About Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is one of the largest public law agencies in the United States, with 340 attorneys whose disciplines encompass appellate matters, affirmative litigation in consumer protection, tax fraud, welfare fraud, civil and criminal litigation in local and federal courts, and legal counsel for executive branch agencies. The internship program was developed in 1980 to assist lawyers and staff, and expose and orient students to the D.C. legal sphere.

The internship is highly educational, as interns participate in the inner workings of the OAG and its cases by assisting attorneys with legal research, motions, advice memos, discovery, trial and/or office matters. Intern responsibilities may include conducting research through LexisNexis, gathering and drafting documents, interviewing witnesses and preparing cases. Weekly workshops and seminars are provided for additional enrichment.

Eligibility

Open to current college students and grad students concentrating in business, public management and pre-law.

Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

  • Attn: Internship Coordinator
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • c/o Keya Ross
  • 441 4th Street NW, Suite 1145 North
  • Washington, DC 20001
  • Phone: (202) 724-2308

Stats

  • Number of Interns: 101 or more
  • Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students

Locations

  • Washington, DC