Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

 

The Attorney General’s Office is the largest public sector legal office in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorney General Maura Healey is the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth. Her office serves as an advocate and resource for the Commonwealth, its residents, and businesses in many areas, including protecting consumers, combating fraud and corruption, protecting civil rights, and promoting meaningful economic recovery. The Attorney General's Office is organized into six distinct bureaus. The divisions and teams within each bureau have distinct missions, and work closely together to ensure the Attorney General’s Office provides the highest level of public protection.

At the Attorney General’s Office, interns will be part of “The People’s Law Firm”. The Office is a professional, collaborative work environment where over 500 employees work together with a shared commitment to serving the interests of the Commonwealth. Whether working directly with our residents, or supporting our talented and dedicated staff, interns’ work here will contribute to a higher mission of serving the public and making a difference in the lives of others. We invite you to check out the work of our office at www.mass.gov/ago

City/State

Boston, MA

Internship Description

 

The PICS intern will be assigned to the Consumer Advocacy and Response Division within the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau. The Consumer Advocacy & Response Division receives and reviews complaints, advocates on behalf of Massachusetts consumers, and implements settlements entered into by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) in various areas relating to the Office’s consumer protection efforts, including debt collection; mortgage lending and servicing; housing; automobile sales and lending; utilities; and professional services. The Division also provides referrals and other assistance to consumers, performs research, engages in community outreach, and participates in public education trainings.

Interns will learn state and federal consumer laws and will assist the Division in its important work. Interns can expect to gain exposure to a busy government office and to be an integral part of the division team. Interns are also able to participate in a number of the planned trainings and events of the Summer Legal Intern Program.

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format
10

May 31 - August 5

9:00am 5:00pm Yes No In person

Internship Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow instructions and complete assignments
  • A sincere interest in public service.

Additional Qualifications

We are looking for a team player with a can-do attitude and an interest in supporting the work of our Office.

Writing Sample Required?

None

Special Requirements

  • Background Check