The Office of the Attorney General offers a range of rewarding jobs and internships throughout the year. Check here for the latest employment and internhip opportunities.
William C. Clifton, Sr. Clerkship Program
Named for Judge William C. Clifton, Sr., the first African American Special Assistant Attorney General in the Attorney General’s Office, the Clifton Clerkship Program provides first- and second-year law students from historically underrepresented populations with the opportunity to spend the summer working on substantive legal matters while building valuable career experience. Over the 10-week, full-time program, law students will split their time between the Office’s Criminal and Civil Divisions and receive legal assignments in their areas of interest. This program is open to all qualified applicants.
Each selected law student will receive a stipend of approximately $3,000 for the summer clerkship.
To apply for the Clerkship, please complete the application form and submit a resume, unofficial transcript, and personal statement via email to Cliftonclerkship@riag.ri.gov.
The Summer Legal Intern Program is a 10-week, full-time program for students completing their first and second years of law school. Law students who participate in the competitive, structured program benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the demands and rewards of public service. Interns can expect challenging legal research and writing assignments and even courtroom appearances alongside supervising attorneys. The Program provides regular professional development opportunities including trainings, events, and networking activities.
Fall and Spring Internships
During the fall and spring semesters, legal interns are accepted on a case-by case basis depending on the needs and requests of the Office’s divisions. These internships are designed for students currently enrolled in law school. Legal interns are typically assigned to a particular division within the office and are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.
To express interest in a legal internship during the fall or spring semester, please submit a resume and cover letter stating your areas of interest and availability to the Internship Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
The Office accepts students for full- and part-time non-legal internships during the summer, as well as the fall and spring semesters. These internships provide students, typically enrolled in college, with the opportunity to learn, network and contribute to the Office’s wide-ranging mission.
To express interest in a non-legal internship please submit a resume and cover letter stating your areas of interest and availability to the Internship Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.