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Internship Opportunities at the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

GOALS: To develop and train students who demonstrate an interest in the field of criminal law. Students will represent the State of Missouri in criminal proceedings under the direction of an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Students will gain invaluable real courtroom experience and assist the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office with the duties and functions the office provides the community.

RELEVANCY FOR CAREER PURPOSES: Internship will provide students with practical experience in the field of criminal law. Students will assist Assistant Prosecutors with charging decisions, motion drafting, research, witness interviews and docket and trial preparation. Students will have numerous opportunities to appear in court and depending on schedules may participate in a jury trial.

LEGAL INTERNSHIP - FIRST YEAR LAW STUDENTS: Students who have completed their first year of law school are placed in offices where they will be involved primarily in legal research-related assignments. They may assist in the preparation of felony and misdemeanor prosecutions and be allowed to observe courtroom activities. In addition, they may be asked to perform clerical work as required, including photocopying, delivering documents and the like.

LEGAL INTERNSHIP - SECOND YEAR LAW STUDENTS: Students who have completed their second year of law school are eligible for State Bar certification (Rule 13) allowing them to make supervised appearances in court as a certified law student. These students are involved in all facets of criminal case activity including attending court, conducting routine felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanor prosecutions, handling guilty pleas and sentencings, as well as being involved in sustained major legal research and writing projects.

TWO INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

1. SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

PROGRAM DETAILS:

• Mid-May to Early August
• Unpaid
• Work a minimum of 20 hours per week

ESSENTIAL PREREQUISITES:

• Completed 1 year of Law School
• Submission of Pre-Interview Survey
• Informational Interview
• Criminal Record Check
 

ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES FOR RULE 13:

• Completed 2 years of Law School
• Missouri Supreme Court Rule 13 Certification (www.courts.mo.gov)

2. UMKC PROSECUTOR CLINIC

PROGRAM DETAILS:

• 3rd year of Law School
• Unpaid
• Work a minimum of 10 hours per week

ESSENTIAL PREREQUISITES:

• Completed 2 years of Law School
• Statement of Intent/Pre-Interview Survey (See Dean Berman/Jenny Redix Jordan)
• Informational Interview
• Criminal Record Check
• Missouri Supreme Court Rule 13 Certification (www.courts.mo.gov)
 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
SUMMER 2014:
Friday, January 17, 2014
UMKC PROSECUTOR CLINIC FOR 2014-2015: Friday, February 21, 2014

Interested students should send a cover letter, resume and pre-interview survey to:


Internship Coordinator
Jackson County Prosecutor's Office
415 E. 12th Street, 11th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64106
icoordinator@jacksongov.org

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