Summer Fellowships

Public service is one of Colorado Law’s core values. Our Summer Fellowship program provides financial support to Colorado Law students pursuing unpaid and extremely lowly paid summer public service job opportunities.

Fellowships are available for public service work, with the exception of judicial internships and for-credit externships. Some fellowships are specific to particular practice areas, e.g. environmental law, public policy, and civil rights. Others, such as the Public Service Summer Fellowship (PSSF), are available for any practice area. The PSSF provides awards to the largest number of students. Students should apply for any and all of our Summer Fellowships for which they believe their summer work qualifies.

To receive a fellowship, a student needs to secure and commit to (and it is best to do so before applying for one of our fellowships) a public service summer position. Funding amounts vary and most are limited to unpaid or extremely lowly paid work. Fellowships and instructions on how to apply are posted in CDOnline’s job postings section during the application window. The application window is announced to all Colorado Law students by email to the class listservs.

Below, we have highlighted the Summer Fellowships available exclusively to Colorado Law students. CDOnlinePSJD, and the Government Honors and Internship Handbook (accessible via your CDOnline homepage) are extremely helpful resources for finding public service summer jobs. If you would like help with your summer job search strategy, we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with a member of Colorado Law’s CDO staff.

Please read the following FAQ’s for information about eligibility, application details, and other important information about Colorado Law’s Summer Fellowship program.