Public Defender

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Investigation Internships


Your investigative internship experience could include, but not limited to:

  • Client, Victim, and Witness Interviews
  • Report preparation
  • Assist investigators and attorneys on major case investigations
  • Have your own investigative caseload
  • Visit, photograph, videotape, digitalize or draw crime scenes and evidence.
  • Assisting the attorney in case preparation and strategy.
  • Observe important court proceedings, hearings, and criminal trials.
  • Tour other agencies and learn about the criminal justice system.
  • Make a difference while working for indigent defense!

Training: Each student will be required to participate in a week-long orientation/training to begin their internship. This training will be an introduction into criminal defense investigation, interview techniques, computer research, records gathering, service process, and many other investigative skills.

*We also take volunteers (20 hours or more)

Requirements:

We would prefer college students or those with some college background.

Time and Place:

The investigative intern will work in the Public Defender’s Office from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Adjusted hours will be at the discretion of the intern’s supervisor.

Commitment:

One full academic semester. Interns will follow the Office of the Public Defender’s work schedule and not the university calendar. Our preference is for all our interns to hold a full-time schedule (40 hours a week); however, part-time internships will be considered depending on need and space.

Other considerations:

Having a vehicle would be helpful because the investigative intern will often be required to drive to the jail or to serve subpoenas.

How to apply?


Critical Reminders for Intern Candidates:

  • We accept only a limited number of part-time interns
  • Part-time Interns must commit to no less than 20 hours a week per semester
  • We have a limited number of spots, so apply early
  • Applicants may be asked to intern in one of our outlying county offices

Interested and have questions for us?

Investigator Intern Coordinator:

Investigator Andrea Tinoco
andrea.tinoco@flpd2.com
850-606-1025