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 work in the legal department of a Chicagoland company for a minimum of ten (10) weeks during the summer. Selected students are assigned a mentor in the company who is responsible for directing their workload and ensuring that the students have a positive learning experience. In addition to their day-to-day work, 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 students from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Additionally, the Chapter sought 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 and this summer we have placed sixteen!