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The United States Attorney's Office, the District of Colorado, employs over 125 employees. Positions include Assistant United States Attorneys, law students, college and/or high school students, and a variety of professional and support staff positions. The office values diversity and seeks to provide an inclusive, rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds. Additional information about employment opportunities with our office may be found at the links below.

The office is committed to equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. The office welcomes applications from persons with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons.

Because of the sensitive nature of many matters handled by the U.S. Attorney's Office, all employment offers are contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation by the Department of Justice. Selected applicants may or may not be subject to drug testing by urinalysis prior to appointment.

Attorney Positions

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) are some of the best and the brightest lawyers in the nation and they undertake some of the most challenging and rewarding tasks in the legal profession. All positions for Assistant U.S. Attorney are hired directly by the United States Attorney, after appropriate interviews. Applicants for AUSA positions will only be considered when a specific position becomes available.
Thank you for your interest in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado.

Send your information to:

Assistant U.S. Attorney Applicants
Attn: Human Resource Office
1801 California Street, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202

Support Positions

Positions at the U.S. Attorney's Office vary from a variety of legal support positions to administrative and professional positions. Vacancy announcements are issued as openings occur and include information such as the opening and closing dates, area of consideration, qualification requirements, and application procedures.

Click Link Below for the current employment opportunities within the United States Government:
Complete Listing of Federal Job Openings

The U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado, is an equal opportunity employer.

Law Student Positions

Law student positions are available year-round at the United States Attorney's Office, Denver, Colorado, for both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. We accept work-study, internships, externships, fellowships, and volunteers. Presently, there are no paid positions (except for work-study). The primary duty of the law student is research and writing. Assignments include, but are not limited to, responsive motions, dispositive pleadings, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. The position allows the student to become familiar with the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition to research and writing, students may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.

The District of Colorado is currently seeking outstanding candidates to serve as legal interns for summer 2018. The start and end dates are negotiable, and we ask that our interns commit to at least six weeks of service.

To apply for a summer 2018 volunteer law student position, please apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482185200


The summer vacancy announcement is open through Monday, January 29, 2018.

Application packages should include a short cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and a copy of your unofficial law school transcript or proof of enrollment. Hiring decisions are made largely on the quality of the submitted writing sample. The United States Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.


Cheriene Nowick
Law Student Coordinator
United States Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado

Student Volunteer Program

The U.S. Attorney's Office has a student volunteer program. Student volunteers perform service without pay, but sometimes can earn college credit through their college or university. To be eligible, students must be enrolled not less than half-time in an educational institution. Written agreements between the educational institution and the U.S. Attorney's Office are prepared and adhered to. Students are assigned duties which directly relate to their course of study. Student volunteers are not federal government employees. However, time spent as a student volunteer is documented. Any student interested in applying for this program should submit their resume to:

United States Attorney's Office
Attn: Human Resources (Volunteer)
1801 California Street, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202

Updated October 27, 2017

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