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 2020 Summer Legal Intern Program will run from Tuesday, May 26, 2020 through Friday, July 31, 2020. The program offers an invaluable learning opportunity for selected law students and includes a structured program of trainings, events, and activities. 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 on an unpaid basis, 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 2020 Summer Legal Intern Program between Tuesday, November 12, 2019 and Monday, January 6, 2020.  Students interested in applying will be asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript (if available) at that time.  The cover letter must include a personal statement describing your interest in public interest law and the work of the Attorney General’s Office, including any personal experiences you wish to share related to the mission of the Attorney General’s Office. Interviews will be held in January for those who apply on or before Friday, December 6, 2019.  Interviews will be held in February for those who apply after Friday, December 6, 2019.

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 September and January programs.

For questions about the Legal Intern Program, you may call the Human Resources Office at (617) 963-2932 or email us at AGOlegalinterns@mass.gov.

Non-Legal Internship Program

Fall and Spring Semesters 

The Attorney General’s Office offers non-legal 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.  Non-legal interns are typically assigned to a particular division within the office.

To express interest in a non-legal 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 Non-Legal Intern Program will run from May through August. Internship placement dates are determined on an individual basis taking into account students’ schedules and availability. The internship program is designed for students currently enrolled in college.  Non-legal 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. Non-legal summer interns are able to participate in a number of the planned trainings, events, and activities of the Summer Legal Intern Program.  These internships are unfunded.

The Attorney General’s Office will be accepting applications for its 2020 Summer Non-Legal Intern program between Thursday, January 2, 2020 and Monday, March 9, 2020.  Students interested in applying will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter stating their availability and any areas of interest. 

For questions about the Non-Legal Intern Program, you may call the Human Resources Office at (617) 963-2041 or email us at AGONonLegalInterns@mass.gov.

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