Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
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Kylie Cabot

Liberal Arts Major: Criminology
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Experience Time: Summer 2022

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

I had a great internship experience at the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office. I was assigned to the Pre-Trials and Diversion Unit but often found myself learning from all of the Assistant District Attorneys as well as the District Attorney, Kevin Steele. Within my unit, I was given tasks, such as collaborating with the ARD office, listening and documenting prison calls, attending court with the Assistant District Attorneys I was assigned to and communicated with victims and Troopers within the county. Outside of my unit, I had the opportunity to visit the Montgomery County Youth Center and the evidence room, participate in a police ride along with the Upper Merion Police Department, attend various Lunch and Learns, and sit in on Pre-Trial conferences.

How did this experience impact you academically?

Throughout my academic experience at Penn State, I have taken a variety of courses pertaining to the Criminology field. However, having the opportunity to use what I have learned in the classroom and apply it to a real world experience is extremely rewarding. Throughout this semester, I have found many to ways apply my internship experience to my classes and share the knowledge that I gained with my fellow classmates.

"I shadowed all of the district attorneys at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office on a day to day basis and was inspired by their hard work and passion for their career."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

I chose to peruse a Criminology degree at Penn State because I had aspirations to go to law school. Throughout my internship, I made many connections with my fellow interns and allowed myself to learn about their experiences in law school and why they ultimately made the decision to go to law school. I also shadowed all of the district attorneys at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office on a day to day basis and was inspired by their hard work and passion for their career. This experience solidified my decision to attend law school, which will have a great impact on my career goals.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The College of the Liberal Arts had a major impact on my successful internship experience. Through the enrichment funding provided to me, the extremely helpful faculty within the College of the Liberal Arts, and the lessons I have learned from each of my classes that I have taken thus far, I was able to excel as an intern for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.
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