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

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 for the 6-month volunteer term, or, as required for school intern credit program

Date Posted: October 14, 2021

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. 


Mission Statement

The City Attorney’s Office protects the City of San Diego through its dedication to justice and the welfare of our people. We advise the City on the law, the responsible management of public funds, and the fairness and efficiency of neighborhood services. We enforce and prosecute laws that protect our natural resources, ensure fair wages, strengthen community character, and halt unscrupulous business practices. We protect the taxpayer by defending the City from lawsuits, and we prosecute crimes that harm our quality of life and endanger our citizens, especially the most vulnerable. We live up to the highest standards of ethics, performance, and service.