Every year, the Citizen Advocacy Center takes on interns from law school, college, and high school to investigate citizen reports of apparent illegal, democratic public policies and obstacles to civic participation. An internship with the Citizen Advocacy Center is an excellent way to learn about how government really works, and to develop an array of skills that are useful to good citizenship and to the practice of law including:
how to research and make sense of state statutes and local codes;
how to document facts;
how to make government and the law work for citizens;
how to make requests for government information;
how to conduct interviews; and
how to coordinate press and publicly release information.
1. General information for prospective interns:
CAC's internship program is managed by community lawyer Ben Silver. You may submit the form below or email us to apply for the following opportunities. Before you send an email application, please see all the information provided on this page for the requirements.
LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS:
CAC hosts several full time legal interns each summer.
Split summers are allowed.
Compensation for summer legal interns: CAC will cooperate to secure outside funding or school credit. In addition, CAC is eligible for one paid summer graduate fellow and one paid summer intern through the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) in Chicago. Find out more at pili-law.org/programs.
Application materials for law school interns: resume, cover letter, and writing sample of up to 10 pages.
Application deadline: all legal internship applications are due March 1st.
CAC hosts college students each summer and throughout the year.
College student internship applications are considered on a rolling basis.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
Summer High School Internship Program: CAC hosts high school students each summer.
School-year Internships: CAC hosts high school students during the school year.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: The Citizen Advocacy Center does not tolerate any discrimination by any of its employees or volunteers, including any discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, military discharge status, or disability. Impermissible discrimination also includes actions or language that create a working environment that is hostile, intimidating, or offensive to members of a particular sex, race, or protected class, or otherwise allows harassment related to sex, race, or other discriminatory grounds.
2. See what former interns thought of their summer internship at CAC:
3. View the list of projects prospective CAC interns will be working on during the upcoming summer below or here.
Citizen Advocacy Center 188 W Industrial Dr Ste 106 Elmhurst IL 60126-1600 Phone: (630) 833-4080 Fax: (630) 833-4083