General Volunteer and Internship Information
The Attorney General’s Office values volunteers and the work that they do to assist the citizens of Washington. By becoming a volunteer with the Attorney General’s Office you will have an opportunity to contribute your talents by assisting the public, while gaining valuable experience in an assortment of different locations and divisions.
The Attorney General’s Office has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Whether you are looking to obtain on-the-job experience or school credit, we can help you find an opportunity to fit your needs.
The Human Resources Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office has a volunteer opportunity for a student enrolled in a Business or Human Resources Program. This opportunity will provide practical work experience with the Human Resources Recruitment team. This is an unpaid externship, although school credit may be earned depending on program requirements.
This position has a time commitment of 8-12 hours per week and a three-month commitment. This timeframe may be extended depending on project status and candidate availability.
What We Provide:
The opportunity to work with and meet peers who are dedicated to public service
An opportunity to make a difference utilizing your talents
Valuable work experience in a professional environment
Hands on experience utilizing state of the art office equipment and software
Training that is relevant to the volunteer opportunity
Expectations and Desired Qualifications:
Basic computer experience
Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, scanners, and multi-line telephones
How to Apply:
If you are interested in assisting the Attorney General’s Office realize our vision “to be the best public law office in the United States, proudly contributing to the greatness of Washington”, then follow the application instructions outlined below.
Complete the volunteer application
Attach a cover letter illustrating what type of opportunity you are seeking, when you would like to start, the number of hours you are available to commit and what skills you can contribute to the office
Attach a current resume
Provide three professional references with current telephone numbers
Submit the above listed materials via email to HRemployment@atg.wa.gov
Please note: Volunteers to the AGO are also subject to the guidelines for the criminal conviction screening process in response to the Fair Chance Act that went into effect in June of 2018. FCA prohibits employers from automatically or categorically excluding individuals with a criminal record from consideration before determining that they are otherwise qualified for the position.
As the final phase in the volunteer application process, the Human Resources Office will contact the volunteer applicant to complete the separate criminal conviction screening process.
The Attorney General's Office respects and encourages diversity in the work force.
The Office of the Attorney General 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 service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process or requiring any information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at (360) 586-7693. Those in need of accommodation for a hearing impairment may contact Telecommunication Relay Services, a resource for TTY users, by dialing 711 or (800) 833-6388.