Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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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

HOW TO APPLY 

Internship Types

Description

Summer Law Internship

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 (AG) fights against federal overreach and special- interest lawsuits that threaten constitutional principles of federalism and infringe upon Arizonans’ right to govern themselves. For example, the AG has challenged several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for exceeding the federal agency’s statutory and constitutional authority.  Additionally, the AG has defended state laws dealing with topics such as immigration, identity theft, and the protection of unborn children.

The AG is currently accepting applications for its 2016 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 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 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.

To apply, please visit the AZStateJobs website.

Paralegal Internship

The Attorney General's Office Child and Family Protection Division is seeking paralegal interns for our Phoenix main office (downtown), Van Buren office (Van Buren and 32nd Street) and Mesa office (downtown). 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, please visit the AZStateJobs website.

Special Investigations Intern

Highly motivated students that 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.

To apply, please visit the AZStateJobs website.

VOLUNTEERS

The Attorney General’s Office values volunteers and the work that they do to assist the citizens of Arizona. By becoming a volunteer with the Attorney General’s Office, you will have an opportunity contribute your talents by assisting the public, while gaining valuable experience in our many divisions and an assortment of different locations. Currently we offer the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Volunteer Paralegal
  • Community Outreach and Education Satellite Office/Center
  • Consumer Information and Complaints
  • Conflict Resolution Program

HOW TO APPLY

Volunteer Title

Description

   
Volunteer Attorney

The Attorney General's Office, Arizona's largest law firm, has implemented a Volunteer Attorney Program for attorneys willing to serve as an Assistant Attorney General without compensation.

To apply, please visit the AZStateJobs website.

*Volunteer Attorneys must be licensed and a member in good standing of the Arizona bar.

Consumer Information and Complaints

Do you enjoy working with the public? Our Consumer Information & Complaints Unit is looking for volunteers willing to assist fellow consumers in resolving consumer complaints. Our Consumer Information and Complaints Unit is the main clearinghouse for consumer complaints filed with our office.  CIC volunteers work in our Phoenix AG Office under the supervision of the Consumer Information & Complaints Manager. CIC volunteers work in our Tucson AG Office under the supervision of the Tucson Consumer Litigation Unit Chief Counsel. 

As a CIC volunteer, you may be asked to contact consumers and/or businesses by telephone for follow up and/or conciliation. Training is provided by the Consumer Information and Complaints Manager. For more information about the program or to apply, please contact Tammy Miller, CIC Manager at (602) 542-8311 or Tammy.Miller@azag.gov

Community Outreach and Education Satellite Centers

The Community Outreach and Education Satellite Office/Center is looking for volunteers who are willing and able to dedicate their time and energy helping fight consumer fraud or discrimination throughout Arizona. They can volunteer in any of the following way:

  • Volunteer a few hours a month to staff a local Satellite Office. This requires independent work and initiative. These offices provide convenient locations for Arizona residents to obtain information on how to avoid becoming a victim of consumer fraud and identity theft. They also provide information on civil rights and victims' rights and provide a local venue where residents can file consumer or civil rights complaints. Volunteers will be trained by an outreach coordinator and will work with them to set an individual schedule.

For more information about the program or to apply, please contact Courtney Bennett at 602-364-0591 or Courtney.Bennett@azag.gov.

 

Conflict Resolution Program

The Conflict Resolution Program in the Arizona Attorney General's Civil Rights Division maintains a panel of experienced volunteer mediators to assist in resolving a variety of disputes. Cases can include Civil Rights mediations, involving allegations of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, State agency mediations, Truancy mediations and Victim Offender mediations. Volunteer opportunities vary by county. Currently, the Conflict Resolution Program utilizes mediators in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties.

To be eligible to apply to become a volunteer for the Conflict Resolution Program panel, mediators must have completed basic mediation training, consisting of at least 40 hours, and have current experience facilitating mediations. For more information about the program, please visit the Conflict Resolution Program’s web page or contact Keena Patel, Program Coordinator at (602) 542-7657.


All applicants under serious consideration with the Attorney General’s Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Office of the Attorney General Human Resources office at (602) 542-8056 or via email at HumanResources@azag.gov.

The Office of the Attorney General of the State of Arizona does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 1275 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.