Attorney General Fellowship Program — Post-Graduate Opportunity
The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Attorney General Fellowship Program. This two (2) year AG Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for law graduates who are committed to public service to work to protect the rights and interests of the state and people of New York while developing their legal skills. The six (6) selected Fellows will participate in a training and mentorship program designed for new attorneys and will gain hands-on legal experience by assisting with the OAG’s work including investigations, affirmative and defensive litigation, public education and community outreach.
Fellows will be placed in a bureau/division within the OAG based upon consideration of their stated location preference(s) and the current needs of the Office. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the OAG prior to submitting their applications by visiting the Divisions and Bureaus and Media sections of the OAG’s public website.
The 2022 AG Fellowship Program will commence in September 2022 and conclude in August 2024. The annual salary for the fellowship is $63,714 plus benefits including paid leave; health, dental and vision insurance; retirement programs; and access to work flexibility programs and other family-friendly policies. Commitment to complete the two (2) year Fellowship is a condition of employment. To learn more about the AG Fellowship Program, please click here.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a workplace that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. We are seeking a diverse pool of candidates who are creative thinkers with strong legal writing, analytical and organizational skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to public service and social, economic and criminal justice. Applicants who are members of groups underrepresented in attorney roles, which include but are not limited to Black, Latinx, Indigenous American, Asian and Pacific Islander persons; women; persons with disabilities; and LGBTQ+ persons are particularly encouraged to apply. Fluency in other languages is a plus, but not required.
Eligible applicants are law students who are currently in their final year of law school and will graduate by June 2022. Applicants selected for the AG Fellowship Program will be required to sit for the next offered New York State bar exam. Admission to the New York State Bar is a condition of continued employment.
Applicants for the AG Fellowship Program must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. To learn more about the AG Fellowship Program eligibility, please click here.
Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of full vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
How To Apply
Applications for the AG Fellowship Program will be accepted online during the specified application window, September 20, 2021-October 29, 2021. IMPORTANT ACTION ITEM: Prior to preparing and submitting your application documents, carefully review the instructions provided here: https://ag.ny.gov/
Applications for the AG Fellowship Program consist of the following five (5) documents. Please click on the document name to learn more:
- A current resume;
- A cover letter;
- A law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable);
- A writing sample; and a
- A list of three (3) professional or academic references.
To submit your application online, please click on the link provided below: AG_FELLOWSHIP_PROGRAM_
Please note: You will not be able to access or amend your application once it has been submitted online. Submission of an incomplete or incorrect application may prevent or delay the consideration of your application. If you have questions about the AG Fellowship Program or need assistance with submitting your application, please send an email to AGFellowship@ag.ny.gov or call 212-416-8080.