Law Student Research & Writing Internship

law student internshipThe Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism seeks a law student interested in researching and writing about the legal profession while learning how the Commission is promoting increased civility, integrity and professionalism.

The Commission’s offices are at Two Prudential Plaza, 180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 1950, Chicago, IL, but much of the work may be done off site at your convenience. The position will require approximately 10-15 hours per week with pay of $15.00 per hour.


Specifically, the Intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Researching and reporting on nationwide legal mentoring programs by state;
  • Researching and reporting on trends that affecting attorney professional development;
  • Researching and assembling articles, posts, blogs, and other materials regarding specific professionalism issues from online and print resources;
  • Drafting and polishing original content for print and online media;
  • Assisting with the development of online courses, and,
  • Assisting with streamlining Commission’s data collection.

Skills and Characteristics

The Intern should possess the following skills and characteristics:

  • Excellent research skills, including an ability to quickly and efficiently retrieve, assemble and organize relevant material for review;
  • Ability to work well and collaborate with others in a small, tightly-knit, hard-working yet friendly environment;
  • Superior writing skills and a solid work ethic (experience in journalism or writing on deadline strongly preferred); and
  • A commitment to the cause of professionalism among law students and members of the bar.

In addition to playing an important role in advancing the cause of professionalism in the legal profession, there may be great opportunities to interact with practicing lawyers and judges and to develop relationships in the legal community.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to our Executive Administrator & CLE Coordinator, Lindsay Shaw.

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