The Airport Legal Services Section:

 

Represents the Department of Aviation in matters relating to Denver International Airport and the former Stapleton International Airport; and Handles the City's aviation-related litigation, contracts, claims, environmental compliance, real estate matters, finance issues, rule-making matters, Open Records Act matters, and other matters involving general municipal law.  

Internship Description: An intern in Airport Legal Services will assist attorneys in researching legal issues, drafting contracts and trial preparation. 

Number of Internships Offered:  Varies

Semester Available:  Fall, Spring and Summer

Application Materials: Resume, Writing Sample, and Cover Letter (include area of interest).

Internship Coordinator for the Airport Legal Services: Max.Taylor@flydenver.com

 
  • Responsible for all social service and welfare matters handled by the Denver Department of Human Services.  These matters include:
    • Adult guardianship and conservatorship;
    • Child support enforcement;
    • Child welfare;
    • Claims;
    • Welfare fraud; and
    • Mental health cases.

Internship Description: An intern in the Human Services Legal Section will assist attorneys in researching legal issues and trial preparation.  If the intern is eligible under C.R.S. § 12-5-116.2, they may be allowed to try cases before the Magistrate.

Number of Internships Offered:  2

Semester Available:  Fall, Spring and Summer

Application Materials: Resume, Writing Sample, and Cover Letter (include area of interest).

Internship Coordinator for the Human Services Legal Section:Danielle Rash 720-944-2433
 
 

The Litigation Section:

  • Handles all personal injury claims and property damage cases against the City and County of Denver, including Section 1983 claims pursuant to the Civil Rights Act files in Use of Excessive Force cases.
  • Represents the City, the third largest employer in the state, in all employment matters, including employment related litigation in the United States Supreme Court, the Colorado Supreme Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, and State courts, and provides legal advice regarding:
      • Personnel issues
      • Discrimination claims
      • Sexual harassment claims
      • Workers' compensation
      • Collective bargaining for the Denver Police Department, Sheriff Department and Fire Department
      • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues
      • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) employment issues
      • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 

Internship Description: An intern in the Litigation Section will assist attorneys in researching legal issues, drafting pleadings and other documents.  Also, the intern will have the opportunity to attend trials, client meetings, and witness preparation meetings.

Number of Internships Offered:  2

Semester Available:  Fall, Spring and Summer

Application Materials: Resume, Writing Sample, and Cover Letter (include area of interest).

Internship Coordinator for the Litigation Section:  Andrea Kershner 720-913-3100

 

The Municipal Operations Section:

  • Represents the City in land acquisition and other real estate matters, permits and development matters, zoning, planning, public works and parks and recreation;
  • Represents the City’s Treasurer, Assessor and Department of Revenue on sales, use and property tax issues;
  • Drafts and processes City contracts and agreements for approximately 37 City agencies and entities;
  • Provides legal advice to City agencies and officials on environmental issues, the prevailing wage ordinance, the Small Businesses Enterprise ordinance, Open Records Act issues, and construction claims; and
     
  • Advises on all financial matters, including bonds, certificates of participation, tax increment financings and special districts.  

Internship Description: An intern in the Municipal Operations Section will assist attorneys in drafting memorandums, contracts and other documents.  Also, the intern will have the opportunity to attend administrative hearings, client meetings, and City Council meetings.

Number of Internships Offered:  4

Semester Available:  Fall, Spring and Summer

Interns are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours a week, and the intern should be in the office at least three days a week.

Application Materials: Resume, Writing Sample, and Cover Letter (include area of interest).

We  are revising our internship application process and not accepting applications at present. Please check back for updates.

Internship Coordinator for the Municipal Operations Section: Laurie Heydman, 720-913-3278

 

The Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section:

  • Prosecutes some minor state violations and all municipal ordinance matters, including:
    • Traffic and arraignment;
    • City code enforcement;
    • Juvenile matters;
    • Nuisance abatement;
    • Excise and license matters;
    • General Sessions cases; and
    • Domestic violence cases.
  • Handles the mental health cases in Denver Probate Court to protect adults whose mental illness or other circumstances require Court oversight.

Internship Description: An intern in the Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section will attend trials and assist attorney’s trial preparation matters.  If the intern is eligible under C.R.S. § 12-5-116.2, they may be allowed to try cases.

Number of internships offered:  Varies

Semester Available:  Fall, Spring and Summer

Application Materials: Resume and Writing Sample

Internship Coordinator for the Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section: Chris Gaddis 720-913-8050

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