2014 Summer Law Internship Program - Statewide - Volunteer Law Students
The Office of the New York State Attorney General is seeking talented law students for its 2014 Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP). The SLIP generally runs for 8 - 10 weeks between June and August. The 2014 SLIP will begin on June 2, 2014. Interns commit to work full-time for the entire duration of the program. These internships are either volunteer positions, externships for course credit, funded by a public service grant obtained by the student, or work study funded by a law school.
Placements are available statewide within the Divisions of Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Social Justice, State Counsel, Appeals and Opinions, Regional Affairs, and Administration. Law students are needed to assist attorneys in all phases of their work including but not limited to legal research, drafting of briefs, memos and pleadings, document review, obtaining records from clients, responding to discovery requests, preparing for depositions and trials, and performing some clerical work. We are seeking hardworking interns who are committed to public service and have excellent legal research and writing skills; fluency in other languages (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, etc.) in addition to English is a plus, but not required.
Students selected for the SLIP will be assigned to one of the bureaus in the main offices in either Manhattan or Albany, or to one of the smaller regional offices. The practice area of a bureau is generally reflected in its name. Our regional offices are located in Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Harlem, Suffolk, Nassau, Plattsburgh, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, and Westchester. The regional offices are full-service locations that handle matters such as: consumer fraud complaints and mediations; consumer frauds and related criminal prosecutions; civil rights and labor law prosecutions; and the investigation and prosecution of environmental law violations. In addition, they handle State Counsel matters in defense of the state, its agencies and employees in lawsuits brought in state and federal courts. For more information about the work of a bureau or regional office, please click here to visit the Divisions Section of our website.
Applicants should only apply for those bureaus and/or regional offices of interest to them. Location preferences will be honored; however, bureau assignment may ultimately be made based upon the needs of the office.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability and is committed to workplace diversity.
Applications for the 2014 SLIP are being received online. To apply, please go to our website, www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings?field_job_post_cat_value=Student+Positions&title=&field_job_post_location_value=All. Click on the link for the SLIP (make sure you are accessing the
link for law students), then click the bureau or regional office of interest; applicants will be taken to the online application page for that particular intern position.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a cover letter, resume, most recent law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), writing sample, and the contact information for three (3) references and/or letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead). Please Note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
♦ Please apply to no more than 5 bureaus/regional offices. Applications are submitted separately for each bureau/regional office and applicants will be notified of the decision on each application.
♦ Upon submission of an application, you will have the opportunity to apply for other available openings in different bureaus/regional offices.
♦ If applying to multiple bureaus/regional offices, we recommend that you submit the same cover letter for each application, ranking those bureaus/regional offices in order of your preference.
♦ Applications from first-year law students should be submitted December 1 or later, preferably
when first semester grades are available.
For questions about the SLIP, the application process or assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at Recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.
* Please note that positions are filled on a rolling basis.
For more information, please visit the website, www.ag.ny.gov.