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)

INTERNSHIP FORMS


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

Description: The Attorney General's Office Child and Family Protection Division/Civil and Criminal Litigation and Advice Section is seeking two Paralegal Interns for the Spring, Summer or Fall Semester for our Phoenix main office (downtown).

This section represents the Department of Economic Security (DES). The Civil and Criminal Litigation and Advice Section (CLA) engages in a litigation-focused practice, handling thousands of legal actions each year. Common cases involve appellate services, criminal prosecution, and litigation proceedings.

To apply: https://www.azstatejobs.gov/jobs/paralegal-internship-2022-phoenix-arizona-united-states

Description:

The Attorney General's Office Child and Family Protection Division/Protective Services Section is seeking two Paralegal Interns for our Phoenix main office (downtown).

This section represents the Department of Child Safety (“DCS”) in child abuse and neglect actions. The Protective Services Section engages in a litigation-focused practice, handling thousands of legal actions each year. Common cases involve dependency, guardianship, severance, and adoption proceedings, as well as high-profile and complex matters involving issues such as physical abuse, neglect, and criminal conduct. They work with DCS to ensure good outcomes for children who are victims of abuse and neglect, and provide permanency for children removed from parents and placed by the courts in the legal custody of DCS.

We encourage all current paralegal studies students and recent graduates to apply. Internship positions at the Attorney General's Office (AGO) are designed to give participants exposure to the AGO work environment, including opportunities to observe and assist in legal proceedings and assume some of the same responsibilities as our full-time personnel.

To apply: For the internship opportunity, please visit https://www.azstatejobs.gov/jobs/paralegal-internship-spring-2022-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 students from Arizona State University or other Phoenix area colleges and universities, and will have an interest in law enforcement or related fields. Applicants should be taking a relevant course of study, such as in the ASU School of Criminal Justice and Criminology, and have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75.

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 AND 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 2.75.

  • 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 an oral 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 your resume to Peggy O’Shea at Peggy.OShea@azag.gov.