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Thank you for your interest in the Madera County District Attorney's Office. The District Attorney's Office is seeking      motivated individuals who are interested in gaining hands on experience in the criminal justice system and working    to help the District Attorney represent the People of Madera County.

Year Round Undergraduate Intern Program

   This program is available to students who are currently working toward an undergraduate degree and are interested     in attending law school or a career in law enforcement.

   Undergraduate Students will assist the Deputy District Attorneys in a variety of ways.  Interns will get the opportunity     to accompany prosecutors to court and to help prepare cases for various types of hearings and trials.

Summer Legal Intern Program

   The Summer Legal Intern program provides invaluable experience to law students interested in the field of criminal       law. Summer Legal Interns work closely with Deputy District Attorneys in all phases of prosecution. Interns draft             motions, conduct legal research, appear in court (if certified) on the record with a supervising attorney and aid in       trial and hearing preparations.


  • Undergraduate Interns are required to meet a minimum of 10 hours per week.  Additional hours are strongly suggested.


  • Law Student Interns are required to meet a minimum of 20 hours per week. Additional hours are strongly suggested.


  • Please coordinate with your respective law school about any potential funding available through your institution for these volunteer positions.


  • All levels of interns may complete hours for class credit providing the school requirements for credit do not interfere with the normal conduct of the internship program.


  • Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Interns may request their schedule and then it must be approved by a supervising DA. The schedule set by the intern must be consistent week to week. If an intern is working less than a full day, then the intern must work at least 4 hours during that day.


  • All interns are required to commit to the program for a minimum of six weeks.


Application Process


   Application Deadlines:


   Undergraduate Intern

  • Continuous

   Legal Intern:

  • Law Students: Continuous

   All Intern Candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Grade Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

  • Law Student Candidates must also submit a Writing Sample (5-10 pages in length)


Submit the required documents in a single .PDF file to

Upon receipt and evaluation of the application materials, an interview may be scheduled.

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