Colorado Attorney General’s Office of Revenue and Utilities Section: summer 2017 volunteer internship now available!

Hello Denver Law students!  A late-breaking summer legal internship is now available with the Colorado Attorney’s General’s Office in their Revenue and Utilities Section.  This AG section provides legal advice and representation for the State in four sub-units: the Public Utilities Commission Litigation (PUC) Unit, General Tax and Enforcement (GTE) Unit, Income Tax & Transportation (ITT) Unit, and Motor Vehicle & Enforcement (MVE) Unit.

Although it is too late to arrange an externship for credit for this summer, this opportunity is available as a volunteer internship and to satisfy Denver Law’s Public Service Requirement (50 hours of supervised, uncompensated, legal public service work).   If you are interested in this opportunity and you have not yet secured a summer experience to supplement summer classes, we encourage you to apply!  Please email Career Consultant John McKee if you have any questions on applying, the CDO is happy to assist you!  jmckee@law.du.edu

Opportunity: Summer/Full-Time, Summer/Part-Time, Unpaid Externship

Title: Attorney General Revenue & Utilities Section Volunteer Internship, Summer 2017

Employer: Office of the Attorney General (Denver, CO)

CDO NOTE:
Although this summer 2017 opportunity is not eligible for law school externship credit, it is available as a volunteer internship and to satisfy Denver Law’s Public Service Requirement (50 hours of supervised, uncompensated, legal public service work).

Please address your cover letter to:

Mr. Bradford Jones
Assistant Attorney General
Colorado Department of Law
1300 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Email: bradford.jones@coag.gov

Phone: 303.866.5268

Website: http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov

Practice Type:
Attorney General

Satisfies Public Service Requirement (public entities or pro bono work only):
TRUE

Org Overview:
The Attorney General and the Department of Law, which Attorney General Cynthia Coffman oversees, represents and defends the legal interests of the people of the State of Colorado and its sovereignty. The Attorney General exercises the responsibilities given to his office by the Colorado Constitution, statutes enacted by the Colorado General Assembly and the people of the state of Colorado, and the common law. The Attorney General has primary authority for enforcement of consumer protection and antitrust laws, prosecution of criminal appeals and some complex white-collar crimes, the Statewide Grand Jury, training and certification of peace officers, and certain natural resource and environmental matters. The Attorney Generals Office also works concurrently with Colorado’s 22 district attorneys and other local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to carry out the criminal justice responsibilities and activities of the office. The Attorney General is also the chief legal counsel and advisor to the executive branch of state government including the governor, except as otherwise provided by statute, all of the departments of state government, and to the many state agencies, boards, and commissions.

Intern Duties:
Perform legal research and writing on a wide variety of topics within the Revenue & Utilities Section. Attend client conferences. Attend and/or handle hearings in administrative and state courts. Attend settlement conferences. Attend and/or take depositions.

Criteria for applicants:

Application Materials required:
Cover letter (address to Mr. Bradford Jones), resume, short writing sample (10 pages or less) and transcript. Cover letter must include a statement of why the applicant wishes to work in the Colorado Office of the Attorney General, and applicant’s interest in the Revenue and Utilities Section specifically.

Please label the application, or each document if submitting individual documents, with your last name, first initial and document type. Example: SmithJ_SummerApplication or SmithJ_SummerCoverLtr.

Application Method:
Email

Submit applications to:
intern.resume@coag.gov

CDO ID# 14973

Division
N/A
Geographic Preference
Colorado-Denver/Boulder/Greeley
Practice Area(s)
Energy, Environmental/Natural Resources, Public Interest, State/Local Government, Utilities
Desired Class Level(s)
1L, 1LE, 2L, 2LE, 3L, 3LE, 4LE

Attorney General Revenue & Utilities Section Volunteer Internship, Summer 2017

By John McKee
John McKee Career Consultant John McKee