Chicago Chapter


 2017 Diversity Intern Kick-Off Social

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The ACC Chicago - Diversity Summer Internship Program places law students with diverse backgrounds from Illinois law schools in internships with corporate legal departments.  This summer fifteen selected law students worked with Chicagoland companies. 

Interns worked for a minimum of ten (10) weeks and were assigned a mentor in the company who was responsible for directing their day-to-day workload and ensuring that the students had a positive learning experience.  In addition, the interns were also assigned a mentor from the ACC Chicago Chapter and attended seminars and networking events hosted by the Chicago Chapter and participating legal departments.  These seminars offered the students helpful tips on topics such as networking, interviewing and resume writing. 

The Chicago Chapter chose students from diverse backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession for the summer of 2017.  Additionally, the Chapter chose 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:


The Chapter extended an invitation to member companies to participate as intern hosts in the 2017 Diversity Summer Internship Program.  The success of the program has led to increased visibility in and among the Chicago legal community and beyond and corporate interest in participating has never been higher.  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.  

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 for the summer of 2018, please contact the Chapter at

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