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Office of the Attorney General Internship

Office of the Attorney General Internship

The Attorney General represents the United States in legal matters generally and gives advice and opinions to the President and to the heads of the executive departments of the Government when so requested.

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Internship FAQs
 
  • <A class=red href=“#1”>What will my duties be as an intern?
  • <A class=red href=“#2”>How will I be assigned to a section or agency?
  • <A class=red href=“#3”>Where is OAG located?
  • <A class=red href=“#4”>How do I get to the Wilson Building?
  • <A class=red href=“#5”>How do I get to One Judiciary Square?
  • <A class=red href=“#6”>Where are the divisions and sections located in One Judiciary Square?
  • <A class=red href=“#7”>How do I get to the Child Protection Sections?
  • <A class=red href=“#8”>How do I get to the Mental Health Section?
  • <A class=red href=“#9”>How do I get to the Economic Development Section?
  • <A class=red href=“#10”>What will be my work hours?
  • <A class=red href=“#11”>What should I wear at the Office?
  • <A class=red href=“#12”>Can I obtain Metrocards to commute to and from OAG?
  • <A class=red href=“#13”>What type of training will I receive?
  • <A class=red href=“#14”>How many students intern at OAG?
  • <A class=red href=“#15”>Where does OAG recruit its interns?

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What will my duties be as an intern?

Interns at OAG have an unparalleled opportunity to gain substantive knowledge of the law, hands-on experience in the practice of law, and valuable insight into the legal profession, the courts, and government. Interns work closely with their assigned attorneys. Among other things, interns attend court and client/witness meetings, observe depositions, conduct legal research, draft legal memoranda and court filings, prepare responses to discovery, and assist in trial preparation.

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How will I be assigned to a section or agency?

The OAG Intern Coordinator assigns interns to a division, section, or agency based upon the preference stated in their applications and upon the needs of the office. The Chief of a section or the Intern Liaison of an agency will assign an intern to a particular attorney or attorneys based upon the needs of the section or agency.

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Where is OAG located?

OAG has offices in five different locations. The Attorney General and the Legal Counsel Division are located with the Executive Office of the Mayor and the City Council in the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 409, Washington, DC 20004. The majority of the divisions and sections within OAG are located in One Judiciary Square, 441 Fourth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. The Child Protection Sections are co-located with the Child and Family Services Agency at 400 6th Street, SW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20024. The Mental Health Section is located in the Peoples Building at 64 New York Avenue, NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002. The Economic Development Section is located at 801 North Capitol Street, NE, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20001. The General Counsel Offices of the various agencies are located with their client agencies.

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How do I get to the Wilson Building?

The Wilson Building is located on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue, between 12th and 14th Streets. To get to the Wilson Building, take the Red, Blue, or Orange Line

to the Metro Center Station. Exit the station using the 13th and G Street Exit. Proceed south on 13th Street and cross first F Street and then E Street. After Freedom Plaza, proceed across Pennsylvania Avenue and turn right. Go past the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The next building is the Wilson Building.

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How do I get to One Judiciary Square?

One Judiciary Square is located adjacent to the Fourth Street Exit of the Judiciary Square Metro Station on the Red Line.

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Where are the divisions and sections located in One Judiciary Square?

The divisions and sections are located in One Judiciary Square as follows:

4th Floor, Suite 400 North

  • Appellate Division (Criminal)
  • Civil Enforcement Section, Public Safety Division
  • Consumer and Trade Protection Section, Public Safety Division
  • Criminal Section, Public Safety Division
  • Juvenile Section, Public Safety Division
  • Neighborhood and Victims Services Section, Public Safety Division
5th Floor, Suite 550 North
  • Child Support Services Division
6th Floor, Suite 600 South

  • Appellate Division (Civil and Family)
  • Equity Sections, Civil Litigation Division
  • General Litigation Sections, Civil Litigation Division
  • Land Use and Public Works, Commercial Division
  • Legal Services Section, Commercial Division
  • Procurement Section, Commercial Division
  • Real Estate Section, Commercial Division
  • Tax, Bankruptcy & Finance Section, Commercial Division
10th Floor, Suite 1060 North
  • Personal and Labor Relations Section, Civil Litigation Division

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How do I get to the Child Protection Sections?

To get to the Child Protection Sections, take the Green, Blue, Orange, or Yellow Lines

to the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station. At L’Enfant Plaza, exit the station through the 7th & D Streets – Department of Transportation Exit. At the top of the escalator, make a left and proceed between the two buildings of the Department of Transportation. After approximately 50 feet, you will arrive at four steps which lead to the street level of 6th Street. Proceed across 6th Street, to an off-white brick building which has “Child and Family Services Agency” written on the front.

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How do I get to the Mental Health Section?

To get to the Mental Health Section, take the Red Line to the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U Metro Station. Exit the station using the Florida Avenue Exit. At Florida Avenue, make a left and continue along Florida Avenue for one block until you reach New York Avenue. At New York Avenue, make a left. The People’s Building is across the street at 64 New York Avenue. The words “People’s Building” are written in large, white letters on the front of the building.

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How do I get to the Economic Development Section?

To get to the Economic Development Section, take the Red Line to the Union Station Metro Station. Exit the station using the Massachusetts Avenue Exit. Walk towards Massachusetts Avenue from Union Station and make a left. Continue for one block along Massachusetts Avenue past the National Postal Museum until you reach North Capitol Street. At North Capitol Street, make a left and walk approximately 2½ blocks, crossing first G Street and then H Street. The Economic Development Section is located at 801 North Capitol Street.

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What will be my work hours?

The hours you work are dependent in large part upon the section and attorney(s) to which you are assigned. The standard tour of duty for all District employees is 8:45 am to 5:15 pm. However, some sections require their attorneys and staff to report earlier because of programmatic or court responsibilities. In addition, OAG recently launched an Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) pilot program, allowing attorneys to modify their work hours. All employees are nevertheless required to be in attendance during OAG’s core hours from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. You should discuss your work schedule with your assigned attorney.

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What should I wear at the Office?

The dress code for OAG is business and business casual. Interns need not wear suits unless they are instructed to do so by their attorney(s) or when they will be attending court, depositions, or important meetings. Jeans, t-shirts, tank tops, slippers, and other casual clothing is not permitted by the OAG dress code.

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Can I obtain Metrocards to commute to and from OAG?

Unfortunately, OAG is financially unable to purchase Metrocards for interns to commute to and from work. However, Metrocards are available to interns and employees when they are traveling to and from the office on official business.

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What type of training will I receive?

Interns at OAG receive a variety of training. In addition to invaluable on-the-job training, many divisions have training programs for their interns and all interns are encouraged to attend in-house training provided by OAG for its attorneys and staff.

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How many students intern at OAG?

In the summer, OAG hires between 120 and 140 interns. In the Fall and Spring semesters, there are approximately 40 to 60 interns.

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Where does OAG recruit its interns?

OAG recruits interns from undergraduate and law schools across the nation and the world. In the past, interns have come from almost every state in the Union and internationally from Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and Mexico.

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