Colorado Attorney General – Internships/Externships

The Department of Law for the Colorado Attorney General’s office is the chief legal counsel to all state agencies and serves the people of the State by enforcing state statutes and regulations. The Department of Law also provides legal services related to consumer protection laws, prosecuting criminal appeals, protecting our natural resources and environment. As one of the largest law offices in the State of Colorado, our law practice is diverse and rewarding.

We are organized into the following practice areas: Office of the Attorney General, Business & Licensing, Civil Litigation and Employment, Consumer Protection, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Justice, Natural Resources and Environment, Revenue and Utilities, and State Services. Each of these sections uses law students to draft pleadings or briefs, assist in discovery and trial preparation, conduct research, interview witnesses, assist in regulatory functions and draft transactional documents. We involve interns in the everyday experiences of Assistant Attorneys General.


To apply, interns must be in their first, second or third year of law school, have the ability to devote a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week, work a minimum of 10 to 12 weeks, and successfully complete a criminal background and fingerprint check.

Please specify which sections, in the order of preference, you wish to intern with.  A list of sections can be found at

NOTE: The Civil Litigation & Employment Law, Criminal Justice, and Natural Resources Sections DO NOT accept first-year law students

By Andrea Montague
Andrea Montague Career / Student Development Consultant