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Office of the Vermont Attorney General

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Attorney General’s Office internship program is designed for rising 2L and 3L law students interested in a unique, rewarding experience in public service.  Undergraduate students and master’s degree candidates interested in interning with the Attorney General’s Office are also encouraged to apply.

The mission of the Attorney General’s Office is to protect and promote the health and safety of all Vermonters by providing independent legal counsel and representation to the State of Vermont.  Whether this means enforcing our criminal laws to keep our cities, towns and homes safe, or vigorously pursuing those who would foul our air, land and water, our office brings the legal resources of the State to bear in a professional, creative and innovative manner with a dedication to excellence to protect our citizens.

First established by the Vermont Legislature in 1790, the Attorney General’s Office has evolved from its one-person operation shortly after the turn of the 20th century to its current status as the State’s largest law firm. We act as legal counsel to all state agencies and to the Legislature. Our staff handles civil and criminal cases in all courts of the state on both the trial and appellate levels. We both defend the state when it is sued and file our own suits to enforce Vermont’s criminal, environmental, consumer protection, civil rights and countless other laws.

The Attorney General’s Office regularly provides internship opportunities in its Civil, Criminal, Environmental Protection, General Counsel and Administrative Law, Human Services, and Public Protection Divisions, and in the office’s Appellate Unit. Descriptions of each Division are available here.

The Attorney General’s Office is no longer accepting application materials for the summer of 2021 but accepts applications for school-year internships on a rolling basis.

The application for internships is available by clicking here.