Employment Opportunities

The Yolo County District Attorney welcomes you to our employment opportunities page.  Applications are only provided for recruitments which are currently open. We do not accept resumes unless it is otherwise noted on the Job Listing. To fill out and submit an online job application, and to view Current Positions, please visit: Yolo County Human Resources Employment Opportunities


Internship Opportunities

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YCDA volunteers and interns being honored at our ice cream social.

YCDA volunteers and interns being honored at our ice cream social.

Legal Internship Opportunities
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Filing Information & Deadlines

If you are interested in a fall part time internship, please apply, as outlined below, between May 1-June 15. You must commit to 12+ hours/week and also commit to working in the fall and spring semesters.

If you are interested in a spring part time internship, please apply between September 1-October 15.

If you are interested in volunteering as an attorney for experience, you may also submit an application. We do not have a formal post-bar internship program, but we do accept post-bar volunteers. For all attorney and post-bar volunteers we ask for a 40 hour/week commitment for a minimum of four months. If you are taking the July Bar, please submit an application to us no earlier than April 15.

When submitting an application for any position, please include a resume and cover letter. In the cover letter please discuss why you want to work at a DA’s office and why you want to work at the Yolo County DA’s office. Also, tell us when you can start, how many hours/week you can volunteer, and for how many months you can volunteer (keeping in mind the requirements outlined above).

If you are interested in our Summer/Fall legal internship program, we will be interviewing at OCI at McGeorge and King Hall in the Spring. The commitment is full time over the summer and part time in the fall. If you do not attend McGeorge or King Hall, you may submit a cover letter and resume between March 1-30.Send letters to Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven at jonathan.raven@yolocounty.org.


YCDA Victim Services staff with DA Jeff Reisig and Comfort Dog Aloha.

YCDA Victim Services staff with DA Jeff Reisig and Comfort Dog Aloha.

Victim Services Internship Opportunities
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Filing Information & Deadlines

The Yolo County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program is always seeking potential intern/volunteers resumes, accompanied by a letter of interest. Victim Services Interns/Volunteers will obtain an intricate experience and hands on approach to observing and being part of criminal court cases and the process of the criminal justice system. They will have continuous contact with local law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors, local government and non-profit based advocates and the clients they serve. Most of the clients served, whom are in the process of working through a victimization of a violent crime.

The job duties of Victim Services Program Interns/Volunteers consist of: Court Coverage; locating case status/disposition as well as Warrant case status; data entry; assisting with preparation of mailed documents to victim service clients; doing the work up and submittal for California Victims of Crime applications; filing files and documents; photo copying brochures and documents as requested by the advocates and other job duties as assigned and directed.

Please contact Victim Services Program Manager Laura Valdes at laura.valdes@yolocounty.org for more information.


Crimes Strategies and Investigation Internship Program

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office is starting a new internship program with a focus on crimes strategies and investigation.  We are seeking qualified students who are interested in criminal justice and who also have a keen interest in crime analysis as well.  Our goal is to incorporate innovation into our processes through technology and data analysis.  We are seeking Crimes Strategies Analysts who will assist with these efforts.  Using a new digital searching platform, we are going to be exploring through new evidence which can be utilized to assist in investigations, interventions (such as our Neighborhood Court program) and prosecutions.  Under the supervision of our Chief of Investigations who oversees the Crimes Strategies Program the qualified intern would be doing the following:

• Data Analysis
• Social Media Scraping
• Inmate Communications
• Crime Trend Evaluation
• Writing Reports

The commitment with our office would be between 10–20 hours during the regular school sessions. The internship can be expanded where applicable up to 40 hours during the winter and summer breaks.

A background check is required to work in this position and those with a prior felony will not be considered.

Because the background check can take 4-6 weeks to complete, please anticipate that if you are selected, you would not potentially start for 8-10 weeks after we receive your application.

If you are selected, we request that you commit to volunteering for a minimum of one school quarter or semester (or three months time).

Please contact Mike Works at mike.works@yolocounty.org or (530) 406-4518.

Read What Current and Past Interns Have to Say About Their Experience

I interned at the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office during the summer preceding my junior year in college. As a political science major with an interest in law and law enforcement, I was eager to learn more about the criminal justice system and specifically the role and responsibilities of the District Attorney’s Office.

As a Data-driven Intern assigned to the Investigations Unit, I was entrusted to complete a variety of tasks including social media scraping, monitoring inmate communications, transcribing officer field communications and compiling and organizing information to assist deputy district attorneys during court procedures. I was often encouraged to attend court proceedings, where I was able to see how attorneys used the evidence I had helped prepare.

I am grateful to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office for the opportunity to intern for them and would like to thank the entire staff. They did much more than just teach me the skills I needed to complete the tasks at hand. They made me feel welcome in the office. Everyone I worked with was supportive, encouraging and willing to share their knowledge and wisdom with me. My direct supervisor in particular was a wonderful role model and mentor, sharing career and life advice and encouraging leadership development.

The internship was an invaluable learning experience—much more than I had possibly hoped—and left me eager to become more involved in law and the criminal justice system. But more than an education, the internship led to personal growth and a new confidence in my ability to successfully take on life’s challenges. I owe much of that growth to the staff at the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. I was impressed daily by the staff’s professionalism and their passion and commitment to the Office’s mission to pursue truth and justice. Truly, they lead by example. I am proud to have been part of the team of the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Thank you.

 - Dylan Klein


Interning for the Data Driven Intervention Team at the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office’s for 9 months was an exceptionally unique experience. It was an interesting combination between criminal justice and data analysis. Every project was different and it was on-going learning process which should be the goal of any internship. I had a chance to analyze crime trends, police reports, social media profiles and inmate communications for multiple cases.

I enjoyed my internship not only because of the experiences and skills I now have but also because of everyone in the office. The atmosphere is very friendly and you can make every project your own. I never felt like I was being micro-managed. They understand that every intern has a unique set of skills coming in and they allowed me to work on side projects using the data analysis skills I was learning in school. They also encouraged me to observe in court which allowed me to connect the dots between the projects I have done and how they go to play in court. I highly recommend this internship to anyone who is interested in the bigger picture and goals of criminal prosecution.

 - Mica Allian, Criminal Intelligence Specialist


I began my internship with the Yolo District Attorney near the end of my sophomore year at Sacramento State and through the Fall semester of my junior year. This internship really helped further my knowledge in investigations and helped me gain interest on the law side of the Criminal Justice System.

As a Data Driven Intervention Intern, I had the chance to experiment with a variety of platforms and work side by side with investigators. While doing so, I learned new investigative techniques and had the chance to use them when assigned tasks. These tasks included making jail calls for arrest alerts, helping with case briefs, and aiding attorneys and detectives gather information via social media. I was also invited and encouraged to attend court hearings and high-profiled trials to help further my knowledge and experience.

While working at the district attorney office I met people from all different branches of the office who were truly passionate about what they did. They were very helpful and encouraged me to ask as many question as needed to help make me feel comfortable with my assigned tasks. They were extremely flexible around my school and work schedule and helped me find the hours that were right for me. My supervisor was very knowledgeable and helpful toward any questions I had. Overall, I really enjoyed this internship and always looked forward to going to work. Through this internship I actually felt I was able to make a difference which was very fulfilling. This experience opened my eyes and further my knowledge about the DA’s everyday duties which now has me looking into pursuing a career in either law and/or investigations.

I strongly recommend looking into this internship if you are on the fence about your career choice. What I enjoyed most was seeing the work I completed being used to help aid the attorneys and investigators. The experience exceeded my expectations and helped me on an educational level as well.

 - Jess Baucum


Digital Media Internship Program

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office is starting a new internship program with a focus on digital media production. We are seeking qualified students who are studying this subject matter and who also have a keen interest in production as well. Our office has produced over 40 digital media productions over the past year which have been disseminated through our website and social media accounts. Under the supervision of our Enforcement Officer who oversees digital and social media the intern would:

• Data Analysis
• Film and create video content
• Edit, produce and publish digital media
• Work with graphic design and post end production
• Produce photography and digital editing of photos
• Social Media production across all platforms
• Help with web design and graphics for web design

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office currently uses Adobe Creative Cloud and has a subscription to the Adobe Suite with the focus on digital media and graphics production. We do have one extra onsite workstation but providing your own computer with software would be a plus. The commitment would be between 10-20 hours during regular school sessions. The internship can be expanded where applicable up to 40 hours during winter and summer breaks.

A background check is required to work in this position and those with a prior felony conviction will not be considered.

Please contact Kevin Clark at kevin.clark@yolocounty.org or (530) 666-8416.

Volunteer Programs

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office is proud to have a thriving volunteer program. Our volunteers range from college students to retired veterans and they all serve a very important purpose assisting many departments throughout our office. If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact Vicki Guerrero at (530) 666-8413 or send her an email at vicki.guerrero@yolocounty.org.

Jeff Reisig with YCDA Interns

Read What Current and Past Interns Have to Say About Their Experience

 

The District Attorney's Office is a great place to volunteer.  I sincerely believe in the work they do daily.  I've personally witnessed the passion the attorneys, investigators, and social workers have as they speak about their cases.  They know the importance of their jobs and are truly helping people by their commitment to ensuring that justice is done and providing assistance to victims.  It is easy to align myself with such a good cause.

In addition to being able to be part of this gratifying work, it has been my experience that the regular employees (including District Attorney Jeff Reisig) go out of their way, through words and actions, to make sure I know my volunteer time is appreciated.  It is unusual to find such a positive atmosphere of gratitude and teamwork.

- Pat Snyder

I became a volunteer so that I could give something back to our community.  Since becoming a volunteer I have had the opportunity to observe the inner workings of the District Attorney’s Office.  I have skills that I can offer that are needed and appreciated.  I enjoy working with the full time personnel.  As a volunteer I offer my time when I can.  It is a rewarding experience.  I have resided in Yolo County for 40 plus years.  I have reaped the benefits of living here and now I have the opportunity to give something of myself back to the community.

- Chuck Mitchell

I enjoy volunteering because I am doing work that is completely foreign from anything I've done in my career.  It feels nice that even at age 75, I am learning new and exciting things.  All of the people here are very nice and easy to work with.

- Andy Nantz