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Join Our Team - Intern

Join Our Team as an Intern

Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, LB 19, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: (214) 653-3600 • Fax: (214) 653-5774


IMPORTANT 2021 DATES TO NOTE!

Application CUT OFF for Interns:
Summer – N/A
Post Bar – May 10, 2021 through July 16, 2021

Intern Dates:
Summer I – N/A
Summer II – N/A
Post Bar – August 2, 2021 through October 29, 2021*

* Dates subject to change due to COVID-19

Any questions you have in regards to our program please contact Deanna Reyes at (214) 653-3700 or via email:  Deanna.Reyes@dallascounty.org

 

 

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office offers an opportunity to:

  1. Gain real courtroom experience
  2. Observe and be a part of ongoing trials, motions, hearings
  3. Assist the prosecutors and investigators with: legal research and briefing, investigation of cases, preparation for trial, and taking notes in interviews or the courtroom
  4. Perform pre-trial tasks like discovery, redactions, filing motions, subpoenaing records
  5. Gain first hand experience talking to victims and witnesses
  6. We supervise and accept externships for course credit.

Intern Specifics:

All of the intern positions in this office are unpaid. Interns are assigned to particular trial courts or to different divisions within the office. A court intern assists the three prosecutors and investigator assigned to the court with any needed legal research and briefing, investigation of the cases through actual witness contacts, preparation of the cases for trial, taking notes in the courtroom and helping where needed during the trial. An intern may also be assigned to the Child Abuse or Family Violence Divisions and will help the different prosecutors in those divisions with the same duties listed above. The Chief of each court and the Chief or Deputy Chief of a division will be responsible for supervising the intern. We do not provide a 3L bar card to any of our interns.

Our office is limited in the number of intern/extern positions to the space available in our courts and parking limitations. (*Please refer to applications deadlines below) All intern applications will be reviewed and selected/interviewed by a Chief Prosecutor or Division Chief. Once all of our intern positions are full, we will stop placing interns. If not selected by a Chief Prosecutor or Division Chief, interns will not be placed in an intern position within our office.

The intern program is one of our most important sources of assessing whether someone will be offered a job with our office. We get feedback from the prosecutors and investigators that are in contact with the intern at the end of their time with our office. And, if the intern has done a good job and seems to be a good fit with our office, they may be considered for a position as an Assistant District Attorney.

 

 

Application CUT OFF for Interns - Summer
N/A

Intern Dates - Summer
Summer I – N/A  OR  Summer II – N/A

Application CUT OFF for Post Bar - Summer
May 10, 2021 through July 16, 2021

Post Bar Intern Dates - Summer
August 2, 2021 through October 29, 2021*

* Dates subject to change due to COVID-19

Click here for the Post Bar Internship Application

Additional items you may submit with your application:

• A cover letter
• A resume
• Official transcripts
• Writing samples

E-mail applications to:  Deanna.Reyes@dallascounty.org