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Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

Overview

The Larimer County District Attorney's Office welcomes citizens and college or graduate students to apply for available internships and volunteer opportunities with us. We seek applicants who are teachable, motivated, and want to make a difference in our community through their service. Anyone 18 years of age and older who can successfully pass a background check may apply; however, for some positions, a degree or education in a specific field may be required or preferred. All internship and volunteer positions are unpaid.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What internship or volunteer positions are available and what type of experience would I get?
    • We have positions in the following departments within our office:
      • Law Interns-County Court (2-3 positions): Under the supervision of the 2nd Assistant District Attorney, Law Interns work with County Court Deputy DA's who handle traffic and misdemeanor offenses. Requires applicant to be in law school and have completed their second year (L2)
      • Victim Witness Division (3-4 positions): assist victims through the criminal justice process in an informative, supportive manner that enables them to be involved and provide input into the process. Advocates for crime victims within the court system.
      • Juvenile Court (1-2 positions): provide support to the investigators and attorneys by composing correspondence to juveniles eligible for the Diversion Program, maintaining Diversion case files, preparing the weekly docket and materials needed, and assisting with pre-trial preparations.
      • District Court (as needed/varies; none in the summer): assist with the process for prosecuting felony cases by performing duties such as clerical work, pulling dockets, preparing materials, observing and becoming familiar with cases, etc.
      • Central Services (as needed/varies): assists in the provision of administrative support for the entire Office of the District Attorney and performs activities associated with supporting an imaging and records management center.
    • Interns/Volunteers will be given the opportunity to learn firsthand about the Criminal Justice System and how the court process operates, work with various members of the community who interact with the court system in some fashion, and practice skills through assigned tasks. Students can use the hours they work to assist with completing their degrees. Also, the knowledge and experience gained is an impressive addition to any resume.
  2. What are the minimum requirements and time commitment for internships and volunteer positions?
    • We expect interns and volunteers to treat their commitment like they would a regular job by coming into work when they are scheduled, calling in or informing us when they cannot be here as scheduled, and behave/dress appropriately.
    • Confidentiality is extremely important to the work that we do at the District Attorney's Office. Therefore, all Interns and Volunteers must be willing to follow a code of ethics that includes maintaining the Confidentiality of the information and people we work with.
    • The time commitment required for an intern/volunteer is dependent on the position they are applying for. Please refer to the Job Descriptions for clarifying information.
  3. What are the requirements for applying for a Law Internship?
    • In order to practice law as a student, one needs to have completed their second year of law school, and thus be an L2 student. Otherwise, the application process is the same as all other interns or volunteers.
    • If you are about to finish your second year, you may still apply for a Law Internship that will begin following the completion of your second year. That may cause a slight delay in when the Internship can begin as the Certification of Eligibility for the Student Practice can't be filed before the end of that school semester. We have the ability to work with applicants in this situation.
  4. How and when do I apply?
    • To apply, complete the Intern Volunteer Application Form. Attach your cover letter and resume with the emailed form. Be sure to indicate in your cover letter the position(s) you would like to be considered for.
    • You can apply anytime and simply indicate the approximate time you would like to begin working. However, most positions are filled just prior to the end of each school semester because most positions open up and need to be re-filled at those times. Therefore, the optimal time to apply would be at the beginning of the months of March, July, and November.
    • A background check and fingerprint scan will be completed at some point in the process. Any crime against a person may disqualify you from the process.
  5. When will I hear back once I've applied?
    • The Volunteer Coordinator will email you confirmation that your application has been received and provide information about a timeframe for the interview process.
    • You will be notified if you are not selected to interview for current, open positions.

Contact Information

Jessica L. Griglio
Volunteer Coordinator
(970) 498-7283
griglijl@co.larimer.co.us

Documents

Law Intern job description

Juvenile Division Intern/Volunteer job description

Victim Witness Intern/Volunteer job description

Restitution Assistant Intern/Volunteer job description

District Court Intern/Volunteer job description

Central Services Intern/Volunteer job description


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