US Attorney’s Office in Denver is accepting Spring 2018 internship applications! (Aug. 18 deadline)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office represents the United States in legal cases arising from federal law created by Congress and is a prestigious government employer.  The US Attorney’s Office based in Denver is now seeking applications for Spring 2018 legal interns.

The 2-part application requires applying to the federal USAJOBS posting as well as the CDO Symplicity posting.

  1. USAJOBS application is required and due on 8/18 (see
  2. Cheriene would also like Denver Law applications to come to her directly through the Symplicity posting.  I set the deadline to match the 8/18 USAJOBS posting.

Note that the federal application is on Eastern Standard time, so apply online via before the deadline at 10 PM Denver time on Friday, August 18.

2018 Spring Internships

Position Type
Summer/Full-Time, Temporary/Part-Time
2018 Spring Internships
United States – U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Colorado (Denver, CO)

Law student positions are available year-round at the United States Attorney’s Office, Denver, Colorado, for both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. We accept work-study, internships, externships, fellowships, and volunteers. Presently, there are no paid positions.

The primary duty of the law student is research and writing. Assignments include, but are not limited to, responsive motions, dispositive pleadings, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. The position allows the student to become familiar with the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition to research and writing, students may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.

The District of Colorado is currently seeking outstanding candidates to serve as legal interns for spring 2018. The start and end dates are negotiable, and we ask that our interns commit to at least six weeks of service.

To apply for a spring 2018 volunteer law student position, please apply online at

The spring 2018 vacancy announcement is open through Friday, August 18, 2017.

Application packages should include a short cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and a copy of your unofficial law school transcript or proof of enrollment. Hiring decisions are made largely on the quality of the submitted writing sample. The United States Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

CDO NOTE: The hiring contact Cheriene Nowick has indicated that the Writing Sample is the most important document for this application.


Cheriene Nowick
Law Student Coordinator
United States Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado

CDO ID #15311

How To Apply
Apply online via before the Friday August 18 end of the day deadline (EST time).  Denver Law students should also apply via Symplicity to send application materials directly to the Colorado USAO Office. Please upload your resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and writing sample to your Symplicity Documents tab and apply through your account.
Geographic Preference
Desired Class Level(s)
1L, 2L, 2LE, 3L, 3LE, 4LE

Posted On:
Jul 25, 2017

Applications Accepted Until:
Aug 18, 2017

7/26/2017 DU Law Careers Online

Geographic Preference Colorado-Denver/Boulder/Greeley

Desired Class Level(s) 1L, 2L, 2LE, 3L, 3LE, 4LE

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