The Department of Law (“Department”) offers unpaid internships and externships for school credit to first, second and third-year law students. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience and course credit.
Click here to read the internship program brochure.
Interns must be in their first, second or third year of law school, and successfully complete a criminal background check and fingerprint check. Internships during the Summer require a full-time commitment of at least 10 weeks. Internships during the Fall and Spring typically involve a part-time commitment of one or two days a week. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to provide a safe environment where individuals feel valued for who they are; demonstrate a behavior where differences are welcomed and individuals are treated equally; and promote growth and innovation through a diverse workforce.
NOTE: The Civil Litigation & Employment Law, Criminal Justice, and Natural Resources Sections do not accept first-year law students.
To submit your application, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org containing a cover letter (attention Intern Review Committee), resume, short writing sample (10 pages or less), and unofficial transcript (first-year students may apply without a transcript, but must supplement their application with a transcript as soon as grades are received).
The cover letter should include a statement of why the applicant wishes to work for the office, if the applicant has a preference for one or more sections, and how the applicant can add value to our culture of diversity. More information about what each section does can be found at https://coag.gov/about-us/office-sections. Please label the application, or each document if submitting individual documents, with your last name, first initial and document type.
Applicants will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of their application. Should an applicant be selected for an interview, he or she will be contacted by an attorney from the Department.
Each section has a limited number of internship positions, and these positions are filled on a rolling basis beginning nine months in advance. The Department offers opportunities for internships in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. The Department starts reviewing applications for its Summer internships beginning September 1 each year, with the majority of Summer internships filled by December 1. A limited number of Summer internships are reserved for interviews during the February prior to the Summer session. Part-time internships for Spring and Fall semesters are available based on the same application cycle.