About the Program

In partnership with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and in an effort to support and retain diverse young lawyers here in Boston, the BBA's Diversity & Inclusion Section launched the Attorney General’s Office Internship Program. Through this program, selected law students will participate in the AGO’s well-respected Summer Legal Internship Program and also receive an additional level of mentorship and guidance from experienced attorneys. As part of this unique opportunity, law students will receive substantive work; supervision and skills development, particularly in legal research and writing; and invaluable mentorship and networking in an office committed to serving the needs of the Commonwealth. In addition, interns are invited to attend professional development events held at the BBA, such as the weekly lunchtime Summer Career Series where students are able to explore various practice areas within the legal field.

The BBA’s Attorney General’s Office interns will participate in the Summer Legal Intern Program, a 10-week full-time program for students completing their 1L or 2L years of law school. The Summer Legal Intern Program is a structured program of trainings, events, and activities and will run from Tuesday, May 29, 2018 through Friday, August 3, 2018. Taking into account students’ areas of interest, interns are assigned to a particular division within the office. Internships are on an unpaid basis, although some students are able to obtain funding through their law schools or other funding sources.

For more information about the work of the Attorney General’s Office, please visit www.mass.gov/ago.

How to apply:

Application materials are due no later than Friday, March 2, 2018. Please send all application materials as PDF files.

Students interested in applying should submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter;
  • Résumé;
  • Writing sample;
  • Current law school transcript (unofficial is fine); and
  • A personal statement outlining both the reason(s) for your commitment to public interest law and your interest in the work of the Attorney General’s Office.

Please email application materials as PDF files on or before March 2, 2018 to:

Cassandra Shavney 
Public Service Programs Coordinator
cshavney@bostonbar.org