Opportunities available to undergraduate students:
- Trial Teams – Interns in this division are assigned an individual trial team typically consisting of two attorneys and assist in cases throughout different stages of the process from intake to resolution. This includes reviewing and summarizing various pieces of evidence, preparing legal documents, and observing court proceedings with the trial team.
- Victim-Witness Assistance Program – Interns in this division assist our Victim-Witness Advocates in providing guidance, support, and information to victims throughout the criminal justice process. Interns may assist by meeting with victims, relaying available resources in the community, and accompanying victims to court proceedings.
- Investigators – Interns in this division assist the office’s Investigators by obtaining, reviewing, and organizing evidence. While not a law enforcement agency, investigators in the office serve an important role to develop cases referred by other arresting agencies in preparation for court proceedings.
Undergraduates interested in pursuing these opportunities should email: Mikaela.Silkey.Henderson@accgov.com
- External Relations – Interns in this division work with the Director of External Relations on policy research relating to criminal justice reform and communications issues.
Undergraduates interested in pursuing these opportunities with External Affairs should contact David Lyle at David.Lyle@accgov.com
Opportunities available to law school students:
- All law students work directly with a Trial Team in preparing for bond hearings, preliminary hearings, motion hearings, and jury trials. This frequently includes conducting legal research, reviewing evidence, summarizing cases, and assisting in court proceedings.
- Prosecutorial Justice Program and/or Public Interest Practicum – With a goal to cultivate and support students with an interest in public service, the office works with law schools in placing students in an externship position within the office. Duties include those listed above. Law students enrolled in this program at their schools may earn class credit of 3 to 6 credit hours.
- Law School Public Prosecutor Act – Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 15-18-22, eligible third-year law students may assist in criminal proceedings as if admitted and licensed to practice law while under the supervision of a district attorney. In addition to the above-referenced duties, such law students obtain direct experience in the courtroom in a variety of court proceedings.
Law students interested in pursuing these opportunities should email: Mikaela.Silkey.Henderson@accgov.com