Legal Internships

The Berks County District Attorney’s office offers an internship program for law students throughout the year. This unpaid internship is specifically designed for second year interns who are certified by the Supreme Court, however first year students may apply. The program exposes interns to all aspects of the District Attorney’s office. Interns are assigned to work closely with Assistant District Attorneys, and assist them in case preparation and prosecution.

Law students who are certified by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will conduct hearings in open court under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys. All students will have the opportunity to conduct legal research and assist in trial preparation.

Interested students should send a cover letter, resume, school transcript and writing sample to Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan H. Kurland, Berks County District Attorney’s Office, 633 Court Street, Reading, PA, 19601.

College students that are pursuing their undergraduate degree in the area of forensics are encouraged to apply to Chief County Detective Michael Gombar. Please refer to the college internship section.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester Internship: Applications are accepted April 1 st – May 31st. Interviews in June.

Spring Semester Internship: Applications are accepted August 1 st – September 30th with interviews in October.

Summer Internship: Applications accepted January 1st – February 28th. Interviews in March.