Internships at the Attorney General's Office

Interested in interning at the Attorney General's Office (AGO)? See below for all the information you need to apply for both legal and non-legal internships.

Legal Internship Program

Fall and Spring Semesters

The Attorney General’s Office offers legal internships for the fall and spring semesters. Legal interns are accepted on a case-by-case basis depending on the needs and requests of our individual divisions. The internship program is designed for students currently enrolled in law school. Individuals who have completed law school are not eligible for this program. Legal interns are typically assigned to a particular division within the office.

To express interest in a legal internship during the fall or spring semester, please submit a resume and cover letter stating your areas of interest and availability to the Legal Intern Coordinator at AGOLegalInterns@mass.gov. The Legal Intern Coordinator will review your application materials and forward them to appropriate divisions for their review. The divisions will determine if they are able to accommodate your request and will notify you directly if you are selected for an interview. Please note that our internship positions are unpaid.

For specific information about the various bureaus and divisions at the Attorney General’s Office, you may view our website at www.mass.gov/ago/bureaus.

Summer Program 

The Summer Legal Intern Program is a 10-week, full-time program for students completing their 1L or 2L years of law school. The 2024 Summer Legal Intern Program will run from Tuesday, May 28, 2024 through Friday, August 2, 2024. The program offers an invaluable learning opportunity for selected law students and includes a structured program of trainings, events, and presentations. Students apply to the program and, taking into account their placement preferences, are assigned to a particular division within the office. While here, students develop their legal skills and perform substantive work that contributes to the mission of the AGO.  Internships are unpaid, although some students are able to obtain funding through their law schools or other funding sources.

The Attorney General’s Office will be accepting applications for its 2024 Summer Legal Intern Program between Monday, November 13, 2023, with an application deadline of Friday, January 5, 2024.  Students interested in applying should submit the following application materials to our designated legal intern's mailbox at AGOlegalinterns@mass.gov :

  • Cover Letter;

  • Personal Statement (include any personal experiences you wish to share related to the mission of the Attorney General’s Office.

  • Resume;

  • Law School Transcript.  Unofficial is fine.  1L students should submit as soon as semester grades are available.

The cover letter will be separate from the personal statement which describes your interest in public interest law and the work of the Attorney General’s Office. The cover letter should include any personal experiences you wish to share related to the mission of the Attorney General’s Office.

Interviews will be held remotely in late January and early February.

In addition, students from local law schools participating in the Massachusetts Law School Consortium have the option of applying instead through the Government & Public Interest Law Recruitment Program.  The Attorney General’s Office plans to participate in interviews during the Consortium’s January program.

For questions about the Legal Intern Program, you may call the Human Resources Office at (617) 963-2109 or email us at AGOlegalinterns@mass.gov.

 

Non-Legal Internship Program

Undergraduate Internship Program

Fall and Spring Semesters 

The Attorney General’s Office offers undergraduate internships for the fall and spring semesters.  Interns are accepted on a case-by-case basis depending on the needs and requests of our individual divisions. The internship program is designed for students currently enrolled in college.  Undergraduate interns are typically assigned to a particular division within the office.

To express interest in an undergraduate internship during the fall or spring semester, please submit a resume and cover letter stating your areas of interest and availability to the Recruitment and Hiring Coordinator at AGONonLegalInterns@mass.gov.  The Recruitment and Hiring Coordinator will review your application materials and forward them to appropriate divisions for their review.  The divisions will determine if they are able to accommodate your request and will notify you directly if you are selected for an interview.  Please note that our internship positions are unpaid.

For specific information about the various bureaus and divisions at the Attorney General’s Office, you may view our website at www.mass.gov/ago/bureaus.

Summer Program 

The Summer Undergraduate Intern Program will run from May through August. Internship placement dates are determined on an individual basis considering students’ schedules and availability. The internship program is designed for students currently enrolled in college. Undergraduate interns are typically assigned to a particular division within the office. Interns are accepted on a case-by-case basis depending on the needs and requests of our individual divisions. Undergraduate summer interns participate in a number of the planned training, events, and presentations of the Summer Legal Intern Program. These internships are unfunded.

The Office will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Undergraduate Intern Program on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, with an application deadline of Tuesday, April 2, 2024.  Students interested in applying should submit a resume and cover letter after January 2nd stating their availability and any areas of interest to the Recruitment and Hiring Coordinator at AGONonLegalInterns@mass.gov

For questions about the Undergraduate Intern Program, you may call the Human Resources Office at (617) 963-2109 or email us at AGONonLegalInterns@mass.gov.

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