Internship Opportunities


Law Students

There are many opportunities for law students to work with lawyers at the ACLU of Illinois. We have an active docket of over 40 cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts, including the Illinois and U.S. Supreme Courts. There are summer and school-year positions, and a limited number of funded positions.

Applicants should send the following materials to Adam Schwartz at the mailing address on this website:

* Cover Letter
* Resumé
* Writing Sample
* Transcript
* Reference List

Please apply as early as possible; offers are extended as qualified people apply. Priority is given to law students who have completed their second year of law school. We are an affirmative action employer.

Third-year law students and attorneys may apply to the RBF Fellowship Initiative.


Legal Department – Non-Law Students

There are no internship opportunities at this time.

Most, but not all, of our undergraduate interns work with us during the summer months, and always during normal business hours.

Undergraduate internships in the Legal Department are clerical in nature. Interns should be prepared to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, photocopying, envelope stuffing, file indexing, library organizing, archiving, filing documents in court, and preparing form letters. Somewhat more substantive work is occasionally available, but usually not.

If you are interested in interning with the ACLU, please forward your request in writing to our office, Attention: Legal Department Coordinator.


Field, Communications and Administrative Departments

Check back for information about Summer 2014 internship possibilities.