Legal Services Division
Intern Program Description
Approximately five student interns are sought to assist in conducting national research regarding the provision of indigent defense in the United States pursuant to Gideon v. Wainwright. Specifically, interns will conduct Westlaw, internet, and telephone research to determine how states and counties are meeting the mandate to provide counsel for indigent criminal defendants. The internship will provide students with exposure to criminal justice systems, opportunities to interact with government attorneys nationwide, and experience with major policy and program initiatives.
5-10 hours per week, for the duration of the school semester or quarter. Internships may be extended for multiple semesters/quarters, based on agreement between the student and the Committee staff.
Open to all law students, including 1Ls. Candidates must have good research and writing skills, an interest in criminal or public interest law, and willingness to learn and work under supervision. Candidates in the Chicago area are preferred, but remote-work opportunities will also be considered.
Submit cover letter and resume to Geoff Burkhart: firstname.lastname@example.org