Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Thank you for your interest in an internship with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The Attorney General serves as Connecticut’s chief legal officer for civil matters, and the OAG serves as legal counsel to all state agencies. The Connecticut Constitution, statutes and common law authorize the Attorney General to advance the public interest on behalf of the people of our state in legal matters.
Among the critical missions of the OAG are to represent and vigorously advocate for the interests of the state and its citizens, to ensure that state government acts within the letter and spirit of the law, to protect public resources for present and future generations, to preserve and enhance the quality of life of all our citizens, and to ensure that the rights of our most vulnerable citizens are safeguarded.
Internships are unpaid, volunteer positions open to graduate and law students, paralegal, undergraduate, and highly motivated high-school students. Accepted applicants may arrange externships with their schools for course credit for their work in the Office. Positions are also available for work-study students with school stipends. Applicants should have an interest in the law, be able to communicate clearly, have strong research and writing skills and computer proficiency.
The OAG has 15 departments: Antitrust and Government Program Fraud, Child Protection, Civil Rights/Torts, Collections/Child Support, Consumer Protection, Employment Rights, Energy, Environment, Finance, Health & Education, Privacy and Data Security, Public Safety, Special Litigation, Transportation, and Workers’ Compensation/Labor Relations.
How to Apply
Please submit all applications electronically in PDF format and include: the completed OAG internship application form; a current resume; a short legal or analytical writing sample and two references.
When to Apply
Applications for Spring semester (January to May) and Fall semester (September to December) are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications for Summer (May to August) are accepted from February 1 to March 15. Applications are considered as they are received, so students are advised to apply early.
Internship Application (447kb)
Intern Brochure (424kb)
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