ACC CHICAGO CHAPTER
2017 DIVERSITY SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The ACC Chicago - Diversity Summer Internship Program places law students with diverse backgrounds from Illinois law schools in internships with Chicagoland corporate legal departments. Selected law students work in the legal department of a Chicagoland company for a minimum of ten (10) weeks during the 2017 summer.
Interns are assigned a mentor in the company who is responsible for directing their day-to-day workload and ensuring that the students have a positive learning experience. In addition, the interns are also assigned a mentor from the ACC Chicago Chapter and will attend seminars and networking events hosted by the Chicago Chapter and participating legal departments. These seminars offer the students helpful tips on topics such as networking, interviewing and resume writing.
The Chicago Chapter has chosen fifteen students from diverse backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession for the summer of 2017. Additionally, the Chapter chose diverse students who are eager to learn and are capable of thriving in a corporate environment.
Requirements (no exceptions):
- Currently enrolled in an Illinois law school
- Only open to 1Ls
Applications were due January 22, 2017. To see a sample of an application:
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CORPORATE HOST OPPORTUNITY
The Chapter extended an invitation to member companies to participate as intern hosts in ACC Chicago’s 2017 Diversity Summer Internship Program and has been able to place fifteen students at companies for the summer of 2017. The success of the program has led to increased visibility in and among the Chicago legal community and beyond. Corporate interest in participating in the program has never been higher. The program committee performed a rigorous vetting process. All interested students were required to submit an application (see above), resume and essays as well as undergo extensive interviews with members of the ACC Chicago Chapter. Because the process is rigorous and competition for these positions great, the interns that made the cut are the most deserving of this opportunity. We are very proud of this program and the success it has brought to many students who would otherwise have had no opportunity to work in the in-house community and gain valuable hands-on experience in addition to receiving invaluable career advice from seasoned veterans. For more information please contact the Chapter at Chicago@accglobal.com.