The Office of the Northwestern District Attorney, in partnership with the communities we serve, is dedicated to the pursuit of truth, justice, and the protection of the public through fair and effective prosecutions and progressive prevention initiatives.
We are pleased to offer summer and academic year internships to college and law students in the following areas:
- Administrative, Communications, Outreach
- Victim/Witness Services (Click HERE to see the NWDA-produced video about the court process and Victim/Witness Services.)
- Consumer Protection
C To qualify as a participant in legal internships, you must be a matriculating college or law school student. We encourage Rule 3:03 eligible students to apply for a summer associate position in one of our district courts, which allows for courtroom participation.
Law students selected to participate in the Northwestern District Attorney's Office Legal Internship Program assist prosecutors in the Juvenile, District, Superior, and Appellate courts.
First year law students gain experience in legal research, writing, and case preparation.
Students who have completed their second year of law school, who have been certified under SJC Rule 3:03, may represent the Commonwealth in Juvenile and District Court as a student prosecutor, supervised by an assistant district attorney.
Interns in the Consumer Protection Unit are directly involved in consumer casework. This consists of fielding consumer calls, assessing problems, conveying information, sending correspondence, referring consumers to other agencies, and working on special projects as they may arise. Interns may also mediate cases between businesses and consumers. Eligible candidates for an internship must have the ability to keep accurate administrative records as well as the ability to maintain the utmost confidentiality in regards to consumer information. In general, the hours of the Consumer Protection Unit internship coincide with the general hours of the District Attorney’s Office which are 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday. We are looking for a commitment of at least 20 hours a week.
The Northwestern District Attorney's Office is strongly committed to diversity and supports the advancement of women and people of color. We believe the office should reflect the population it serves. People of color, disabled individuals, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply for our internship program, please do the following:
- Download the "Internship Application Form" at the bottom of this page by right-clicking on its link and saving it to your computer.
- Fill out the form carefully and completely and save it.
- Attach the form to an email along with a cover letter and your resume, and send it to Martha Murphy Kane, Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please maintain copies all documents sent in.
You can expect to receive an email back confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive confirmation with 2 business days, or if you experience any technical difficulties with this process, please call our offices at (413) 586-9225 during regular business hours.
You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the application form. You can download it for free here.
- Spring Semester - by December 1st
- Summer Internship - by March 1st
- Fall Semester - by August 1st