Friday, February 28, 2014

The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Needs Interns - Deadline This Week

The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee, located at 100 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 600, Chicago, IL 60602, is seeking law students to serve as unpaid Summer Legal Interns for Summer 2014. Spanish speakers are preferred.

The mission of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee is to promote and protect the civil rights of poor, minority, and disadvantaged people in order to facilitate their participation in the social, economic, and political systems of our community and nation. The committee’s staff engages in both litigation and community advocacy as part of the following areas: (1) the Employment Opportunity Project, (2) the Fair Housing Project, (3) the Hate Crimes Project, (4) the Settlement Assistance Project (dealing with federal court claims), (5) the Educational Equity Project (which promotes equal access to education and addresses the “school-to-prison pipeline”), (6) the Voting Rights Project, and (7) the Northwest Indiana Economic Development Project.

The committee also accepts unpaid Law Clerks during the summer, fall, and spring semesters, allowing law students and new attorneys to gain substantive legal experience while working on the cutting edge of important civil rights issues. The goal of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee’s program is to provide participants with a challenging civil rights learning experience, while obtaining high-quality work product. In addition, interns and fellows will have the opportunity to network and work with attorneys from Chicago firms and other public interest organizations.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to opportunities@clccrul.org. Please indicate if you have an interest in a specific project or area. In the subject line, also please indicate whether you are a law student seeking an internship or a law graduate seeking a fellowship and for which term you are applying. For example, your application might state: “Law student internship application, Summer 2014.” The deadline for summer applications is Monday, March 3, 2014.