OFFICE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Have you considered working as an intern for the district attorney’s office? We gladly welcome your application for consideration in being accepted into our office internship program.

All applicants must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check and medical examination prior to starting in any position. Compensation is not provided for all volunteer positions and all positions listed do not include benefits. Depending on the position, a minimum weekly time commitment may apply.

If you seek school credit for the time you volunteer at the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, you must check with your school’s policies and procedures in this regard and provide all necessary information and forms to your assigned supervisor in this office. The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office is not responsible for complying with the requirements of your educational institution.

The California Government Code prohibits local agency officers and employees from engaging in activities that are incompatible, inconsistent, or in conflict, or inimical with their agency employment. As an employee or volunteer in our office, you are bound by these laws. You may not perform any work, whether paid or unpaid, for any criminal defense attorney if you are a member of this office, even if the criminal defense work occurs in a different county.

If you have or will have outside employment/activity during the pendency of your position with our office, you must disclose this to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. If this employment or activity is inconsistent with the Government Code, you will not be able to work at the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

If you are interested in an intern or volunteer position with our office, please view the positions we have and send an email to SBCDALawClerkProgram@sbcda.org to inquire if there are positions available or for any questions you might have.

PAID LAW CLERK

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has a limited number of paid law clerk positions available at any given time. These law clerks are employees of the County and their wages start at approximately $20 per hour (for a maximum of 29 hours per week), with no additional benefits.

Applicants for this position must be eligible to qualify as a certified law student or a certified post-bar applicant, pursuant to the requirements of the State Bar of California. Law clerks are supervised by a Supervising Deputy District Attorney.

DUTIES OF A LAW CLERK POSITION MAY INCLUDE:

  • Conducting court hearings and motions
  • Research and legal writing
  • Drafting motions and misdemeanor appeals
  • Reviewing and organizing case evidence
  • Conducting misdemeanor trials

To apply, please complete an intern program application (available below).

VOLUNTEER LAW CLERK

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office is eager to work with volunteers interested in the field of criminal prosecution. These positions may qualify for school credit depending on the requirements of the law school.

Applicants for this position can either be uncertified law students that are currently enrolled in law school, certified law students, or post-bar applicants awaiting bar results. All volunteers are supervised by a Supervising Deputy District Attorney.

DUTIES OF A VOLUNTEER LAW CLERK POSITION MAY INCLUDE

Duties of the volunteer law clerk position may include, depending on certification status and legal experience:

  • Conducting court hearings and motions
  • Research and legal writing
  • Assembling case evidence notebooks
  • Drafting motions and misdemeanor appeals
  • Reviewing and organizing case evidence

To apply, please complete an intern program application (available below).

VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office also recruits lawyers who are interested in learning more about criminal prosecution and making an impact helping the victims of crime. Applicants for this position are licensed attorneys able to practice law in the State of California.

DUTIES OF A VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY POSITION MAY INCLUDE:

  • Extensive court hearings and motions
  • Motion & trial preparation, argument, and file notation
  • Research and legal writing
  • Assembling case evidence notebooks
  • Drafting motions and misdemeanor appeals
  • Organizing transcripts and case evidence
  • Conducting misdemeanor trials

To apply, please complete an intern program application (available below).

GENERAL VOLUNTEER

The General Volunteer Position is for applicants that wish to take part in the office’s clerical functions, paralegal duties, assist with the office’s Victim Services division, or just have an interest in pursuing a career in criminal prosecution.

A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary for these positions, while the paralegal program requires enrollment in a certified paralegal program or license as a practicing paralegal.

DUTIES OF A PARALEGAL VOLUNTEER POSITION MAY INCLUDE:

  • Legal research and motion drafting
  • Obtaining and organizing case discovery
  • Photocopying and witness contact as necessary

DUTIES OF A UNDERGRADUATE VOLUNTEER INTERN POSITION MAY INCLUDE:

  • Answering phones, typing, filing, or delivering documents
  • Courtroom observation and case preparation
  • Scanning, photocopying, and data input
  • Assembling reports, documents, files, or notebooks

DUTIES OF A VICTIM SERVICES VOLUNTEER POSITION MAY INCLUDE:

  • Contacting witnesses and community outreach programs
  • Accompanying victims and witnesses to court

To apply, please complete an intern program application (available below).

APPLY TODAY

To apply for our intern program, you must submit an application by the application deadline date listed in the table below.

PROGRAM TIMEAPPLICATION DEADLINEEARLIEST START DATE
SUMMERAPRIL 1STMAY 15TH
FALLJUNE 1STAUGUST 1ST
SPRINGNOVEMBER 1STJANUARY 1ST

Download and complete an application and email it to SBCDALawClerkProgram@sbcda.org.

QUESTIONS?

Please email questions about qualifications for the positions to SBCDALawClerkProgram@sbcda.org