Summer Internships/Fellowships



American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado - NOT PAID - Summer internships available in the intake department and in the legal department.

Go to Deadline: None.

Colorado Attorney General's Office - $12/hour - Internships in a variety of departments including consumer protection, criminal justice/appellate, business and licensing, state services, employment law, litigation, and natural resources. Accept application from 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls.

Send application to: Beth Lipscomb; Administrative Services; Department of Law, 1525 Sherman St., 5th Floor; Denver, CO 80203 or call (303) 866-5123. Deadline: Begin reviewing applications in late February.

Colorado Legal Services - $10/hour - Internships in the Denver office funded by Equal Justice of America. 100 hour minimun, 150 hour maximum. NOT ONLY SUMMER internships, offered year-round. CD-ROM in PISA office with additional information on Equal Justice Fellowships.

Send resume to: Colorado Legal Services; C/O Gail Lorenz; 1905 Sherman St., Suite 400; Denver, CO 80203 or call (303) 866-9306. Deadline: Unknown.

Colorado Legal Services (Migrant Division) - $1,350/month - Summer internships in the Migrant Division. MUST SPEAK SPANISH.

Send resume to: Colorado Legal Services; C/O Gail Lorenz; 1905 Sherman St., Suite 400; Denver, CO 80203 or call (303) 866-9306. Deadline: Unknown.

Colorado State Public Defender - $1,982.00 per month - Paid summer interships and volunteer year-round internships. Must have completed 2nd year to be eligible for summer position. Interviews begin in November.

Send cover letter and resume to: David S. Kaplan; Colorado State Public Defender; 110 16th St., Suite 800; Denver, CO 80202. E-mail or call (303) 620-4888. Deadline: Unknown.

Jefferson County District Attorney - Pay unknown - Volunteer or credit positions for anyone (summer or school-year). Paid positions for 3Ls or summer before 3rd year.. Chance to actually appear in court as 3L.

Write to: Donna Skinner-Reed; Chief Deptuy District Attorney; First Judicial District Attorney's Office; 500 Jefferson County Parkway; Golden, CO 80401. Or call: 303-271-6800. Deadline: Unknown.

United States Attorney's Office / District of Colorado - Some paid, some unpaid, some work-study - Interships in both the civil division and the criminal division during the summer and the school year.

Contact Marilyn Ferguson at (303) 454-0117 or e-mail . Deadline: No set deadline, but extensive security verification, so apply early.

Other Areas

Goldmark Internships - $9,500 - Summer internships serving legal needs of the poor located in Washington STATE. For 2Ls only.

Information at Deadline: October 13.

Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowships for Social and Economic Justice - $2,000 - Numerous public-interest opportunities in a variety of locations protecting the civil rights of oppressed people.

See application packet for details. E-mail Sandy at to find out how to get a copy.

Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago - Provides legal services to the poor in a variety of areas.

Mail inquiries to: Richard Cozzola and Lisa Palumbo; Supervisory Attorneys; Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago; 111 West Jackson; Chicago, IL 60604 (312-341-1070). Deadline: January 1.

NAPIL/VISTA Summer Legal Corps - $600-900/month + $1,000 - Provides opportunities to work in projects addressing Indian/tribal law, domestic violence, migrant worker's rights, housing, and other in various communitites nationwide. $600-900 living stipend and $1000 education award upon completion of program.

Applications to be mailed to career services in January. For more information, e-mail

National Lawyer's Guild - $2,000 - Offers summer internships with a variety of organizations.

Information at Deadline: Must be postmarked by January 31.

PIRG's (Public Interest Research Groups) - Request Outside Funding - Work to achieve policy changes in a variety of public-interest areas. Opportunities in a number of large cities throughout the nation. Strongly suggest that you find funding, but may fund if necessary.

For more information, go to

Public Interest Law Initiative - Well-paid - Dozens of paid public-interest internships in the Chicago area.

Information at Deadline: Apply as early as possible, final deadline March 1.

U.S. Department of Justice - $2,000/month - Internships with the DOJ in a variety of areas including criminal, civil right, housing, etc.

Information and application at Deadline: September 24.

Wyoming Outdoor Council - For Credit - Environmental externship in Lander Wyoming for the summer. See PISA notebook for details.

Send cover letter, resume, and a letter of recommendation to Tom Darin; Staff Attorney and Director of Public Lands and Resources; Wyoming Outdoor Council; 262 Lincoln St.; Lander, Wyoming 82520 or e-mail for information. Deadline: ASAP.


Colorado Supreme Court Judicial Fellowships - Allows students to work as judicial clerks for the Colorado Supreme Court for eight weeks.

See the law school financial aid office for application. Deadline: Unknown.

Jonathan B. Chase Human Rights Fellowship - Stipend awarded through the law school to enable a student to spend a summer working on legal matters that raise human rights issues.

See the law school financial aid office for application. Deadline: Unknown.

NAPIL Summer Corps (separate program from NAPIL/VISTA) - $1000 award to design an internship at the organization of your choosing.

Application to be distributed to career services offices in January. See for more information.

National Lawyer's Guild (CU Chapter) - $1500 fellowship for a law-related summer public-interest project.

For additional application information, contact Sandy Felkey Mullins at

* There is a binder in the PISA office with more information on many of these opportunities and with opportunities that may not be on the website (including a large list of fellowships that was provided by the NLG).