High School Internship Program

Program Overview

The Manhattan District Attorney’s High School Internship Program is a rigorous five-week internship that provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in workshops and discussions, participate in a mock trial program, develop professionalism in an office setting, and more. Interns will be paid minimum wage.

We will be accepting applications from January 5 – March 8, 2024.

Apply Here


  • Applicants must live in or attend school in Manhattan (no exceptions)
  • Applicants must be current sophomores, juniors, or seniors 
  • Applicants must commit to attending the full five-week session from July 8 – August 9th
  • Interns will participate in-person Monday through Friday from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Application Requirements

The application opens January 5, 2024, and closes on March 8, 2024, at 5:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants must provide the following:

  • One-page resume
  • 300-word essay discussing your interest in criminal justice (for example, you may submit an essay discussing what “one standard of justice for all” means to you)

If you experience any issues with the application please contact Imani Doumbia at 917-808-6421.