Summer is a great time for a judicial internship/externship and now is the time to apply! Judicial internships/externships are opportunities to work for a judge while you are in law school. Interns/externs work with the judge and the judge’s law clerk, and may be asked to research and write memoranda, attend trials and hearings, summarize cases, and help with administrative work. Many judges are seeking judicial interns/externs in Colorado’s state trial courts, appellate courts as well as some federal courts. If you have a strong preference for a civil, criminal or family law docket, you may indicate that in your cover letter. Most applications include resume, cover letter, and a writing sample. (Some courts will offer an option to work remotely.)
Many judicial opportunities can be found on the Externship Office’s CORE website. Additionally, some are also currently posted on the Colorado Judicial Branch website:
Colorado Court of Appeals:
Judge Ted Tow is accepting applications for a summer internship position in his chambers. Dates and times are flexible, but prospective interns should be willing to commit to 3-4 days a week during June and July. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and writing sample – references are optional. Please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judge Terry Fox is currently accepting internship applications for Summer 2021. We will accept paper and email applications until April 9. Email applications or questions about the application process should be sent to email@example.com. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample (unedited is preferable), and law school and undergrad transcripts (if available).