The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) provides unpaid internships for motivated undergraduate students and individuals. Interns are selected based on factors such as scholastic achievement, grade-point average, demonstrated leadership skills, participation in extracurricular activities, and communication skills.
Internships are unique and tailored to each intern's needs, interests, and schedule. The agency has three internship terms: Spring (January through April), Summer (May through August), and Fall (September through December).
To apply for an OAG internship, interested individuals must submit a completed cover letter and résumé via email to: [email protected]. The cover letter must identify at least two divisions in which the intern would like to be placed and the preferred internship term. A list of divisions can be found in our brochure. Selected interns are chosen on a rolling basis.
Law Clerk Program
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Texas has a robust law clerk program that provides excellent opportunities for law students around the country to gain first-hand experience in the rewarding and diverse legal work of the OAG. Law clerks are selected through law school fairs (e.g., Sunbelt Diversity Recruitment Program), on-campus interviews (OCI) at Texas law schools, and online applications. Law clerks work under the direct supervision of Assistant Attorneys General (AAGs) and engage in a variety of activities, including research, legal writing, and shadowing AAGs. Summer clerkships are generally for six to eight weeks. Although most clerkships are in Austin, the OAG does offer some clerkships in other Texas cities, including Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
Important Dates for Interested Students
Summer 2022: Sunbelt Diversity Recruitment Program interviews
August 1, 2022: First day 2L non-OCI applicants may apply
Fall 2022: On-campus interviews for 2Ls at Texas schools
October 14, 2022: Last day 2L non-OCI applicants may apply
December 1, 2022: First day 1L non-OCI applicants may apply
January 31, 2023: Last day 1L non-OCI applicants may apply
Spring 2023: On-campus interviews for 1Ls at University of Texas (Texas Law Consortium Table Talk)
How To Apply
To apply, interested law students must submit a cover letter and résumé via email to [email protected]. The cover letter must identify at least three OAG divisions for possible placement.
Descriptions of OAG divisions can be found in the Law Clerk Program Brochure (PDF).
Additionally, the OAG hosts law clerks during the fall and spring semesters. To apply, interested law students must submit a cover letter and résumé via email to [email protected]. The cover letter must identify at least three OAG divisions for possible placement. Descriptions of OAG divisions can be found in the Law Clerk Program Brochure (PDF).