Alessandra Early

October 17, 2014

The Defense Never Rests: A Glimpse into the World of Criminal Investigation

After spending hours searching for internships on LyonNet internship portal (now Handshake), I decided to try something a little different. I Googled exactly what I was looking for and on the fifth page I found an internship that would change my life and the way I view the criminal justice system. This past summer, I interned with the New Orleans Public Defenders Office. My official title was “Intern Investigator” and I spent two months shadowing a staff investigator and working with my partner on an assortment of cases. From interviewing witnesses to communicating with clients in jail, my internship provided me with a “hands-on approach,” and I learned what it means to be an investigator!