Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).  At this time the AGO is following the guidance set forth by the Governor and the State Department of Health to maintain social distancing.  Accordingly, the AGO has suspended the General Volunteer & Internship program at this time.


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.

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 via www.careers.wa.gov;
  • Upload 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;
  • Upload a current resume; and
  • Provide three professional references with current telephone numbers

If you have questions or need clarification regarding volunteer opportunities, please send your questions 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.


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 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.