The District of Colorado is an energetic, forward-looking district comprised of three staff offices: Denver, Durango and Grand Junction. The office values diversity and seeks to provide an inclusive, rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds. The District contains a Criminal Division, Civil Division, and Appellate Division. The Criminal Division prosecutes violations of federal criminal law - types of cases include, but are not limited to: mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; and assaults. The Civil Division attorneys act as defense counsel for government agencies and employees. Types of case include, but are not limited to: discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); public land issues (quiet title, condemnation, land-use, access to public land, endangered species); bankruptcy; immigration; Federal Tort Claims Act (malpractice, etc.); and constitutional torts (Bivens). Civil Division attorneys also act as plaintiff's counsel in areas, which include, but are not limited to: Medicaid and Medicare fraud; the False Claims Act; the enforcement of CERCLA; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed.
The District of Colorado is seeking outstanding candidates for a spring 2016 legal internship to assist in our mission. The start and end dates are negotiable. We ask that our interns commit to at least six weeks of service.
Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. The interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the Colorado United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.
- Appellate Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Criminal Litigation
Acceptance of applications for these announcements will be limited to first-year (second semester), second and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. An eligible student is an individual who is enrolled in law school pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree and is taking at least half-time academic course load in an accredited university. Successful candidates must have outstanding academic records, superior writing skills and be in good academic standing at his/her university. Student interns must be United States citizens.
Applications must be submitted online and must include a resume, legal writing sample, and a current unofficial law school transcript. Please use the link below to apply for a spring 2016 internship. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/402911000
This announcement opens on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 and closes on Friday, August 14, 2015. No telephone calls please.