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Criminal Practice Externship

Students in the Criminal Practice Externship work at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office handling the prosecution of a variety of misdemeanor-level criminal cases, and possibly some felony case work. Students also receive the amazing added benefit of being personally taught and mentored by the First Assistant to the Harris County District Attorney through a weekly two-hour class.

 

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How do I apply for a placement with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office ?

Students apply directly to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for their externship placement through their Law Student Academic Internship application.

What is the application process like?

Students must first submit the documents listed below to the Harris County District Attorney's Office at internships@dao.hctx.net.

Cover letter
Resume
Completed Law Student Intern application

The Law Student Intern application can be found in the Harris County District Attorney's Office webpage by clicking here.

All law student academic and volunteer interns will be interviewed and screened by employees of the District Attorney’s Office prior to final approval.

Academic interns must also register with and be approved for an academic externship by their school prior to beginning the internship.

How do I receive approval from the UH Law Center?

Students request approval from the Law Center by submitting the online Criminal Practice Externship Application.  Approved students are registered for academic credit through the Criminal Practice Externship. For more information regarding this process, click here