Extended! Hill and Robbins Public Interest Paid Internship – due 2/19

CDO Notes:
1. This opportunity has been extended to 2/19.
2. One application requirement has been modified: applicants need only submit 3 references (instead of 3 letters of recommendation) along with a cover letter and resume.

This year’s Hill & Robbins Intern, a first or second year law student will be selected as the recipient of the 2016 Hill & Robbins Paid Internship and will be placed with the Colorado Lawyers Committee and will have an opportunity to work on various pro bono public interest projects relating to poverty issues and children. The first portion of the Internship is 100 hours of work during the spring semester of 2016 for which time the Intern is paid at the rate of $10 per hour. The second phase is full-time work for ten weeks during the summer of 2016. For this effort, the student will receive a $3,000 stipend. The optional third portion of the project, in the fall of 2016, consists of preparation of a paper related to the activities and work performed during the Internship. The Intern will receive independent study credit for the fall semester as per agreement with his or her law school.

The Intern will be required to have strong analytic, research and writing skills as well as the ability to work well with people. The Hill & Robbins Intern should be an individual with absolute reliability, initiative, responsibility and a strong commitment to public interest law.

The 2016 Intern will work under the supervision of Constance C. Talmage, Esq., Executive Director of the Colorado Lawyers Committee. The Lawyers Committee is a consortium of 58 law firms dedicated to providing and increasing opportunities for children, the poor, and other disadvantaged communities through advocacy, negotiation, and litigation. The lawyers and others who donate their time through the Colorado Lawyers Committee focus primarily on systemic changes, rather than on representation of individuals. For a complete description of the Colorado Lawyers Committee, please visit www.ColoradoLawyersCommittee.org. The Hill & Robbins Internship was established in 1996 to encourage law students to do work in the public interest. Each year, a student from the University of Colorado or the University of Denver is awarded the internship to work on a public interest project either through the Colorado Lawyers Committee or Colorado Legal Services (CLS). Past projects have included the Casillas Pesticide Project to improve the health of Colorado migrant farm workers, the Giardino school capital construction litigation, the Taylor Ranch litigation, and various other ongoing projects within the Colorado Lawyers Committee and CLS.

Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume, along with a sheet with 3 references concerning the applicant’s research and writing skills and suitability for the position. Interviews will be held in late February and early March.

Symplicity ID # 12530

By Judy Stein
Judy Stein Career Consultant Judy Stein