The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) hires undergraduate and graduate level interns for semester long internships throughout the year. Remote internship opportunities are also available. The internship program provides hands-on experience in criminal justice policy affecting elected and appointed prosecutors from across the country. NDAA also offers legal internships for students currently enrolled in an accredited law school. NDAA also offers law externships.
Interns have the opportunity to work on wide ranging topics with NDAA staff including in the areas of child abuse, animal abuse, domestic violence, gangs, gun violence, legislative and policy issues, and traffic law. Interns will also have the opportunity to research potential topics of interest and write articles for the Prosecutor Magazine, a compilation of articles published on a quarterly basis and sent to NDAA members. Duties also include attending congressional hearings, Justice Department briefings and other meetings around the city and providing detailed notes and reports as directed. NDAA strives for the internship experience to be as substantive as possible. To that extent, we are also happy to work with the student’s school to provide academic credit.
To be considered for an internship at NDAA, it is necessary for an applicant to have excellent writing skills, professional demeanor, and proactive attitudes as well as an interest in criminal justice policy or broad government affairs experience.
The unpaid internship positions are available on a full-time or part-time basis throughout the academic year and during the summer. We prefer that students work between 20-40 hours per week but are willing to accommodate students’ academic schedules. NDAA is located 1 block from the Crystal City Metrorail station.
Eligibility: All undergraduate and masters-level students, as well as recent graduates are eligible to apply.
Instructions: Please send completed application materials to NDAA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Students who would like to be considered for an internship are asked to send the following items:
Application Deadline: October 15
Application Deadline: February 15
Application Deadline: June 15
Duration: September- December
Applications received before the deadline will receive priority consideration. Applications received after the deadline are acceptable, however will only be reviewed if a position remains available. We are generally able to make accommodations for internships of different lengths.