The externship/internship program with the Albany County and Prosecuting Attorney's Office provides learning and working experience for high school, college, and law school students interested in pursuing the study of social justice, law, and the justice system.  Students have an opportunity to gain practical experience on trial practice by assisting attorneys with legal research and drafting memorandum.

A student is assigned to a supervising attorney who provides direction and oversight to the student.  The office offers paid or unpaid internships/externships as well as an option to intern for school credit with approval of the University of Wyoming.  Typically, students start as unpaid externs for school credit and work towards paid internships.  Student interns are encouraged to attend as many trials as the extern/intern's work schedule allows.

Types of Externship/Internship:

High School

  • Assisting staff attorneys in photocopying and filing document

  • Digitizing case files
  • Answering telephones

Undergraduate

  • Collecting and analyzing statistics
  • Conducting research and special studies on issues affecting individual cases
  • Assembling reports, documents and manuals for distribution
  • Contact witnesses-civilian and law enforcement - regarding court dates
  • Assembling case evidence notebooks and sorting evidence
  • Entering information in case management system
  • Preparing Discovery
  • Performing clerical work including answering telephones, photocopying and filing documents

Law School

  • Students in 2nd and 3rd year of law school are eligible for limited practice of law allowing the student to make supervised appearances in court.

          Criminal

  • Conducting misdemeanor bench and jury trials for traffic offenses
  • Preparing discovery
  • Conducting legal research and writing of briefs, memoranda of law, pre-trial and post-trial motions
  • Preparing trial exhibits and observing interviews of witnesses
  • Performing clerical work, including answering telephones, photocopying, filing documents and assisting attorneys in every aspect of trial preparation

          Civil

  • Conducting involuntary commitment and other administrative hearings
  • Attending County governing body and committee meetings
  • Drafting policy, regulations, resolutions, contracts, memoranda of law, and court pleadings
  • Performing clerical work, including answering telephones, photocopying, filing documents and assisting attorneys in every aspect of court preparation

 

How to Apply:

Students interested in an externship/internship should submit resumes and cover letter of interest to:

Peggy A. Trent
Albany County & Prosecuting Attorney
525 Grand Avenue, Suite 100
Laramie, Wyoming  82070
(307) 721-2552
ptrent@co.albany.wy.us

 

Intern/Extern Program