2020 HILL & ROBBINS PUBLIC INTEREST PAID INTERNSHIP
Apply by February 28, 2020, for a ten week position with a stipend of $5,000. Work with Colorado Lawyer Committee on systemic changes for children, the poor, and other disadvantaged communities. See details below!
An exceptional first or second year law student from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law or the University of Colorado Law School will be selected as the recipient of the 2020 Hill & Robbins Paid Internship.
The Hill & Robbins Internship was established in 1996 to encourage law students to do work in the public interest. Each year, a student from CU or DU is awarded the 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 2020 Intern will work under the supervision of Connie Talmage, Executive Director of the CLC. The CLC is a consortium of more than 80 law firms dedicated to providing and increasing opportunities for children, the poor, and other disadvantaged communities through advocacy, negotiation, and litigation. The lawyers and others who donate their time through the CLC focus primarily on systemic changes, rather than on representation of individuals. For more information, please visit www.ColoradoLawyersCommittee.org.
The first portion of the Internship is 100 hours of work during the spring semester of 2020–but the spring hours can be completed during the summer!. The second phase is full-time work for ten weeks during the summer of 2020. For the spring and summer work, the student will receive a total stipend of $5,000. An optional third (unpaid) portion of the internship, in the fall of 2020, consists of preparation of a paper related to the activities and work performed during the Internship. If the Intern decides to write the paper, the Intern may seek independent study credit for the fall semester from his or her law school.
The Intern must have strong analytic, research and writing skills as well as the ability to work well with other people. The Hill & Robbins Intern should be an individual with absolute reliability, initiative, responsibility and a strong commitment to public interest law. The CLC is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume, along with a list of three reference that can speak to the applicant’s research and writing skills and suitability for the position. The application deadline is February 28, 2020. Interviews will be held in late February and early March of 2020.
Materials should be sent by email to Matthew Montgomery, firstname.lastname@example.org.