Externship - Approved Placements
Fulton County District Attorney
The mission of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is to prosecute professionally and competently all felony crimes on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County and the State of Georgia. Recognizing the important role it can play by assisting in the training of the legal profession, the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney provides internship opportunities for deserving law students. Internships are available during the Fall and Spring semesters for academic credits. A limited number of Summer internships are also available. Student externs assist trial attorneys with the preparation of cases for trial and are given assignments that expose them to a wide range of prosecutorial functions including research and written memorandum, drafting of pre-trial motions, interviewing witnesses and investigations. Participation in trials requires admission under the third year practice act. Students may be assigned to projects in the Appellate, Juvenile and Administrative Division as well as the Felony Trial Division. In addition, seminars with local police officers, medical examiners, hailers and other criminal justice service providers may be scheduled. Interns work under the supervision of the Deputy District Attorney for Appeals. The deputy is in charge of student assignments and evaluation. Students are expected to meet the requirements of the Office’s intern program as well as school requirements. Students are required to submit an application and an official transcript to: Prior to acceptance, students are interviewed and must submit to a criminal background check.
David Getachew-Smith , Assistant District Attorney
Fulton County District Attorney's Office
136 Pryor Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA Fulton County District Attorney's Office 136 Pryor Street, S.W. Third Floor
Phone: (404) 730-4982