Chicago Chapter


The ACC Chicago - Diversity Summer Internship Program places law students from Illinois law schools in internships with Chicagoland corporate legal departments.  The Chapter strives to place students who are from diverse backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.  Additionally, the Chapter seeks students who are eager to learn and are capable of thriving in a corporate environment.

Selected law students work in the legal department of a Chicagoland company for a minimum of ten (10) weeks during the 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 placed 14 students with corporations in the summer of 2016. 

Student Requirements:

- Currently enrolled in an Illinois law school
- Only open to 1Ls

Applications are typically due in the end of January. Interviews are held and the program usually has an official kick-off orientation program and social in early April. 

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