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Attorney General Fellowship Program

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG)
Published
August 23, 2022
Location
NYC, Albany & Buffalo, NY
Category
Legal  
Job Type

Description

Applications Accepted August 15 - September 30, 2022

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking applicants for its 2023 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.

For the 2023 AG Fellowship Program, we have placements in the following locations: New York City, Albany and Buffalo. Fellows will be placed in a bureau/division within the OAG based upon consideration of their specified location preference 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 2023 AG Fellowship Program will commence in September 2023 and conclude in August 2025. The annual salary for the fellowship is $76,500 plus benefits including paid leave; health, dental and vision insurance; retirement programs; and access to workplace 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.

Fellowship Applicants
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 is not required.

Eligible applicants are law students who are currently in their final year of law school and will graduate by June 2023. Applicants selected for the AG Fellowship Program will be required to sit for the next offered 2023 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 requirements, please click here.

Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of vaccination status is a condition of employment for this placement. If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be required to provide regular negative COVID- 19 PCR test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact recruitment@ag.ny.gov.

Application Process
Applications for the AG Fellowship Program will be accepted online during the specified application window, August 15-September 30, 2022. IMPORTANT ACTION ITEM: Prior to preparing and submitting your application documents, carefully review the instructions provided here:
https://ag.ny.gov/AGFellowship

Applications for the AG Fellowship Program will consist of the following four (4) documents.
Please click on the document name to learn more:
1) A current resume;
2) A cover letter;
3) A writing sample;
4) A list of three (3) professional or academic references.

To submit your application online, please click on this link: AG_FELLOWSHIP_PROGRAM_2023-25

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.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.