Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Employment

Staff Positions

In hiring staff positions, including secretaries, paralegals, victim advocates, and investigators, the District Attorney's Office utilizes the City and County of Denver's Career Service process. These positions, when there is an opening, are posted on their website here. Once on the website, click on the City Jobs box, then enter Denver District Attorney in the search bar.


Deputy District Attorney - Now Hiring for Entry Level, Lateral Level and Family Violence Unit Positions

Attorney positions are exempt positions that are filled through the Denver District Attorney's hiring process. Applications for the position of deputy district attorney are accepted at any time. Learn more about entry-level, lateral level, or Family Violence Unit positions. To be considered for deputy district attorney openings, applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Office of the Denver District Attorney 
Attn: Liza Willis
Chief of Staff
370 17th Street
Suite 5300
Denver, Colorado 80202

For more information about employment, contact: lcw@denverda.org or call 720-913-9021.

While applications are accepted at any time, interviews are generally conducted only when a deputy opening is available.  Candidates are not hired until they have been admitted to the Colorado bar, or have been advised that they have passed the bar examination.

Volunteer & Intern Opportunities

The Denver District Attorney’s Office provides numerous opportunities for volunteers and interns. There are volunteer opportunities available to people who may have a little extra time and who have a commitment to serving the Denver community. There are also internship opportunities for students who are attending an accredited college or university and who have an interest in the criminal justice system.

For more information about internships or volunteer opportunities outlined below, contact:

Lisa Durbano
Program Coordinator
Denver District Attorney’s Office
370 17th Street
Suite 5300
Denver, Colorado 80202
lisa.durbano@denverda.org

If you would like to apply for one of the volunteer/internship positions, click here.  Email application to Lisa Durbano, including a resume and cover letter.


Volunteer and intern opportunities include the following positions:

County Court and District Court

The Denver District Attorney’s Office uses law student interns in a variety of capacities. Most legal interns have completed their second year of law school; however, a limited number of opportunities may exist for students who have only completed their first year. Law students may be able to arrange academic credit.

Specialized units may accept interns who have a particular interest and/or background in a specific area of practice.  Specialized units include Family Violence, Economic Crime, Behavioral Health, County Court, Human Trafficking, Organized Crime, Cold Case, and Juvenile Court. Internships provide exposure to courtroom tasks and may require formal certification under the Colorado Student Practice Act.  The Appellate Division utilizes interns to assist with research and writing assignments.

Students should apply a semester in advance of the semester in which they seek to intern.

 


Victim Advocate 

Interns or volunteers work with a Victim Advocate assigned to County Court, District Court or the Elder/ At-Risk units. Duties include helping victims understand the judicial process, assisting with paperwork, and providing information to victims. Time commitment requires 16 hours a week minimum for at least three months. The Elder/At Risk unit requires a commitment of at least one year. 


Communications 

Interns or volunteers assist the Communication Director in coordinating a variety of communications between the DA's office, the public, media, and staff. Duties include monitoring news coverage, attending court hearings, data entry, research, writing, and special projects. Time commitment requires 8 to 10 hours a week minimum for at least 3 months.


Criminal Justice 

Interns assist with investigative work related to criminal cases. Duties include listening to jail calls and transcribing the information obtained, reviewing police reports and statements collected, reviewing or assisting with evidence, organizing case files, and attending court proceedings. Duties vary depending on the assignment.


Denver Anti-Trafficking Alliance (DATA)

DATA intern activities are focused on both labor and sex trafficking and include assisting with DATA subcommittee development, administration, and project advancement; participating in partner meetings, outreach efforts, and community capacity building; assisting with DATA website and social media account management; and providing programmatic support. 


Customer Service Aide

The District Attorney’s Office responds to a heavy volume of telephone calls from the general public. There is frequently a need for a customer service volunteer with excellent telephone and customer service skills to assist with reception duties including answering and directing incoming calls and greeting visitors.


Digital Evidence Unit – Legal Intern

Legal Interns are needed for the Digital Evidence Unit. Work involves research, drafting motion responses related to digital evidence (i.e., cellphone data, social media data, etc.), assisting with digital evidence issues in ongoing cases, and providing legal assistance addressing challenges to digital evidence in court.

If you are interested in working as a Legal Intern within the Digital Evidence Unit, contact the Unit Director directly:

Bilal Aziz | Director, Digital Evidence Unit | Associate Deputy District Attorney

Denver District Attorney's Office
370 17th Street
Suite 5300
Denver, Colorado 80202
Atten: bilal.aziz@denverda.org


The Denver District Attorney’s Office does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic in employment and personnel matters, or the provision of services.

Click here to view a copy of the Denver District Attorney's Office 2020 Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP)

For information on filing a civil rights complaint see the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Civil Rights: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ocr; or call 202-307-0690.

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