Deadline Reminder: September 12th is the Last Day to Apply for San Diego City Attorney’s Paid Summer 2022 Internship Program

Thank you to those of you who attended the virtual information session earlier this week on the San Diego City Attorney’s Office (Office) and our Paid Summer 2022 Internship Program (Program)!   For those of you who missed the presentation, you can view the recording here: Click Here to View the Info Session.

Just a reminder that the deadline to apply to our Program is quickly approaching—the last day is September 12, 2021.  Here’s a link to the application.

The Program offers a number of unique opportunities such as the ability to get exposure to both Criminal and Civil practice in one internship as interns will spend 5 weeks in each Division. In our Criminal Division, interns will have the opportunity to get fantastic courtroom experience. Our Criminal Division is definitely not a traditional prosecutor’s office as we have pioneered a number of innovative programs to come up with creative, out-of-the-box ways to effectively address issues that we find in the Criminal Justice system and to divert individuals out of the system whenever appropriate.

In our Civil Division, we have re-imagined what a great internship experience looks like and have structured the Program accordingly to maximize the engagement of our interns and to expose them to a wide variety of practice areas and to allow interns to interact and work with numerous different attorneys across a field of different practice areas.  We frequently receive feedback from former interns who are now attorneys that their internship experience with us prepared them well for the actual practice of law. Our attorneys in Civil Division litigate a wide range of cases and they also act as in-house counsel for the City of San Diego, which is a multi-billion dollar municipal corporation that offers services to over 1.5 million residents. There are opportunities for our interns to work on interesting issues related to policies and programs that our elected City officials and City department heads wish to implement.

And, of course, one of the best parts about this internship is that there’s a direct career pathway into the Office as an attorney from this Program.