Interns with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office experience immersion into criminal prosecution ranging from legal research and writing, all the way up to second-chairing jury trials. Our program is designed to allow students to gain a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a prosecutor from the initial charges being issued to the conclusion of a trial. Intern experiences are dependent on student certification and availability of appropriate cases.

Legal Internship - 1st Year Law Students:

Students who have completed their 1st year of law school are placed in offices where they will be involved primarily in legal research related assignments. They may assist in the preparation of felony and misdemeanor prosecutions and be able to observe courtroom activities. In addition, they may be asked to perform clerical work as required including filing, preparing discovery, and transcribing jail calls.

Legal Internship - 2nd Year Law Students

Students who have completed their 2nd year of law school are eligible for State Bar Certification (Rule 13), allowing them to make supervised appearances in court as a certified law student.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist attorneys with case preparation, discovery, file maintenance and organization of court documents.

  • Legal research and analysis

  • Conducting routine felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanor prosecutions (Rule 13 students)

  • Conducting bond reduction hearings (Rule 13 students)

  • Preparing subpoenas

  • Contacting witnesses

Internships are a full-time immersion, with the program being 40-hours per week, 5-days a week, and 10-weeks long.

  

* Summer 2020 is our next available Legal Internship Program. Application period opens January 1st, 2020 and will be available here on our website.