Get Paid to Do Good This Summer!

The opportunities to get paid to do public service work over the summer are rolling out! Denver Law will offer the opportunity to apply for stipends in the Spring, but here are some opportunities available now:

  • Hill and Robbins Public Interest Paid Internship

Each year, a student from CU or DU is awarded this internship to work on a public interest project either through the Colorado Lawyers Committee (CLC) 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 CLC and CLS.

This year’s Hill & Robbins Intern will be placed with the CLC and will have an opportunity to work on various public interest projects relating to poverty issues and children.

The position is 100 hours of work during the spring semester of 2020, and full-time work for ten weeks during the summer of 2020, but the spring hours can be performed during the summer if necessary. For the spring and summer work, the student will receive a total stipend of $5,000.

Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume, along with one to three written recommendations concerning the applicant’s research and writing skills and suitability for the position. The application deadline is February 21, 2020. Interviews will be held in late February and early March of 2020.

Materials should be sent by email to Matthew Montgomery, matthewmontgomery@hillandrobbins.com.

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  • The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, 2020 Paid Summer Fellowship Program

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of Yale Law School (LSO) invites applications for its 2020 Summer Fellowship program. LSO is the main organization at Yale Law School providing legal representation to individuals and organizations in need of legal assistance but unable to afford private attorneys. LSO seeks to hire 20-25 Summer Fellows to work with clinical faculty in order to provide legal services for poor and marginalized communities in Connecticut. These are paid positions, with a salary of $7,080 for 12 weeks of full-time work ($14.75/hour). The Fellowship will run from May 19 to August 14, 2020, with some flexibility as to start and end dates. Part-time work or full-time work for a portion of the Fellowship period may also be possible. The program is open to students who have completed at least two semesters of law school. Please note that this is not a course, but a program of summer employment. Work location is Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut.

To learn more about the clinics and the work, click here. (Clinics work on issues including sentencing, mass incarceration, housing, community and economic development, criminal justice, veterans services, and worker and immigrant rights).

Interested students should email a cover letter specifying the clinic(s) in which you have an interest (with ranking), a resume, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and contact information for two references to lso.fellowships@yale.edu. (Transcripts, if not immediately available, can be sent after the initial application, but before the submission deadline.) The final deadline to submit application materials is February 7, 2020. Early applications are encouraged. Denver Law students have worked at this placement in the past!

For all the details, click here.

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