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2016 High School Internship Program

Program Overview

The New York County District Attorney’s High School Internship Program is a rigorous six-week internship that provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system. For 27 years, the program’s interns have represented a variety of public, private and parochial schools from the diverse communities of Manhattan. We are currently accepting applications from bright and promising students who are interested in serving their communities. Interns are paid a $150 weekly stipend. Every intern is assigned to a unit within the office and helps Assistant District Attorneys and other staff members with their work. Interns also attend presentations and trips and participate in a mock trial competition.

Click here to view the program flyer for general distribution.


  • Applicants must reside in Manhattan or attend a school in Manhattan
  • Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school
  • Applicants must commit to attend the entire program from July 11, 2016 - August 19, 2016, Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following application materials by Friday, April 8, 2016 via the online application:

  • An online application form
  • A one-page resume
  • An essay, no longer than 500 words, discussing a goal or project that reflects your interest in criminal justice
  • A letter of recommendation. A second letter of recommendation may be provided, if desired.


Contact the Program Supervisors at the Community Partnerships Unit:

Wendy Chavez-Tchagoue, 212-335-9042

Charlene Bryant, 212-335-3055

Giselle Inoa Aquino, 212-335-9265



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