For summer 2019, we are currently only accepting legal internship applications from law students through the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). Please check back later for information about applying for fall 2019 legal internships.

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

  • 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.


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