To apply for a posted position please send a cover letter, resume and completed State of New Hampshire Application for Employment to:
New Hampshire Division of Personnel
28 School Street
Concord, NH 03301-6313
or online on the New Hampshire Division of Personnel website.
There currently are no positions available.
Please note that all prospective candidates must submit a State of New Hampshire Application For Employment in order to be considered for a support staff position at the Department of Justice. Applications can be obtained at the New Hampshire Division of Personnel, 25 Capitol Street, Concord, NH 03301 or online on the New Hampshire Division of Personnel website.
Attorney General Gordon MacDonald is the chief legal officer and chief law enforcement officer for the State of New Hampshire. The Attorney General acts as the State's lawyer in all civil and criminal cases in the Supreme Court and is responsible for the general supervision of all criminal law enforcement in the State of New Hampshire. He and his staff represent the interests of the State in all civil cases naming the State or any of its agencies or officials as a party. In cases involving federal law, the Attorney General represents the State’s interests before the federal courts. The Attorney General is also the legal advisor to the Governor and more than 100 state agencies, boards, commissions and institutions.
The New Hampshire Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General's Legal Internship Program, includes Fall and Spring semester internships as well as a Summer internship program. Dedication to the public sector is preferred. The internship program is designed for students currently enrolled in law school or a paralegal program. Interns are assigned to a specific bureau within the office. Although these positions are unpaid, many interns are fortunate enough to obtain scholarships from their law schools. Oftentimes, students are also able to obtain course credit for the internship or externship.
Interns have opportunities to assist with legal research and writing, observe legal proceedings, attend meetings and participate in a variety of activities in the department. We strive to make our internships valuable and rewarding for the law students who join us. Former participants have confirmed our success in this regard, and refer other students to our programs.
To express interest in a legal internship during the Fall or Spring semester, please submit a résumé, writing sample, list of references and cover letter stating your areas of interest, preference of bureau (i.e. - Criminal, Civil, Environmental, Consumer, Transportation and Construction or Charitable) and availability to the Legal Intern Coordinator at Sean.email@example.com. The Legal Intern Coordinator will review your application materials and forward them to appropriate bureau(s) for review. The qualifications and interest of the prospective intern in conjunction with the needs of the bureaus will determine potential placement. The individual bureaus will notify you directly if you are selected for an interview. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the Spring and Fall programs.
The Summer Legal Intern Program is a 10 week, full-time program. The 2019 Summer Legal Intern Program will run from Tuesday May 28, 2019 through Friday August 19, 2019. The program offers an invaluable learning opportunity and includes training, events and activities. To apply to the program, please forward your application materials to the Legal Intern Coordinator who will review and forward to the appropriate bureau(s). Each bureau will notify you directly if you are selected for an interview. Telephonic interviews may be possible for students attending laws school outside of New Hampshire.
Students interested in applying for the Summer Legal Intern Program are asked to submit a résumé, writing sample, list of references and cover letter stating areas of interest, preference of bureau (i.e. – Criminal, Civil, Environmental, Consumer, Transportation and Construction or Charitable) and availability to the Legal Intern Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews occur on a rolling basis until the available positions are filled.
For specific information about the mission of the department and various bureaus within the Attorney General’s Office, you may view our website at www.doj.nh.gov.
All applicants will be subject to a background investigation.
If you are interested in a Paralegal internship, please feel free to send in your materials and we will try to accommodate your requests.
Feel free to submit internship materials via mail to:
Sean Locke, Intern Coordinator
Attorney General's Office
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
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New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301