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.

Volunteer Positions

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).

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.

Legal Internship Opportunities (Law Students)
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Filing Information & Deadlines (Note: Recruitment may close before the deadline if all positions are filled.)

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.

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 January 15 - February 15.  Send letters to Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven at jonathan.raven@yolocounty.org.


Volunteer Positions for College Students

We have excellent opportunities for college students in divisions such as “Crime Strategies,” “Victim Services,” “Neighborhood Court,” and “Digital Media” (See below to apply to those specific units). You may also send an email with a cover letter and resume directly to Mike Works at mike.works@yolocounty.org and he will forward it to the Legal Division or Investigations Bureau.


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
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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.

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.


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.

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