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Thurston County, Washington

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Prosecuting Attorney

Current Employment Opportunities

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PAO Employment Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Our office offers opportunities for both undergraduate and legal internships throughout the year. We are now accepting applications for Fall 2024 and Spring/Summer 2025.

The Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's internship program enables college students to gain first-hand exposure to the criminal justice system and local law enforcement in Thurston County. Students work closely with Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys and other staff who are investigating and prosecuting criminal cases, providing support to crime victims, exploring criminal justice data, assisting with investigations, and analyzing pending legislation, among other tasks. Internship assignments will be based upon the student's interests and skills as well as the needs of the office.

Both undergraduate and legal interns report that they had a highly educational and enriching experience!

"I have had a really positive experience. I think [the internship] is a great way to see what the world of criminal justice is all about, and it let me get great hands-on experience working with different cases. I also think watching trial has helped give me a basic understanding of court proceedings which I likely would have had to learn much later in my education. Being able to tie the practical knowledge from what I've learned here to the topics I'm learning in school will surely put me ahead of the curve and make me more confident in my studies. 

However, my favorite experience during my internship with the prosecutors was getting to meet all the different speakers and learn about all the different roles of the justice system. Meeting and getting to talk with such a diverse set of professionals within the criminal justice system has given me more insight in terms of planning my future and deciding what path to take." 

- Summer 2024 Undergrad Intern