The Migrant Division of Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is a statewide division that provides legal representation to migrant farm workers. We litigate cases in the federal and state courts as well as perform administrative advocacy involving the working conditions of farm workers (e.g., wages, pesticides, workers’ compensation and human trafficking), immigration law cases, as well as cases occasionally related to housing, benefits or civil rights. We also have a comprehensive community education program that involves outreach to workers at labor camps and working with community-based groups. The client community is comprised primarily of Latino migrant & seasonal farm workers.
DUTIES: Duties of interns will include outreach to labor camps throughout the state; intake and interviewing; informal advocacy on behalf of workers concerning wages, working conditions (including human trafficking), housing and immigration. Interns will also assist with legal research and writing related to current litigation.
QUALIFICATIONS: Students who have completed their first year of law school. Must be diligent and have dedication and sensitivity to serving the legal needs of migrant farm workers. Spanish speaking required. Must be willing to work at night and travel within Colorado.
COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid volunteer internship. We are happy to cooperate with interns to secure funding or credit. All travel and mileage expenses incurred during work will be reimbursed.
HOW TO APPLY: Please mail or email cover letter, resume, transcripts and list of three references to:
MFWD Intern Program / Attn: Amy Wood Ocaña
COLORADO LEGAL SERVICES
1905 Sherman St., Ste. 400
Denver, CO 80203
Colorado Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through May 30, 2017.