Internships- Office of the City Attorney Criminal Division

Administrative Intern, General Crime Victims-Unpaid

Internship Title: Administrative Intern, General Crime Victims

Department Name: Office of the City Attorney - Criminal and Community Justice Divisions

Address: 1200 3rd Ave San Diego, CA 92101

Number of Internships Available: TBD

Paid or Unpaid: Unpaid

Hours: Time commitment is 6 months, 4 hours per shift (1-2 days a week) and must take place during business hours from 8AM – 5PM, Monday to Friday, for the 6-month volunteer term, or, as required for school intern credit program.

Required: Resume and cover letter. Please include internship duration and the days and time that you  are available. Applicants must pass a fingerprint and background check. 

Date Posted: December 1, 2023

Internship duration: 6 months, or as required for school intern credit program

Internship description:

Assist staff in the Office of the City Attorney Criminal Division with inquiries from victims and witnesses, preparation of court forms, court calendars, data entry from arrest reports and citations, conducting research, verifying report information, telephone interviewing of witnesses, computer searches, providing accurate file documentation and various clerical and administrative duties. This opportunity provides practical experience for students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. Interns must be reliable and trustworthy with regard to all matters and maintain confidential information. 

Volunteer support will be done at the City Attorney’s Office and Court. Complimentary parking for this work location is not available. You must pay for your own parking if you choose to drive yourself to this location. However, transportation alternatives are available, which includes the bus, trolley, or Coaster train, which are all within walking distance to the downtown location.

Interns must be currently enrolled in an academic program.  Please select school name in application.  Please personalize your cover letter for the application (there is the capability to post three different letters if you are applying for multiple opportunities).  You will need to provide proof of enrollment in an academic program if selected.  To expedite the process, you may attach proof in your application.  Please allow for 6-8 weeks for the City of San Diego intern onboarding process from posting date.  If you have not received a response 8 weeks after your application, please contact

City’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

All volunteers and interns (volunteers) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. Volunteers may also request a religious or medical exemption by emailing and requesting an application form. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement 

·       The City of San Diego is requiring all volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 1, 2021. 

·       Volunteer candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date in accordance with City policy. “Fully vaccinated” means a person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines must either be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or authorized for emergency use by the FDA or the World Health Organization.  

·       Volunteer candidates who are selected for a volunteer opportunity will be required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination. 

·       Volunteers with a disability or medical condition that makes it medically inadvisable for them to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, as verified by their healthcare provider, or those with a sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice that prevents them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, may request reasonable accommodation and exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Candidates who receive a conditional job offer and wish to make a request for accommodation will be provided with more information. The City will review requests for medical or religious accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. A candidate’s start date may be adjusted to allow for the accommodation process. 

Mission Statement

Office of the City Attorney’s Mission Statement:

We protect San Diego through our dedication to justice and the welfare of our people, especially our most vulnerable residents.

We protect taxpayers in court and by advising officials on the responsible management of neighborhood resources.

We protect our natural resources, our communities, our quality of life, and our residents from exploitation and unscrupulous business practices.