The Department of Law offers unpaid internships and externships for school credit to first, second and third-year law students only. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience and course credit.
Interns must be in their first, second or third year of law school, have the ability to devote a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week, work a minimum of 10 to 12 weeks, and successfully complete a criminal background and fingerprint check.
NOTE: The Civil Litigation & Employment Law, Criminal Justice, Office of the Attorney General, and Natural Resources Sections do not accept first-year law students.
To submit your application, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org containing a cover letter (attention Intern Review Committee), resume, short writing sample (10 pages or less), and unofficial transcript (first-year students may apply without a transcript, but must supplement their application with a transcript as soon as grades are received).
Cover letter must include a statement of why the applicant wishes to work in the Colorado Office of the Attorney General, and which section(s) the applicant is interested in. More information about what each section does can be found at https://coag.gov/about-us/office-sections. Please label the application, or each document if submitting individual documents, with your last name, first initial and document type. Example: SmithJ_FallApplication or SmithJ_FallCoverLtr.
Applicants will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of their application. Should an applicant be selected for an interview, he or she will be contacted by an attorney in the section seeking interns.
Each section has a limited number of positions and often fills positions nine months to a year in advance. Students are hired on a rolling basis, so the Hiring Status Chart below will guide you in the hiring status of each section.
Hiring Status Chart
The chart below lists the current openings available within the Office’s sections. Positions occasionally become available after being posted as filled, so we encourage you to check our website regularly to review a section’s status.
An asterisk denotes internships have been filled for that semester. If an asterisk is not posted next to a semester, the section is still accepting applications. All semesters are 2020.
|Office of the Attorney General||Spring*, Summer, Fall|
|Business & Licensing||Spring*, Summer*, Fall|
|Civil Litigation & Employment Law||Spring*, Summer, Fall|
|Consumer Protection||Spring*, Summer, Fall|
|Criminal Appeals||Spring*, Summer, Fall|
|Criminal Justice – Special Pros.||Spring*, Summer, Fall|
|Natural Resources & Environment||Spring*, Summer*, Fall|
|Revenue & Utilities||Spring*, Summer, Fall|
|State Services||Spring*, Summer*, Fall*|