Nueces County District Attorney’s Office – San Antonio, TX (Remote)
I was searching for summer jobs on CORE when I saw an amazing remote opportunity for a summer internship. I applied via CORE, sent in my required materials, passed a background check and was offered the job about a month later. They were super flexible with my summer schedule —allowing me flexibility with my start and end date.
What do/did you like most about your job?
I like getting to take what I learned in professor Teeter’s Criminal Law class and my LCAP class and apply it to my assignments. I’ve assisted with several active cases which help me apply what I have learned in the classroom to real-life scenarios.
How do you think this experience has helped you in your career path?
I think it has furthered my love for criminal law and my desire to work as either a public defender or work in the District Attorney’s office upon graduation.
What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned at this job?
I have learned how to use Lexis and Westlaw to help me complete my assignments. I’ve also learned how to read through discovery documents and decide what the important and relevant information is.
Did your job change in a virtual workplace? How did you interact with your co-workers?
This has been a very independent internship. I communicate with my boss via email and phone calls. I do know a few of the other interns, as we are all working on similar projects individually. If I ever have a question or need advice, my boss and my fellow interns are just a quick email, phone call or text message away.