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CAREERS

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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.

NON-LEGAL OPPORTUNITIES

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INTERNSHIPS

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COVID-19 Update: We are still planning to host our summer internship programs for all students, but recognize that some of these dates may change as we continue to respond to this crisis. Please check back regularly for program updates.

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.

Law School, Graduate School, and College Students may apply to intern with RCDA during the Fall or Spring Semesters or during the Summer. High school students may apply for Summer internships with our Community Partnership Unit.

To apply, students should submit a resume and a completed internship application available here to [email protected]

Upcoming Program Dates

  • Law School, Graduate School, and College Student Summer 2020 Program Dates: June 15, 2020- August 7, 2020
  • High School Student Summer 2020 Experience (Wednesdays Only for 6 Weeks): July 8, 2020-August 12, 2020
  • Law School, Graduate School, and College Student Fall 2020 Program Dates: September 14, 2020-November 20, 2020
  • Law School, Graduate School, and College Student Spring 2021 Program Dates: February 8, 2021-April 23, 2021

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadlines listed below.

  • Law School, Graduate School, and College Student Summer 2020 Application Deadline: April 17, 2020
  • High School Student July and August 2020 Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
  • Law School, Graduate School, and College Student Fall 2020 Application Deadline: August 14, 2020
  • Law School, Graduate School, and College Student Spring 2021 Application Deadline: December 18, 2021

WHAT MAKES WORKING WITH US SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE?

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CAREER GROWTH

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.

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BENEFITS PACKAGE

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.

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EMPLOYEE EQUALITY

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.

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