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Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is looking for high school interns

March 12, 2018 By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s office has partnered with the United Federation of Teachers to run a summer internship program for high school students interested in careers in the criminal justice field. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese
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High school students looking for something to do this summer while improving their resumes should contact the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office as it recently partnered together with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) to create a summer internship program.

“We are thrilled to once again open our doors to high school students eager to learn about the criminal justice system,” said DA Eric Gonzalez. “This type of exposure can help a student shape their goals, and imagine themselves pursuing a career in law. This internship is a great opportunity to observe how all the parts of our criminal justice system work together.”

The five-week long, paid internship is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who live in or attend high school in Brooklyn and are interested in a career in the criminal justice system. It will last from July 9 until Aug. 10.

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“The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office gives our high school students real world work experience and quality mentoring,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew. “We are pleased to partner with District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on this project.”

The students will work with the various specialized units within the DA’s Office where they will assist with legal research and analysis, assist prosecutors as they prepare for trial, work on discovery, organize court documents and will participate in trial-zone workshops and judicial, legal and law enforcement “field trips.”

For their efforts, students will receive a MetroCard and a $150 stipend each week.

To apply, students will need to submit their school transcript, a one-page resume, a letter of recommendation and a 300-word essay on why they’re interested in interning with the DA’s Office.


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