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
* Writing Sample
* 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
=> We will not be able to engage undergraduate legal interns for Summer 2013.
Most, but not all, of our undergraduate interns work with us during the summer months, and always during normal business hours. The ACLU of Illinois does not offer paid internships to non-law students, though some interns find outside funding.
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
=> Our intern positions for Summer 2013 are now full. We are no longer accepting applications for Field Communications or Administrative Interns.