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Legal Intern (Spring 2022 Semester)

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The Shriver Center on Poverty Law fights for economic and racial justice. Over the past 50 years, we have secured hundreds of law and policy victories with and for people experiencing economic instability in Illinois and across the country.

Everything we do is powered by communities most affected by poverty. We litigate, shape local policy, and train and convene multi-state networks of lawyers, community leaders, and activists to advance opportunity for all—not just the few.

Our country is rife with laws and policies that systematically disadvantage certain groups while advantaging others based on their race, gender, and other facets of their identities. We believe laws and policies—and the institutions that apply them—should be designed to support people. Together, we’re turning this ideal into reality.

We are building a future where all people, families, and future generations have equal dignity, respect, and power under the law. Join the fight at povertylaw.org.

Position Overview: Legal interns support the Advocacy team and should expect to receive assignments in any of our major focus areas, although occasional efforts may be made to allow interns to take on assignments in areas of their particular interest. Both lawyers and policy professionals supervise interns.

Responsibilities:

·      Provide legal research and writing in support of ongoing litigation efforts.

·      Complete policy research assignments.

·      Attend community meetings and events.

Qualifications:

·      Currently attending law school.

·      Excellent oral/written communication skills.

·      Dedicated, independent, and detail-oriented.

·      Experience working with racially and economically diverse communities.

·      Demonstrated commitment to the Shriver Center on Poverty Law’s mission, vision, and values.

·      Interns are expected to work approximately 10 – 15 hours per week.

Salary/Benefits: Interns are paid $1,500 in total and are expected to work 10 – 15 hours per week throughout the semester. The Shriver Center on Poverty Law strongly encourages interns to obtain additional outside funding or receive course credit for their work.

Opening/Closing Date: All application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Intern Hiring Committee will consider all applications immediately after applications are received.

Applications: Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to the Intern Hiring Committee at hr@povertylaw.org.

At the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, we know that a richly diverse mix of professionals makes organizations more effective. As such, we make demographic and experiential diversity a hallmark and priority of all our work.

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law fights for economic and racial justice. Over the past 50 years, we have secured hundreds of law and policy victories with and for people experiencing economic instability in Illinois and across the country…

Details at a Glance

  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    $1,500, with taxes withheld as appropriate. Interns are strongly encouraged to seek additional funding elsewhere or course credit.
  • Hours Per Week
    10 - 15 hours per week

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to the Intern Hiring Committee at hr@povertylaw.org.

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to the Intern Hiring Committee at hr@povertylaw.org.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
67 East Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60603, United States
Suite 2000

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