Please note: The Summer 2017 Communication Internship positions have been filled
Thank you for your interest in interning with the Nevada Office of the Attorney General. A limited number of unpaid internships and externships for credit are available in two areas: (1) Legal internships for law students and post-law graduates (Carson City, Reno and Las Vegas) and (2) Communications internships for undergraduate students and post-graduates (Las Vegas only).
The divisions that offer legal internships vary from trimester to trimester. However, they are generally offered by the following divisions:
- Bureau of Consumer Protection (representing public utilities and litigating civil deceptive trade practices)
- Bureau of Criminal Justice (prosecuting financial fraud and worker's compensation insurance fraud; prosecuting crimes that occur in state correctional institutions, litigating post-conviction appeals and habeas petition; missing children)
- Bureau of Gaming and Government Affairs (representing the divisions of gaming, boards, open government, government and natural resources)
- Bureau of Litigation (representing the divisions of transportation and public safety)
- Office of the Solicitor General
Scope of Legal Internships
Legal Interns attend court hearings and mediations, when scheduling permits, with the supervision of a Deputy Attorney General. Those interns that qualify for certification by the Nevada Supreme Court for training in the practice of law under Supreme Court Rule 49.5 are encouraged to do so. Projects of broader application might include, but may not be limited to litigation support, such as researching and writing memorandums and legal briefs, preparation for trial, including but not limited to witness interviews, document organization and other tasks as assigned under staff supervision.
Scope of Communications Internships
Communications Interns compile articles from news organizations, prepare press releases and media advisories, assist with responses to press inquiries, help with special projects and research on a wide range of statewide issues for communications and executive staff members. The intern also assists in the preparation of press conferences which includes creation of background materials for media and general support. Communications interns work under the supervision of the Director of Communications.
- Only United States citizens or those legally authorized to work in the U.S. are eligible to apply
- A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected intern
Applications will be given first consideration when submitted by the following deadlines:
- Fall (September-December) are due June 1
- Spring (January-May) are due October 1
- Summer (June-August) are due April 1
How to Apply
- Interested applicants must submit the Internship Application (linked above), a resume, a writing sample, the most recent transcript, and any additional supporting materials via email to the following:
Legal Office Manager
Office of the Attorney General
555 E. Washington Ave., Suite 3900
Las Vegas, NV 89101