Internships

SUMMER 2024 LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (1ST year students)

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2024 1L Internship Program.  This 10 week full-time immersive volunteer internship program is for students who will have completed their 1st year of law school.  Students will have the opportunity to work with Deputy District Attorneys doing legal research and writing, case preparation, assisting attorneys in court and handling a variety of legal projects.

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

Application Deadline: February 20, 2024

Internship Program Begins: May 20, 2024 – July 26, 2024

SUMMER 2025 LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (2nd year day/3rd year evening students)

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for its 2025 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. 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 2025. Compensation will be at a rate of $22.16/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: August 30, 2024

  • Submit a letter of interest and resume on or before August 30, 2024, to Lisa Lim at DAhiringteam@sacda.org

  • Address cover letters to Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Rochelle Beardsley

  • Final interviews will be conducted in mid September to early October 2024

[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.]