Hiring for the Summer 2017 internship class has closed. We are still accepting semester interns and externs!

Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights is currently seeking unpaid Legal Interns (law student interns) and Legal Fellows (recent law school graduates) for a semester position. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to ejackson@clccrul.org if you are interested in either of these positions.

University of Chicago Law Fellowship 2017-2018 

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights is looking for individuals interested in pursuing a University of Chicago law fellowship to begin August/September 2017. Potential areas for fellowship opportunities include:

  • voting rights/civic empowerment
  • housing opportunity
  • police accountability and community safety
  • educational equity
  • hate crime and bias violence prevention
  • equitable community and economic development

We are in search of candidates with a strong commitment to social justice and an interest or experience in working with diverse communities. Applicants’ law school must provide funding for this post-graduate public interest fellowship. Candidates must possess excellent research and writing skills. Specific responsibilities will include legal research and writing, developing legal strategies, conducting community training and education, assisting with grassroots advocacy and coalition work, and completing special projects.  Additional learning opportunities will include networking, skill development, and subject area training.

Chicago Lawyers' Committee is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages students of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, and people from other historically disenfranchised communities.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a resume, academic transcript (unofficial copy is fine), brief writing sample (no more than 9 pages), and cover letter specifying their potential fellowship area(s) of interest. Candidates are encouraged but not required to develop potential project ideas on their own. Chicago Lawyers’ Committee attorneys will work with the selected candidates to develop project proposals that will advance the existing mission of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee and are likely to be awarded a fellowship. Interested candidates should send their materials to agandhi@clccrul.org no later than May 1 and include in the subject line: Fellowship Opportunities.

Career Opportunities

There are no staff openings at this time.