For Law Students

A CAREER AS A PROSECUTOR is a commitment to public service and the interests of justice.  As Justice Sutherland stated 80 years ago:

“The prosecutor is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty . . . whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it should win a case, but that justice shall be done.  As such, he is in a peculiar and very definitive sense a servant of the law, the two-fold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape nor innocence suffer . . .” 

Berger v United States, 295 US 78, 88 (1935).

To learn more about a career in prosecution, please watch the following video.

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In The Name of the People: An Invitation to Serve

Also, for students having completed two years of law school, please consider a paid internship at a prosecutor’s office.

2017 US Office Internship 

Prosecuting Attorneys
Association of Michigan

2017 Summer Intern Program

Why should you be interested?

  • You will practice law and oral advocacy.
  • You will be given in-court assignments otherwise handled by assistant prosecutors.
  • You will see the inner workings of the criminal justice system.
  • You will be paid a salary of $5,500.00 for 11 weeks of work.

Why are we interested in you?

  • We seek to expose law students to prosecution as a career opportunity.
  • We seek to provide extra summer help for county prosecutors.

Who should apply?

  • Law students looking for a unique summer work experience.
  • Law students who will have completed 40 credit hours of law school by May 16, 2017.
  • Michigan residents or students who intend to practice in Michigan upon graduation.


* * The deadline for filing applications is October 1, 2017 * *

[Note:  The 2016 summer intern application process has closed.]