The Office of the District Attorney in NASHVILLE seeks well-rounded candidates who take initiative, work-well with others and have a sincere interest in the ever-evolving criminal justice system.
Summer interns with the Office of the District Attorney General – 20th Judicial District receive hands- on court experience prosecuting criminal cases. Students who have completed at least half of their legal coursework and are in good standing are eligible to apply for a limited license for practice. This allows students to participate in trials, hearings and other in court proceedings at the General Sessions and/or Criminal Court levels under the supervision of an Assistant District Attorney. You will interact with attorneys in the Office and members of the defense bar while negotiating cases. Interns regularly receive feedback from attorneys as they complete assignments. Our goal is to prepare you to practice!
Interns are assigned to a team in one of the six criminal courts, general sessions, juvenile or special teams (Vehicular Crimes, Domestic Violence, Child Sex Abuse). Past summers included field trips to Riverbend Max Security Institution, Medical Examiner’s Office, and the MNPD Property Room. Students also attend Office-wide mixers and are encouraged to participate in various Office activities.
If class credit is available through your academic program or stipends through your school, we will gladly comply with the necessary supervision/reporting requirements. We do not split summers for 2L students. The internship is a minimum 10 weeks with a suggested 12 weeks. This internship is unpaid, but you will earn pro bono credit at Memphis Law.
Videoconference interviews will be held on Monday November 6 in the Career Services Office (Room 236). To apply, submit a resume and cover letter via Symplicity, OCI, “Office of the District Attorney General (NASHVILLE) 20th Judicial District (Fall 2017)”