Internship Opportunities

The PA Office of Attorney General offers internships for currently enrolled students year round in offices all over Pennsylvania. Whether a legal, undergraduate, or graduate student, Interns work alongside attorneys and administrative staff to promote the interests of the Commonwealth and its people. Interns also meet and hear from leaders in law and government, and may participate in other group educational programs during their time at OAG.

Legal Internships

Environmental Crimes Section Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Criminal Law Division: Harrisburg (19031101)

The Office of Attorney General, Environmental Crimes Section investigates and prosecutes violations of state environmental laws governing the processing, transportation, storage, or disposal of municipal, residual and hazardous waste. In conjunction with environmental crimes, the Section prosecutes traditional Crimes Code offenses including, but not limited to, tampering with public records, forgery, unsworn falsification, reckless endangerment, criminal conspiracy, corrupt organizations, money laundering, vandalism, deceptive business practices and theft. Accepting applications until July 15, 2019.
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Charitable Trusts & Organizations Section Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Public Protection Division: Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia (19033101)

The Charitable Trusts and Organizations Section protects the public’s interest in all property committed to charitable purposes.  Among its responsibilities, the Section oversees nonprofit corporations generally, including nonprofit mergers, conversions and acquisitions, and may seek to revoke an organization’s franchise and articles whenever it misuses, abuses or fails to use its powers and privileges correctly. Accepting applications until July 15, 2019.
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Fair Labor Section Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Public Protection Division: Philadelphia (19033103)

The Fair Labor Section partners with labor organizations, community groups, nonprofit and professional associations, other Attorneys General labor sections, and government agencies to investigate and pursue legal and policy actions to end unlawful and/or discriminatory workplace practices. The Fair Labor Section also conducts public outreach to educate workers and the public regarding workers’ rights Accepting applications until July 15, 2019.
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Bureau of Consumer Protection Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Public Protection Division: Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh (19033102)

The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates and investigates consumer complaints. It takes legal action against companies that engage in unfair or deceptive business practices in cases where a lawsuit by the Attorney General serves the public interest and benefits the citizens of the Commonwealth. Accepting applications until July 15, 2019.
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Antitrust Section Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Public Protection Division: Harrisburg (19033104)

The Antitrust Section helps protect the free enterprise system by detecting anticompetitive practices and taking legal action to stop them.  The Section brings legal actions to recover overcharges paid by consumers and state agencies as the result of violations of state and federal antitrust laws.  The Section also reviews and challenges mergers which may result in consumers or state agencies paying higher prices or which will harm Pennsylvania’s economy. Accepting applications until July 15, 2019.
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Criminal Prosecutions Section Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Criminal Law Division: Wilkes Barre (19031102)

The Criminal Prosecutions Section investigates and prosecutes a complete spectrum of crimes ranging from the simplest of misdemeanors, to complex corrupt organizations and conspiracies, to first degree murder cases wherein the death penalty is sought and sentenced. Accepting applications until July 15, 2019.
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Tax Litigation Section Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Civil Law Division: Harrisburg (19032101)

Tax Litigation represents the Commonwealth in litigation of state tax appeals from the Board of Finance and Revenue to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and beyond. It handles an active caseload of over 2,000 cases, more than half of which involve corporate and sales and use taxes. The majority of the remaining cases involve personal income taxes. Accepting applications until July 15, 2019.
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Litigation Section Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Civil Law Division: Harrisburg, Norristown (19032102)

The Litigation Section represents the Commonwealth and its agencies, officials, and employees in a wide variety of lawsuits, usually in federal court, most of which concern the constitutionality of state statutes, the operation of state programs, the conduct of state law enforcement officers, the administration of state prisons, or the employment practices of state agencies. Accepting applications until July 15, 2019.
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Non-Legal Internships

Gun Violence Section Non-Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Criminal Law Divison: Philadelphia (19031202)

The Gun Violence Section investigates and prosecutes firearm trafficking, straw purchase of firearms, the movement of illegal guns, and violent gun crime. In addition to firearms violations, the GVS investigates and prosecutes cases where firearms are used in violent crimes throughout Philadelphia. In partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, the Gun Violence Task Force has been able to arrest individuals responsible for murders, shootings, and gunpoint robberies. Accepting applications until July 26, 2019.
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Bureau of Investigative Services Non-Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Criminal Law Division: Harrisburg (19031203)

The Bureau of Investigative Services provides technology, specialized services, and training to support criminal investigators throughout the Office of Attorney General. This internship offers an outstanding introduction to the practical side of criminal justice. Intern will receive an inside look at law enforcement training and will learn from members of the Office of Attorney General who have decades of experience in the criminal justice system at the state and municipal levels. Accepting applications until July 26, 2019.  
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Human Resources Intern – Fall 2019 - Operations Division: Harrisburg (19034201)

The Human Resources Section maintains and enhances the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations, human resources policies, programs, and practices.  Accepting applications until July 26, 2019.
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Policy and Planning Non-Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Executive Office - Philadelphia, Harrisburg (19035201)

The Office of Policy and Planning advises the Attorney General and other senior officials in OAG on matters of internal and external policy, conducts research, and helps plan the future of the Office. Interns will deal with a dynamic range of tasks, the subject matter of which will be highly dependent on current developments in public policy, both in Pennsylvania and nationwide. Accepting applications until July 26, 2019.  
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Bureau of Consumer Protection Non-Legal Intern – Fall 2019 - Public Protection Division - Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (19033201)

The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates and investigates consumer complaints. It takes legal action against companies that engage in unfair or deceptive business practices in cases where a lawsuit by the Attorney General serves the public interest and benefits the citizens of the Commonwealth. Accepting applications until July 26, 2019.
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