Employment & Internship Opportunities

Employment

The Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office welcomes applications for lawyers and staff who are dedicated to the mission of pursuing justice, safety, fairness, and equity. Please see the City of Norfolk Careers website for jobs for which we are accepting applications.

Law Student Internship

The Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney provides a select number of unpaid internships to law students in furtherance of their legal education. Interns learn the work of the office through criminal law training sessions, in-court observation and experience, and tours of related agencies. Law students applying for an internship are encouraged to have their third year practice certificate, but other students will also be thoroughly considered. Generally, the Office hosts interns from May through August of each year. Internships can be arranged for other time periods on a case-by-case basis.

If you are interested in a law internship with the Office, please email your cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample by clicking here.

Victim / Witness Assistance Program Internship

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program of the Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney provides a select number of unpaid internships to students studying criminal justice, social work, and related fields in furtherance of their education. Through observation and hands-on experience, interns learn the important role an advocate holds throughout the prosecution of a criminal case. Generally, the office hosts interns from May through August of each year. Internships can be arranged for other time periods on a case by case basis.

If you are interested in an internship with the Victim/Witness Assistance Program, please email your cover letter and resume by clicking here.