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The CLASS Dean’s Harris County DA Internship Program


The CLASS Dean’s Harris County DA Internship Program will orient successful applicants with the policies and expectations of DA Kim Ogg’s administration and provide them with the necessary tools to become successful Harris County DA’s Office recruits in the future. 


  • Each applicant must submit an application (link below), a resume and a cover letter detailing their qualifications as a single PDF to by 11:59 p.m. April 12, 2024.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a CLASS major
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Commitment to a minimum of 30 hours a week during the internship  
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US
  • Attend orientation prior to internship placement
  • Register for 1 hour of Special Topics credit 

What does it entail?

The Internship will take place during the regular summer session. Interns will receive a $5,000 stipend for their participation in the program which consists of a 30-hour week. The internship day is from 8-3 Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch.

Participants will be required to attend orientation at the Harris County DA’s Office on June 7, 2024. There is a mandatory Intern Meeting on Monday, June 10, 2024. During this meeting, we will discuss various aspects of the internship, progress on the assignments, employment, and post-bar fellowship opportunities. We will conduct a preliminary practice round of the Intern Talent Showcase wherein each intern is mandated to participate. 

There is a Intern Talent Showcase at the end of this process on August 9, 2024 in which each undergraduate intern must participate. The interns must perform either an Opening Statement or a Closing Argument from a case they’ve worked on during the internship. 

Other Assignments and Trainings 

All HCDAO interns are expected to attend in-house trainings. Because of the nature of the job of a prosecutor, undergraduate interns are expected to communicate any reluctance to participate in a particular training with their supervising attorneys in writing. While every intern is encouraged to participate in every training, undergraduate interns are exempt from attending any medical examiner trainings, live autopsies, tours of the Harris County Jail, or other training that may make the intern uncomfortable. If an undergraduate intern wishes to participate in such trainings, his/her presence is strictly voluntary.


Download DA Internship Application Form