Washington State Law Clerk Internship/Externship for Academic Year in Washington


The Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is an excellent place to earn academic credit for qualified law students.

The AGO serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The mission of the Office is to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and citizens of the state of Washington. The Office is comprised of over 550 attorneys and 700 professional staff. Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace.


We invite students to apply for consideration of a law clerk externship during the academic year, timing their application so it coincides with their own needs and the needs of their school’s externship program, by hitting “apply” above and uploading all required documents (i.e., letter of interest, resume and letter of recommendation/reference.) Please note that those seeking asummer externship must apply via the formal spring recruitment program. Upon receipt, the application material will be reviewed and, if approved, disseminated to the divisions of interest for consideration. It is important to note that not all divisions are able to entertain externs. You will want to allow the divisions’ sufficient time to review your application and thus you are encouraged to submit the application material well in advance of planning your academic schedule.

We are confident that the experience gleaned from clerking with this office will meet or exceed the substantive experience requirement of any law school externship program. For our part, division supervisors are committed to ensuring that as sponsors, all supervisory duties and requirements specified by the law school are met. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the law student to ensure mastery of and compliance with his or her law school’s specific program requirements.


Students must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school during the duration of their service. In addition, the AGO seeks applicants who are committed to public service as demonstrated by an applicant’s background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm for public law practice. We also seek applicants with a diverse background in education, previous work experience, law school activities, extracurricular activities, community service and areas of interest that enhance our office.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Letrice Tobin at (206) 587-5613 orLetrice.Tobin@atg.wa.gov.

This Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 orwww.washingtonrelay.com

Job Type: Volunteer

Job Number: 2015-05311

Department: Attorney General's Office

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: See Position Description

Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA