Employment with the Richmond County District Attorney is an opportunity to work for one of the nation’s premier District Attorney’s Offices. We employ attorneys, paralegals, support staff, victim advocates, community liaisons, administrative professionals, and many more rewarding positions in public service.
WHAT MAKES WORKING WITH US SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE?
Richmond County has a population of nearly 500,000, yet it is the smallest of New York City’s five boroughs. This dichotomy gives you the opportunity to grow your career in an environment that is both intimate enough to gain one on one experience with Office leadership while also working in America’s largest city.
We serve a diverse population, all of whom make up the unique fabric of our borough. Starting or furthering your career in public service with our office will give you the opportunity to make a positive impact on the issues that affect their daily lives.
We understand that our employees are people who deserve to be treated with respect and care. We offer a generous benefits package for all employees including ample paid vacation, sick days, health, dental and vision benefits, and retirement services. Additionally, after one year of service, all employees are eligible for up to six weeks of paid childcare leave.
Loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPS) relieve the debt burden of law school graduates. Various types of LRAPS are available to prosecutors in public service, including the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA), NYS Bar Association, and the NYS Higher Education Tuition Reimbursement Program.
We believe it is important that our staff reflects the population that we serve. We provide an inclusive environment and our office actively recruits and is committed to the hiring, retention, and promotion of a diverse staff. Our attorneys are among some of the most talented in the country, and we take great pride that over half are women, and members of our Executive Team are diverse in background and affinity. We are committed to an employment policy that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, or disability in the delivery of services.
INTERNSHIPS WITH THE RICHMOND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Internships with our office are a tremendous opportunity to explore your career interests and gain invaluable experience as you continue your high school, college, or graduate school career. We offer internships in all of our Bureaus and Units on an as-needed basis. Intern schedules are flexible, with different Bureaus and Units having different day and time requirements.
High school students will be placed in our Community Partnership Unit (“CPU”) for the Summer Internship Program ONLY.
College, law school, and graduate school students will be placed in our various legal bureaus and units.
For Law School / College Students
Thank you for your interest in the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office Internship Program. The application period for the Fall Semester is now closed. We invite you to check our website in early December when we will begin accepting applications for our Winter/Spring Internship Program.
Our Legal Internship Program is open to college and law school students. All internships are unpaid. Applicants who are accepted for an intern position will be assigned to one of our legal bureaus, where they will gain valuable experience working with our assistant district attorneys.
Our website is updated regularly to specify when applications will be accepted for each semester. When we begin the applications process, students simply submit their resume and cover letter through a link provided on our website. Applicants should include their availability and any relevant requirements if seeking academic credits for their internship.
For High School Applicants
Thank you for your interest in the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office Summer Intern Program. Due to the enormous number of students who have applied for this program, we are no longer accepting applications. We encourage you to check back with us next Spring for the Summer 2020 High School Internship Program.
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