Victim/Witness Internship Program

The Des Moines County Attorney's Office periodically welcomes college students to intern with our office. We are looking for students dedicated to the highest degree of professionalism. If you are interested in employment as a prosecutor, victim service professional, law enforcement, or curious about how our criminal justice system works, interning is a great way to gain insight in these fields.

An internship with our office provides hands-on experience in the prosecution field. The intern will work with the assistant county attorneys and victim services, and will become familiar with the courts and defense attorneys. The intern will attend criminal court proceedings, tour correctional facilities, help with victim services, and many other duties as assigned. All interns will be exposed to the inner workings of the county attorney's office.


Subject to program availability.

Time commitment of 37.5 hours per week:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The intern shall not discuss specifics of any case prosecuted by the office with anyone other than office staff.

Internship Requirements

Must be enrolled in an accredited college.

Student must provide his or her own transportation.

Submit to a criminal history background check.

Must complete a formal interview process

EOE Disclaimer

Des Moines County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, disability, sexual orientation gender identity in the delivery of services.

If you feel that your rights have been violated, please contact:

Des Moines County Attorney's Office
100 Valley Street
Burlington, IA 52601

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Des Moines County Attorney's Office to "Respond to the needs and concerns of its citizens by always striving to find the truth, to seek Justice and to provide quality criminal investigations, criminal prosecutions, victim/witness services, crime prevention programs, and civil legal representation with available resources."

For additional information contact Victim Services provider Lisa Harris at 319-753-8209.