The Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center is a three-pronged grant funded, non-profit organization that is designed to provide victims of violent crimes (Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Homicide, Stalking, etc.) with a more meaningful and positive interaction with the criminal and civil legal process. In the Victim Rights Act Program (VRA Program), RMvlc represents victims to ensure their rights are upheld during the course of a criminal case. Some victims seek out RMvlc to help them navigate through the complexities and potential pitfalls of the criminal justice system. Other victims want us to provide independent legal advice, protect their privacy rights, or litigate on their behalf. Victims of violence deserve the same support, rights, and representation that defendants receive in the criminal justice system. It is our mission to increase legal options for victims of violence. Additionally, RMvlc hosts The Legal Information Network of Colorado (LINC), which is a collaborative network that provides confidential, no-cost, comprehensive legal information services for crime victims in Denver County. LINC brings together all of the legal resources available to victims and streamlines the process so victims can focus on their recovery and well-being. Finally, RMvlc is a collaborative partner to the Civil Legal Services for Crime Victims Statewide Special Project (Statewide Project). This project seeks to create and implement a plan to increase the continuum of services for a variety of civil legal needs of the crime victim through increased training opportunities for professionals, providing accurate legal information to victims, and developing programs to increase the access to direct representation.
Legal interns will be working approximately 70% with the VRA program and 30% with the LINC and Statewide Project. Interns are expected to conduct complex legal research often with specific focus on privacy, criminal law, and constitutional law issues both at the state and federal level; draft legal briefs, motions, and interoffice memorandums of law; assist in creating training materials for appropriate agencies in the criminal justice system; attend court proceedings with RMvlc attorneys; and provide technical assistance for prosecutors, law enforcement, victim advocates, and other community based service providers. The Fall and Spring internships and externships are part-time, unpaid positions. Summer internships and externships are full-time unpaid positions.
Criteria for applicants:
Ideal candidates will have strong research and writing skills, an understanding of the criminal justice process, a desire to work with victims of violent crimes, a desire to work with a non-profit administration, good organizational skills, and a general motivation to change the world.
Application Materials required:
Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample, References
Submit applications to:
Kelly Dixon firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center
899 Logan Street, Ste. 512
Denver, CO 80203