Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office
Internship & High School Volunteer Program
The State Attorney’s Office, Eleventh Judicial Circuit prosecutes all criminal violations, delinquency petitions and child support cases within its jurisdiction, Miami-Dade County. It is one of the five largest District Attorney’s Office in the nation and employs over 1000 employees.
Our goal is to work together as a team to see that the guilty are convicted through due process while ensuring that the innocent are not prosecuted. Our efforts also target the rights of children by establishing and enforcing child support obligations.
What’s in it for you?
We designed the Internship and High School Volunteer Program to make it beneficial to the individual, as well as to the State Attorney’s Office. We want to provide individuals with a well-rounded experience in the criminal justice system and insight into how the State Attorney’s Office fits into the picture. A thorough screening and interview are conducted to ensure that the individual understands what to expect from the experience. One of the benefits you may gain from this experience is assistance in making a career choice.
Interns and high school volunteers receive “hands-on” experience after an initial training period. Here are some of the duties you may perform:
- Assisting the public in person and on the telephone regarding criminal/civil matters
- Taking sworn testimony from victims and witnesses
- Attending bond hearings
- Contacting victims for pre-file conferences
- Running criminal history records
- Counseling victims
- Interviewing subjects/defendants
- Assisting victims with Injunctions for Protection
- Handling criminal complaints from inception through filing stage
- Researching case law
- Evaluating cases to determine the sufficiency of evidence to support prosecution
Even though most of our interns are aspiring attorneys, paralegal or legal assistants, still others are pursuing a degree in social work and criminal justice. Many of our interns receive school credits for their internship.
The intern/high school volunteer can be placed in one of the following divisions:
The minimum requirements for this program are 16 – 20 hours per week, per semester with at least a 3-month commitment. Additionally, the State Attorney’s Office is required to run a criminal background on all potential interns/volunteers. Click here to access an application for the internship and high school program. Preference is given to undergraduate students whose major is in criminal justice or a law enforcement field.
How to Apply
f you are interested in this program or have any questions, please contact the State Attorney’s Office, Human Resource Department at (305) 5470540, or you are welcome to come to our office and complete an employment application or you can fax your resume to (305) 5470779. Our main office is located at:
E. R. Graham Building
Office of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle
1350 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136-2111
Applications are accepted Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.