Colorado Legal Services Has 2013 Summer Internships Available

The Migrant Division of Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is a statewide division that provides legal representation to migrant workers. They litigate cases in federal and state courts and also perform administrative advocacy involving the working conditions of farm workers (e.g., wages, pesticides, workers’ compensation and human trafficking), immigration law cases, as well as cases occasionally related to housing, benefits or civil rights. CLS also has a comprehensive community education program that involves outreach to workers at labor camps and working with community based groups. The client community is comprised primarily of Latino migrant farm workers.

Duties of interns include outreach to labor camps throughout the state; intake and interviewing; informal advocacy on behalf of workers; housing and immigration matters. Interns will also assist with legal research and writing related to current litigation.


Students who have completed their first year in law school. Must be diligent and have dedication and sensitivity to serving the legal needs of migrant farm workers. Spanish speaking required. Willing to work at night and travel overnight.


The intern position in Denver, Colorado is on an unpaid volunteer basis, but CLS is happy to cooperate to secure funding or credit. The 2 positions in Western Slope and Arkansas Valley, Colorado offer $400 per week. All travel and mileage incurred during work is reimbursed for all interns.

To Apply:

Please email resume, cover letter and 3 references to Jennifer Lee, Migrant Internships.