Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
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. Click here for information.
Denver District Attorney’s Office 2020 Equal Employment Opportunity Plan
Deputy District Attorney
Attorney positions are exempt positions that are filled through the Denver District Attorney's own hiring process. Applications for the position of deputy district attorney are accepted at any time. 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
Senior Chief Deputy District Attorney
201 W. Colfax, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
While applications are accepted 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.
Contact Liza Willis, Legal Administrator, for additional information at email@example.com or call 720-913-9021.
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.
Volunteer and intern opportunities include the following positions:
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 that include answering and directing incoming calls and greeting visitors.
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 the 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.
Our County Court, Juvenile Court and Behavioral Health Court divisions utilize law students each academic semester and during the summer. These internships provide exposure to courtroom tasks, and may require formal certification under the Colorado Student Practice Act.
District Court - Special Projects
Legal intern needed to assist with research and writing related to special projects involving investigation techniques, warrants, training programs, caselaw surveys, and other projects related to various areas of the criminal justice system.
If you are interested in working with District Court – Special Projects contact the deputy directly:
Cathee Hansen |Deputy District Attorney
Denver District Attorney's Office
201 W. Colfax Avenue, Dept. 801 Denver, CO 80202
Our Appellate Division* uses students each semester who assist with research and writing assignments.
In addition, various specialized units may accept interns who have a particular interest and/or background in their area. These specialized units include the Family Violence Unit, Economic Crime Unit and Behavioral Health Court Unit.
Students should apply a semester in advance of the semester in which they seek to intern.
*Students interested in the research & writing internships in the Appellate Division should contact:
Denver District Attorney’s Office
201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
Interns or volunteers work with a Victim Advocate assigned to either a County Court or District Court division. 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 3 months.
Interns or volunteers assist the Communication Director to coordinate 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
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 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.
Volunteer & Intern Contact Information
For more information on internship and volunteer opportunities contact the Denver District Attorney's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Lisa Durbano, 720-913-9181 or by email at email@example.com
For an intern or volunteer application, click here.
The Denver District Attorney’s Office does not discriminate on the basis of 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 in 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.