Communication and Policy Internship

DA George Gascón with Communication and Policy Interns - Summer 2016
Communication and Policy Internship

The Office of San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, Communication and Policy Department, is seeking Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 interns!  Selected candidates will work with our small team of communications and policy personnel in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.   

From ensuring San Francisco invests in mental health instead of incarceration, to protecting consumers and fighting for victims of crime, DA Gascón is considered a national leader in criminal justice reform. He is working to make San Francisco the safest large city in America, and was the driving force behind Prop 36, to reform our three strikes law, and Prop 47, to reduce drug possession for personal use from a felony to a misdemeanor.  The DA also convened the Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability and Fairness in Law Enforcement.

Interested in getting involved with these issues and much, much more? SFDA interns receive a behind the scenes understanding of the criminal justice system, are exposed to best practices related to media and community relations, and will learn how crime and public policy related news stories are generated and developed in the media. They also receive ample training in the legislative process, and will need to attend court proceedings to provide updates on criminal cases being covered by the press. Communication and Policy interns may also conduct legal research, update and utilize social media, and help plan community outreach events.

PLEASE NOTE: Selected candidates are required to undergo a background check. This is an unpaid internship. Applications are rolling. Apply now!

Applying? Send an email to Max Szabo ( with the following:

  • A short (one or two paragraphs) well-written cover letter included in the body of an email with resume attached. 
  • Include your weekly availability, your preferred start date, and the approximate date through which you are available in the email. 
  • Please ensure your email includes the desired semester in the subject line. For example: "Summer 2017 Internship"