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Careers & Internships

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado employs over 160 individuals, including Assistant United States Attorneys and a variety of professional staff members.  

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 people with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate their needs.

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 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.  Attorney vacancies are posted at https://www.usajobs.gov/.

**HERE'S A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AT THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE THROUGH HIRING AT THE DENVER CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE:

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Support Positions

Vacancy announcements for professional staff positions are issued as openings occur and include information such as the opening and closing dates, area of consideration, qualification requirements, and application procedures.  Professional staff vacancies are posted at https://www.usajobs.gov/.

Law Student Internships

Law student internships are available year-round for both the Civil and Criminal Divisions.  The primary duties are research and writing.  Assignments include responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs.  Law student interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the 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, law student interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany attorneys to observe court proceedings.

Applications are reviewed by Law Clerk Committee
Email:  usaco.internships@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact:  Cheriene Nowick, Law Student Coordinator

Updated September 30, 2022

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