Chicago Chapter

Diversity Summer Internship Program


For over ten years, the Diversity Summer Internship Program has placed law students with diverse backgrounds from select Illinois law schools in internships in Chicagoland corporate legal departments.

Selected law students worked in the legal departments of Chicagoland companies for a minimum of ten (10) weeks during the 2014 summer. Selected students were assigned a mentor in the company who was responsible for directing their workload and ensuring that the students had a positive learning experience. In addition to their day-to-day work, 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 looks for students from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Additionally, the Chapter seeks diverse students who are eager to learn and are capable of thriving in a corporate environment.

- Currently enrolled in law school
- Must be attending an Illinois law school (no exceptions)
- Only open to 1Ls (no exceptions)

In the summer of 2014 fifteen students were placed at outstanding Chicago area host companies.  The 2015 application will be posted later this year and submissions will most likely be due in early February 2015.