•tParalegal Internship – Denver Police Department Civil Liability Section

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Nov 17, 2019
Full Time Internship Public Safety

Job Description

About Our Job

Posting will close on November 30, 2019.

Internships are unpaid positions. We are able to work with your school for school credit.

The Denver Police Department (DPD) - Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) is now

accepting applications for a Paralegal Internship within DPD.

The Internship is intended for college students who are exploring career fields and/or whose degree requires an internship. These follow the academic calendar with Fall (early August - early January), Spring (early January - late May) and Summer (early June - early August) semesters. Designed for participants in a Paralegal certification program. This is a competitive process and only 2 (two) interns will be accepted per semester.

CLS paralegals are responsible for identifying and producing relevant records in contemplation of litigation or pursuant to claims and lawsuits against the Denver Police Department and the City and County of Denver. Paralegal staff is responsible for analyzing requests for criminal justice records, identifying responsive documents, accessing various internal and external databases to fulfill those requests, and tracking case progress. Personnel work closely with the City Attorney and District Attorney offices, and appear in court with documents pursuant to subpoenas duces tecum. The student intern will work closely with the CLS paralegal staff, with duties that go beyond merely clerical, to include production of criminal justice records as well as attending court hearings with a CLS paralegal.

Interns will be directly supervised by their assignment supervisor and the VIPS Program Coordinator.

About You

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a Paralegal certification program

Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Completion of Introduction to Law, and Civil Litigation or Criminal Law.

Before applying to this position, please make sure that you have the following documents available to be uploaded to your application:
  • Copy of your driver's license
  • VIPS Volunteer Application Packet (click here to download and fill out the last three pages)
  • Resume to include 3 personal references (a list of references can also be uploaded as a separate document.) Note personal references cannot be family members
  • Copy of your transcripts (unofficial is ok to submit)
  • Copy of the Syllabus (or something to describes purpose/requirements of internship)
  • Cover letter that includes three learning objectives for your internship

When completing the application, please make sure to include at least seven (7) years of employment history, documenting any gaps in employment.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
WW1122 Unpaid Intern
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Position Type
Contractor - Contingent Worker

Position Salary Range
$0.00 - $0.00

Starting Pay

Denver Police Department

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