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:

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.  In addition to enforcing state law, the Attorney General fights against federal overreach and special- interest lawsuits that threaten constitutional principles of federalism and infringe upon Arizonans’ right to govern themselves. 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.

We are currently accepting applications for its 2019 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 2018-2019 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.

 

For more information, please contact Human Resources at humanresources@azag.gov or call 602-542-8056.

To apply: Prospective interns must submit a (1) internship interest request form, (2) cover letter, (3) resume, (4) writing sample, and (5) references. To apply, please email all documents to humanresources@azag.gov, Adobe PDF version preferred. Applications will be reviewed weekly; the final deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019.  

Description:

The Attorney General's Office Child and Family Protection Division, Child Support Services Section is seeking paralegal interns for the fall and spring semester for our Chandler office.  This section represents the Department of Child Support Services (“DCSS”) in litigation of IV-D child support cases.  The Child Support Services Section engages in a litigation-focused practice, handling thousands of legal actions each year.  Common cases may involve establishing paternity and establishing, modifying and enforcing child support orders, as well as high-profile and complex issues

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.

Due to State budget constraints, only unpaid internships are available.  Full-time and part-time internships are available. 

To apply: Please visit the AZStateJobs website.

Description:

The Attorney General's Office Child and Family Protection Division/Protective Services Section is seeking paralegal interns for the Summer semester for our Phoenix main office (downtown), Van Buren office (Van Buren and 32nd Street) and Mesa 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.

To apply: Please visit the AZStateJobs website.