Opportunities and Internships in the
Consumer Protection Division
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Do you like to help people? Are you interested in experiencing the
workings of a law enforcement agency? Do you live in the Baltimore
or Largo area? Then come volunteer in the Attorney General's Consumer Protection
volunteers provide an invaluable service to Maryland consumers.
They respond to consumer inquiries on the telephone hotline, and
mediate consumer complaints against businesses and health care providers.
They settle disputes in sales, repairs, debt collection, defective
products, false advertising, health spas, housing and medical bills.
Volunteers receive training in mediation and learn valuable skills.
Division's Mediation Unit is open weekdays between 8:00 and 5:00,
and volunteers are asked to work 10 hours per week. They are
reimbursed at the rate of $9 stipend per day. The Consumer Protection
Division is located in a convenient downtown Baltimore location,
and Metro, museums, shops, restaurants and other attractions. We also have volunteers working in our Prince Georges County office in Largo.
The Consumer Protection Division offers college and law school students
a variety of internship opportunities. Interns are trained in local,
state and federal consumer protection laws, gain valuable conflict
resolution skills and experience firsthand the workings of a state
law enforcement agency.
Interns mediate complaints about most goods and services,
credit and housing, and provide consumer tips and legal information
via our telephone hotline.
Advocacy Interns mediate consumer complaints against
health care providers and insurers, respond to consumer inquiries
via our telephone hotline and research current health policy and
should have good verbal and written communication skills and an
interest in dispute resolution, consumer advocacy, governmental
affairs or health policy. All majors will be considered. A minimum
of 10 hours per week is required. See your career center, internship
coordinator or sponsoring professor for academic credit approval.