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First-Year Law Student Program
Each summer we hire approximately 35-40 first year law students. There is only one initial interview and a 1L student is assigned to one Unit (no rotation). Interviews of 1L summer interns are conducted February through March, with offers being made in early April.   There is a one-day orientation offered to all first year summer interns.

A number of these first year interns become members of the next summer’s more structured Legal Internship Program.

There are no paid positions for first year interns.  All first year internships are volunteer positions. First year law students are encouraged to seek public interest stipends or 100% institutional covered financial aid work study.

HOW TO APPLY

Mail a hard copy of your resume and a cover letter to:

The District Attorney's Office
Three South Penn Square
Philadelphia , PA 19107
Attn: Hiring Coordinator

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline is February 15th.

FIRST YEAR LAW STUDENT PROGRAM FAQ's

Where do I send my resume and cover letter?
Resumes and cover letters should be sent to:

Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
Three South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Attn: Hiring Coordinator

What else should I include with my resume and cover letter?
The initial application does not require anything else be submitted. You will be asked for additional information as the hiring process moves forward.

If I still have questions, whom should I contact?
If you have a procedural question (such as: "Did you get my resume"; "What is my status"; "I have to change my interview time"; "Can I get directions to the office"; "I need my work/study records", etc.), please contact the Hiring Coordinator, Anna Stacey at (215) 686-5685 or anna.stacey@phila.gov.

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age or disability