The Legal Aid Society of Nassau County accepts applications for internships and externships on a rolling basis for fall and spring semesters (part-time) and summers (full-time). These are unpaid and course credit depends on the individual law school policy.

Externs and interns are usually assigned to our District Court Bureau which handles misdemeanor cases. Externs will sometimes assist our County Court attorneys who represent clients charged with felonies.

Externs work on a daily basis with our staff attorneys. Their duties will include interviewing clients and family members, attending court conferences, legal research and writing, field investigations, and assisting attorneys during pre-trial hearings and at trial.

The program is designed to provide law students with hands-on practical experience in the criminal justice system.


NCLAS Summer Internships 2014: Applications will now be accepted for our summer internship program. The program runs 8-10 weeks (June-August) and consists of: client interviews, courtroom observation, jail visits, legal research, writing motions, and other assignments. Interns will rotate through both County Court and District Court to assist attorneys handling felony and misdemeanor cases. Interns will be expected to learn quickly and work zealously on behalf of our clients.

Prior course work in Criminal Procedure and Evidence preferred, but not required. Please email a resume (no cover letters please) to Timothy Naples, Deputy Chief, District Court Bureau, at:, or mail it to: 40 Main St., Hempstead, NY 11550.


This page last updated on:

February 19, 2014




40 Main St.
Hempstead, NY 11550

Ph: 516-560-6400
Fax: 516-572-1957