We have completed our hiring of legal interns for Summer 2020. Please check back later for instructions on applying for Fall 2020.

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. There are summer and school-year positions, and a limited number of funded positions.

Applicants should send the following materials to legalinternships@aclu-il.org and indicate the term they are applying for in the subject line:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 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 do not have legal internships for undergraduates. We are an affirmative action employer.