Unpaid, currently accepting applications for Spring 2024
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to support prosecutors to create safer communities through a more just and equitable legal system. APA is a highly experienced leader in the field of nationwide training and technical assistance. APA’s membership includes prosecutors’ offices, elected, appointed, and line prosecutors, justice system professionals, and community partners. The Association staff includes experienced attorneys and is led by practicing elected and appointed prosecutors. Through numerous projects, committees, advisory boards, partnerships, and collaborative efforts, APA is the national clearinghouse for innovative and effective prosecutorial practices.
Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
APA is currently accepting unpaid Legal Intern applicants on a rolling basis. We are looking for candidates passionate about criminal law and improving public safety on a national scale. This internship is in-person and flexible depending on the candidate’s schedule. We have a large number of projects across various spaces in the prosecutorial field and will work with interns to place them in areas that most interest them. Our office is located at DuPont Circle, and interns will be given a Metro card to commute to the office as needed to fulfill their responsibilities.
The following duties and responsibilities are expected:
Perform legal and empirical research;
Assist with administrative duties as assigned;
Assist with social media and/or web support;
Assist with project management, including writing, proofreading, and the development and coordination of meetings, trainings, and conferences. Interns may also be able to attend various meetings, briefings, and conferences with a wide array of criminal and social justice organizations, some legislative bodies, and personnel; and
Participate in webinars related to prosecutors and criminal justice issues.
Open to 1L-3L students
Must be a law student currently enrolled at an ABA-accredited school or a recent law school graduate
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Strong writing, research, and analytical skills;
Interest in criminal law and policy;
The ability to work independently;
The ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds;
Willingness to commute to our DC office location in-person (interns will be provided Metro cards).