Windham County State's Attorney

Legal Intern | ASAP

Hours Per Week: 20-30

Position Starts: ASAP

End Date: Semester

Pay: $10/hr via work study funds

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Main Focus of Internship:

Research & Analysis

Position Description:

The Windham County State’s Attorney’s Office works collaboratively with law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, victims and members of the public to seek justice in the cases that are investigated and prosecuted within each county. Protecting and promoting public safety is a core function of the Department.

Legal interns provide casework support to prosecuting attorneys and victim advocates. Legal interns are involved with criminal charging (including reviews of criminal investigation) as well as trial preparation. Because the office handles criminal work, juvenile work, mental health cases, and some civil cases, interns are exposed to many areas of the criminal justice system.

Qualifications Required:

Intern should have a strong interest in criminal justice (including restorative justice), public policy, mediation, advocacy, OR the legal profession.

Skills, Attributes and Knowledge Desired:

Ideal applicant will be organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, and have good time management skills. Some interest in criminal law and/or law enforcement is a plus. Applicant should have strong writing skills and an ability to work in a fast paced environtment. Applilicant should have understanding and appreciation of confidentiality.

Educational/Professional Development Outcomes for Intern:

Interns will learn about criminal law, victim advocacy, and the justice system (including traditional sentencing and restorative justice practices).

Additional Information/Comments:

All work performed in an office setting and/or courtroom; applicants should expect normal working hours (8-5) and should dress appropriately for work environment.

Students are not paid by the attorney’s office but through work study funds from the college they attend. A student must qualify for this funding in order to be paid for this internship.