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 Summer Intern Program. Due to the enormous number of students who have applied for this program, we are no longer accepting applications. However, we invite you to check our website beginning July 29, 2019, when we will be accepting applications for our Fall 2019 Intern Program.
For High School Applicants
High School students who wish to be considered for our 2019 Summer Internship Program with the Community Prosecution Unit must be able to commit to two days a week. High School summer interns participate in community outreach projects as well as learn about the various functions of the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office.
To apply, click here to submit your resume and cover letter via email.
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- What type of vehicle was involved, if any
- What kind of product was sold
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