2019 High School Summer Interns with TCDA Margaret Moore following their mock trial presentation. Five area high schools were represented: Austin High School, Ann Richards School, John B. Connally High School, Austin Peace Academy, and Westwood High School.
2019 High School Summer Interns with TCDA Margaret Moore following their mock trial presentation. Five area high schools were represented: Austin High School, Ann Richards School, John B. Connally High School, Austin Peace Academy, and Westwood High School.

Our Human Resources (HR) Manager handles all job postings and interviews of potential employees for open positions in the Travis County District Attorney’s Office (TCDA). In addition to these duties, the HR Manager also provides support to staff members on a regular basis including organizing enrichment and training opportunities and assisting with administrative questions regarding employee benefits and salary information. For more information on TCDA career opportunities, please contact Deborah Kortan, HR Manager.

Jobs

Thank you for your interest in employment with the TCDA. Our primary goal is to protect our most valuable asset, our employees, by providing services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce.

Our consistently low turnover, high employee tenure, and a large volume of applicants are strong indicators that the TCDA continues to be an employer of choice. In spite of typical workforce challenges and budget constraints, we are proud to be a part of a team committed to quality and dedicated to public service.

Note:
For employment opportunities with the Travis County Attorney’s Office, call 512-854-9415.

Employment opportunities are frequently updated and we encourage you to search our website to determine if we have an exciting career opportunity that is right for you. View current job openings.

Application Process

Once an application is submitted online, the TCDA HR receives and reviews the application. It may then be forwarded to the hiring supervisor for review. Qualified candidates of interest may be selected and contacted for an interview. After the hiring decision has been made, those interviewed are contacted and informed.

Internship Programs

The TCDA offers several types of internship programs. Interns have a part in planning, offering feedback and making suggestions during their training.

We attempt to place interns in suitable assignments with consideration for their personal preference, temperament, education and employment background. Interns accepted into the program are subject to background checks.

Legal Interns

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office offers an internship program which is geared toward law students. It is our mission to provide these students with hands-on training in the courtroom and preparing legal research guided by our prosecutors. The program provides interns with an oversight of the Criminal Justice System and in turn, they contribute a level of quality to our office’s ability to ensure responsiveness to our community.

To apply for an unpaid legal internship, please submit a resume to TCDAIntern@traviscountytx.gov along with the completed background check form below.

Paralegal Interns

Paralegal interns will perform a variety of duties depending on their experience level and the needs of a particular legal division. They will work very closely with our licensed paralegals performing legal research, drafting documents, and assisting attorneys prepare for trial.

High School/Volunteer Program

From time to time, we accept junior/senior high school students or volunteers. This program allows the students to spend time with attorneys, paralegals and other professionals to explore their possible career interest.

  • Contact your high school to see if your school participates in the internship program.

Applicants interested in any of our internship opportunities should download and return their completed application by email to TCDAIntern@traviscountytx.gov.