Career Opportunities

About the Office

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and recognized as a 2021 Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota and a 2022 Top Workplace USA  — has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.  We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who could all work elsewhere but choose public service as a calling, and we are actively building an internal culture that supports that calling. 

Current Openings

Assistant Attorney General
Attorney General Keith Ellison is accepting applications on a rolling basis from attorneys at all levels of experience who are interested in a career of public service and representing the government in significant lawsuits to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.

Assistant Attorney General - Civil Commitment / Criminal
Closing Date: 6/30/2022 - Posting Number: 56697
The Office is seeking an attorney with at least 5 years of experience practicing in the area of civil commitment and criminal law. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified professional to join a highly committed team that handles important public safety and legal matters for the State of Minnesota.

Assistant Attorney General - Tax Litigation Division
Closing Date: 7/7/2022 - Posting Number: 56757
The Attorney General’s Office seeks an experienced attorney to join its Tax Litigation Division which is housed in the Solicitor General’s Section of the Office. The attorney’s primary caseload will involve representing the Minnesota Department of Revenue in tax protests filed with the Minnesota Tax Court, a specialized court with the jurisdiction to hear and determine matters related to Minnesota’s tax laws.

Externship Fall 2022 - Conviction Review Unit
Application accepted until positions are filled. 
The newly established Conviction Review Unit creates an ideal setting for externs. Students will complete a variety of work, and they can do so remotely. Externs will screen cases as they come to the CRU. Externs will research information about the applicant’s conviction, sentence, and post-conviction proceedings.

Extern/Law Clerk - Fall 2022
Applications will be accepted each semester until positions are filled.
The Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is accepting applications from law school students interested in an appointment as an extern or law clerk in the Office. The Student Extern will be working with the Statewide Expungement Program and will be assisting with reviewing applications, maintaining files, and drafting proposed orders and stipulations.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence, and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age. Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to apply to an open position please contact KC Moua at or 651-757-1279.