The Essex District Attorney's Office offers unpaid internships to undergraduate students who will earn credit as part of an academic program.  We do not offer internships to high school students.

Available opportunities are listed below:

Essex County Child Abuse Project

The Essex County Child Abuse Project, under the direction of the Family Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's office, investigates allegations of physical and sexual abuse against children. The Project, established in 1986, utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach when conducting investigations of children between the ages of birth - 17 years of age. The team consists of an assistant district attorney, victims witness advocate, Department of Social Services investigator, a police detective and a forensic interviewer. In addition, the project processes over 1200 referrals of child abuse annually and conducts trainings to the professional community regarding mandated reporting, identification of child abuse and forensic interviewing.
Interns within ECCAP will have the opportunity to learn about the multiple systems involved in the investigation of child abuse and how these systems work together to conduct investigations that are developmentally sensitive and legally defensible. Interns are instrumental to the project as they help to process referrals by reading referrals and logging information into a database. Interns will experience real-time involvement in the decision-making process when emergency referrals and requests for teams are made of ECCAP.
Interns will not have direct contact with victims or their families and will be asked to sign a strict confidentiality agreement.
Application requirements: application pdf format of    eas_intern_application.pdf  , cover letter, resume and personal and academic references.

 

Juvenile Justice

The Essex District Attorney's Juvenile Justice Program balances prosecution with prevention services, thereby providing an effective response to juvenile crime in Essex County. The program offers a comprehensive array of services that address the causes of juvenile delinquency and violence in our schools and communities.
Possible internships include working in a Juvenile or District Court with a Juvenile Justice Coordinator and working with Main Office Staff on specific prevention initiatives.
Application requirements: application pdf format of    eas_intern_application.pdf  , cover letter, resume and references.

 

Victim Witness Services Division

Interns may provide information, crisis intervention and support to victims and witnesses of crime. Duties may include screening cases, updating paperwork, filing and copying, notifying victims and witnesses of court proceedings, and assisting with witness fees and restitution documentation.
Application requirements: application pdf format of    eas_intern_application.pdf  , cover letter, resume and references.

Deadlines for Internship Applications:

Fall- No later than Third Friday of July
Spring- No later than First Friday of November
Summer- No later than Second Friday of January

Designation in your cover letter should reflect the internship opportunity you are applying for.
All Correspondence must be mailed to:
Internship Programs
Essex District Attorney's Office
Ten Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970