Volunteer-Intern

INTERNSHIPS

The Arizona Attorney General's Office offers exciting, educational, and productive undergraduate and law internships year-round in several divisions within the agency. Interns get to work with the best lawyers, support staff and investigators in the State on a wide range of legal issues. Currently, we offer the following internships:

  • Law Internships
  • Fellowships or Externships, in which students earn academic credit or receive a stipend/fellowship funds
  • Undergraduate Internships:
    • Special Investigations (SIS)
    • Office of Victim Services Section (OVS)
    • Community Outreach and Education (CMO)

Click on an internship position below to view the specific details and how to apply.

Description:

A summer internship at the Office of the Arizona Attorney General offers an unmatched opportunity to address cutting-edge legal issues, while learning from experienced appellate advocates and trial lawyers. The Attorney General’s Office has jurisdiction over Arizona's Consumer Fraud Act, white collar crime, organized crime, public corruption, environmental laws, civil rights laws, and crimes committed in more than one county. The AGO also provides representation to various state agencies to ensure the protection and well-being of children and families.

We are currently accepting applications for its 2023 Summer Law Internship Program.  These internships are volunteer positions, but may be eligible for public interest stipends from certain law schools.  The Office is also accepting applications for law school-funded post-graduate fellowships, as well as externships for credit during the 2023-2024 school years.

Typical intern duties include complex legal research, drafting briefs and memoranda, participating in moot courts, and preparing for and observing depositions, hearings and trials.

The Summer Law Internship Brochure provides division descriptions to assist with your law internship interest form. 

How to Apply: 

Students should submit the law internship interest form, resume, cover letter, and writing sample to humanresources@azag.gov in PDF format by March 17, 2023.

Description:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Community Outreach and Education is seeking highly motivated students currently enrolled in college courses. This opportunity will provide the interns with knowledge of Arizona's statewide Crime Prevention and Education initiatives. Community Outreach and Education interns must have exceptional customer service skills as they will have direct contact with constituents. Interns receive training in best practices for answering constituent questions and concerns related to fraud, identity theft, and many other issues throughout their internship. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in college are encouraged to apply.

To apply: 

https://www.azstatejobs.gov/jobs/community-outreach-education-internship-spring-summer-2023-phoenix-arizona-united-states

Description:

The Special Investigations Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office has an ongoing need for interns. Applicants will be highly motivated upperclassmen (Juniors and Seniors) at local colleges or Universities, and will have an interest in law enforcement or related fields. Applicants should be taking a relevant course of study, and be enrolled in relevant majors (i.e. Criminology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Forensic Psychology, etc.) and have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0.

These internships will provide an excellent opportunity to work with experienced investigators involved in various types of criminal investigations and complaint intake. 

Investigations may involve:

  • White collar crimes;
  • Political corruption;
  • Money laundering;
  • Consumer fraud;
  • Medical fraud; and
  • Vulnerable adult abuse.

These positions are non-paid. If the intern seeks University credit, the number of hours must meet the minimum established by the University.

Requirements & Application Information:
  • This internship is offered to applicants currently pursuing an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Forensics or a relevant course of study.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check and submit to an oral interview.
  • Good writing, communication, and computer skills.
  • All accepted interns must complete a training/orientation program and sign a letter of confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of the investigations they will be involved with.
  • Interns must be able to work 10-20 hours per week. Hours will fall between 8:00AM-5:00PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Internship Periods: Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
  • Interns under serious consideration will be required to:
    • Submit to a panel interview.
    • Be fingerprinted by the agency and pass a criminal background check. 
    • Submit to a background investigation.
    • An internship offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Not every applicant will be accepted. All accepted interns must complete a training/orientation program and sign a letter of confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of the investigations they will be involved with.
To apply: Please email resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript to SISIntern@azag.gov. The deadline for internship applications is March 3, 2023.  

If you have any questions, please email them to SISIntern@azag.gov.