Douglas K Wilson, Colorado State Public Defender

Office of the Colorado State Public Defender

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Certified Legal Interns

NOTE: The Colorado Public Defender will be interviewing for paid post-2L certified summer intern positions at the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in Bethesda, MD, on October 24th and October 25th, 2014. Applications should be submitted by September 16, 2014, via the Equal Justice Works web site:

The Colorado State Public Defender offers paid, unpaid and for-credit internships for law students who have completed their second year at an accredited law school and are eligible for certification under Colorado’s Student Practice Act. The requirements for certification are set out in Colo. RCP 226.5. After a week of rigorous training, certified interns are assigned a caseload of misdemeanor and traffic cases. A Student Practice Act Intern prepares cases outside of court and conducts pre-trial hearings and jury trials. This demanding internship is an extraordinary opportunity to receive intensive courtroom advocacy experience.

Applying to become a Certified Legal Intern

We are now accepting applications for summer 2015 paid certified intern positions. Applicants must be willing to accept placement in any of our 21 regional offices. Please send cover letter and resume to Brian Connors at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Application deadline: September 26, 2014.


English Spanish