New York, New York

Posted Date

August 14, 2023

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Attorney General Fellowship Program

Applications Accepted August 14, 2023 – October 6, 2023

Program Details

The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is recruiting applicants for the 2024 Attorney General Fellowship Program. The following are some program highlights:

  • This is a two (2) year program for six (6) law school graduates.
  • Placements begin in September 2024 and conclude in August 2026.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in working as a public service attorney.
  • Fellows work as junior attorneys and receive training and mentorship.
  • Fellows work to protect the rights and interests of the state and people of New York.
  • Fellows gain hands-on legal experience by working on investigations, affirmative and defensive litigation, and public education and community outreach projects.

For 2024, we have placements available in the following locations: New York City, Syracuse and Nassau County (Long Island).  

  • Placement assignments take into the account the Fellows’ stated location preferences.
  • The AG Fellowship Team makes bureau assignments based on the needs of the OAG. We recommend applicants avoid requesting placements in specific bureaus.
  • Visit the About the Office and News & Media sections of the OAG’s public website to learn more.

Fellows receive a salary and benefits. 

  • The annual salary is $78,795 plus benefits.
  • Benefits include the following:
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement programs
  • Workplace flexibility programs and other family-friendly policies
  • A 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 applicants. Including the following:  

  • Creative thinkers.
  • Strong legal writing, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service and social, economic and criminal justice.
  • Fluency in other languages is a plus, but is not required.
  • 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.

Eligibility for the 2024 AG Fellowship Program, includes the following:

  • Law students who are graduating from their JD program during the academic year 2023-24.
  • Selected Fellows must sit for the next offered New York State bar exam after their graduation date.
  • Admission to the New York State Bar within the Fellow’s first year is a condition of continued employment.
  • Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State.
  • The Public Officers Law requires OAG attorneys be citizens of the United States.
  • To learn more about the AG Fellowship Program eligibility, please click here.

Application Process

Submit your application for the AG Fellowship Program online before close of business on October, 2023. Before submitting your application documents, please read the instructions provided here:

Applications for the AG Fellowship Program 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 legal writing sample; and a
  4. A list of three (3) professional or academic references.

Applications must be submitted online, click this link to apply: AG_FELLOWSHIP_PROGRAM_2024-26

Please note: Once submitted, you will not be able to access or edit your application.

Submitting an incomplete or incorrect application may prevent or delay consideration. If you have questions about the AG Fellowship Program or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact or 212-416-8080.