The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Legal Division serves a dual role of in-house counsel and special prosecutors. As in-house counsel, attorneys provide legal advice and a full range of legal services to the GBI’s three operational divisions – the Investigative Division, the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) and the Division of Forensic Sciences (DOFS). Externs may provide accurate and timely advice to the GBI on a variety of legal topics; draft and review various contracts and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs); manage and mitigate legal exposure through policy and procedure; ensure compliance with relevant federal and state law; design and deliver relevant legal training; and liaise with GBI command staff, Georgia’s Office of Attorney General and other external stakeholders.
Additionally, GBI attorneys may be sworn as either a Georgia or federal prosecutor to provide legal and prosecutorial support to the GBI and local jurisdictions to combat public corruption, election crimes, human trafficking, and criminal street gangs. Externs may draft search warrants, subpoenas, or charging instruments; negotiate bond, pleas, and pre-trial matters; draft and respond to pre-trial motions; attend court calendars; and draft, file, and respond to asset forfeiture filings.
Additional extern duties may include – preparing caselaw updates for the GBI operational components, aiding in mock trials conducted within GBI to prepare operational staff for court testimony, aiding/observing depositions, reviewing requests made pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act (GORA), and researching/preparing memorandums of law concerning GBI policies or practices.
Criteria: Must be U.S. Citizens and pass a GBI background check. See https://gbi.georgia.gov/employment-opportunities/internship-program