosecution experiences ranging from Legal research and writing, all the way up to supervised jury trials, depending on student certification and availability of appropriate cases. Our program is designed to allow interns to gain an excellent understanding of what it takes to be a prosecutor from the time a defendant is charged with a crime to the time of trial, and the final exhaustion of a defendant’s appellate remedies in both state and federal appellate courts. This includes assisting prosecutors at preliminary hearings, and during criminal jury trials. Specifically, interns will work with prosecutors in the office on research projects and preparation for cases currently being prosecuted, and, if certified, interns will be able to gain first-hand experience by conducting actual court hearings under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Interns/externs will also have an opportunity to write legal memoranda, briefs for appeals pending before the Pennsylvania Superior Court, and, if possible, attend oral argument. Occasionally, after displaying sufficient competence in public legal argument, we have allowed certified legal interns to present their oral argument to the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
The Spring and Fall Semester Internships will require a commitment of 12-40 hours per week depending on individual schedules. Summer internships are a full-time immersion, with the program being 40-hours per week, 5-days a week, and 10-weeks long.
The position will entail in-depth research and analysis of legal issues, as well as preparation of legal memoranda and briefs that will be submitted to the Courts of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania Superior Court, and Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Upon completion of either Summer, or Semester programs, interns are expected complete the program with a writing sample.
To Apply for a Spring, Summer, or Fall internship, please Contact James Zamkotowicz, Senior Deputy Prosecutor, at: email@example.com. OR by mail to: York County District Attorney’s Office, 45 N. George Street, York, PA 17401.
Please include a cover letter, resume, and writing sample.
COLLEGE STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The York County District Attorney’s Office accepts applications for college internships year round. The college internship program is supervised by Faith Uhler-Myers, Victim/Witness Administrator for the District Attorney’s Office. Interns are not paid, but may, in coordination with their college, receive course credit. Due to limited space, we only have four internships available per semester.
The College internship program is designed to allow students to work closely with victim/ witness coordinators while at the same time giving students an opportunity to observe the functioning of a prosecutor’s office and the court system.
If you wish to apply, please contact Faith Uhler-Myers (717) 771-9600 ext 3045.
PARALEGAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The York County District Attorney’s Office accepts applications for paralegal internships year round. The paralegal internship program is supervised by Michelle Baughman, Deputy Administrator of Office and Grant Management. Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited two-year paralegal studies degree or certificate program to be eligible.
The program is designed to impart a well-rounded understanding of the prosecutorial process and the paralegal’s role in a trial team structure. Interns work closely with paralegal and administrative staff, and are expected to learn core paralegal duties specific to the needs of this office. They also participate in court observation, discovery assembly, trial preparation and special projects as assigned.
If you wish to apply for a paralegal internship, please mail a cover letter and resume to Michelle Baughman at York County District Attorney’s Office, 45 N. George Street, York, PA 17401 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.