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