Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

Student Fellowship Opportunities

The New Mexico Department of Justice (NMDOJ) provides year-round opportunities for law, graduate, and undergraduate students interested in working for New Mexico’s largest and most dynamic public law office. The number of positions available depends upon current needs and available funding. Fellows at the NMDOJ often have diverse legal interests and may have the opportunity to work in a variety of different legal fields, including: administrative law, civil litigation and appeals, consumer protection, criminal prosecution and appeals, environmental protection and utilities law, Medicaid fraud, and other various areas of law and policy.

During the fall and spring academic semesters Fellows may work in the office as volunteer clerks or through an externship to receive school credit. Those interested in an opportunity to receive school credit should discuss logistics with their academic and career service advisers. While the office works to house most semester positions in Albuquerque or Santa Fe, it is possible that occasional travel to either office depending on duties assigned.

The NMDOJ’s summer fellowship program is focused on providing meaningful, substantive experience for particularly motivated law students. In addition to unique hands-on work experience the office provides law clerks with opportunities to engage in group discussions related to work in the office, speakers invited to share practical experience, social opportunities, and other activities to supplement their summer work experience. The office may provide a limited number of full-time paid summer fellowship positions as well as a limited number of unpaid volunteer or externship positions.

What Awaits You:
• Meaningful Connections: Forge relationships that extend beyond your fellowship term.
• Professional Development: Elevate your career prospects with practical skills and knowledge.
• Impactful Work: Contribute to real-world projects that matter.
• Memories: Create unforgettable moments during your time with us.

For more information or questions regarding Fellowship opportunities, contact our Recruiting and Training Coordinator Stephanie Errickson at recruiting@nmag.gov. 

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    Application Deadlines

    Applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply early for best consideration. Program dates are approximate and may be subject to alteration. 

    Semester Program Dates (Approx.) Best Consideration Apply By
    Spring
    January to April
    November 1
    Summer
    May to August
    February 1
    Fall
    August to November
    June 1