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.

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. Students are expected to intern for a minimum of 15 hours per week.

To express interest in a legal internship during the fall or spring semester, please submit a résumé and cover letter stating your areas of interest and availability to the Legal Intern Coordinator at AGOLegalInterns@state.ma.us. 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 2019 Summer Legal Intern Program will run from Tuesday May 28, 2019 through Friday August 2, 2019. 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 2019 Summer Legal Intern Program between Tuesday November 13, 2018 and Monday January 7, 2019.  Students interested in applying will be asked to submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript at that time.  Interviews will be held in 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 October and January programs.

For questions about the Legal Intern Program, you may call the Human Resources Office at (617) 963-2041 or email us at AGOlegalinterns@state.ma.us.

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 a school program at the college level or above. Non-legal interns are typically assigned to a particular division within the office. Students are expected to intern for a minimum of 15 hours per week.

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@state.ma.us 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 and events of the Summer Legal Intern Program.  These internships are unfunded.

The Attorney General’s Office will be accepting applications for its 2019 Summer Non-Legal Intern program between January 2, 2019 and March 8, 2019.  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@state.ma.us

 

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