Job Overview


About the Agency

The United States Attorney's Office (USAO)/Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #3 out of 19 large agencies and EOUSA/United States Attorneys' Offices ranked #43 out of 320 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2015 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See

About the Office: The District of Colorado is an energetic, foward-looking district comprised of three staff offices: Denver, Durango, and Grand Junction. The office values diversity and seeks to provide an inclusive, rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds. The District contains a Criminal Division, Civil Division, and Appellate Division. The Criminal Division prosecutes violations of federal criminal law - types of cases include, but are not limited to: mail, wire, tax, and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; assaults; and murders. The Civil Division attorneys act as defense counsel for government agencies and employees. Types of cases include, but are not limited to: discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); public land issues (quiet title, condemnation, land-use, access to public land, endangered species); bankruptcy; immigration; Federal Tort Claims Act (malpractice, etc.); and constitutional torts (Bivens). Civil Division attorneys also act as plantiff's counsel in areas that include, but are not limited to: Medicaid and Medicare fraud; the False Claims Act; the enforcement of CERCLA; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed.

The District of Colorado is seeking outstanding candidates for a fall legal internship to assist in our mission. The internship will begin in the fall of 2017. The start and end dates are negotiable, but we ask that our interns commit to at least six weeks of service.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.


Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. The interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the local rules of practice for the Colorado United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.

Practice Area:

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No