Center for Public Interest Law - ABA Unpaid Internship

ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Req #627
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities.  We will conduct our recruitment process via alternative means (virtual interviews) for the time being.


The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world.  The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.
The American Bar Association (“ABA”) has an opportunity for an unpaid intern to gain valuable experience while contributing to the important work of the ABA.  The details of the unpaid internship opportunity are as follows:

ABA Department/Section/Entity: ABA Center for Pro Bono
Reports to: Marissa LaVette, Assistant Staff Counsel

Work Location: Remote/telework (U.S. locations only).
Duration of Internship: sixteen (16) weeks If your academic institution or relevant program requires a different duration, please make note of such requirement in your cover letter and provide any supporting documentation for the ABA to consider.
 
Hours per week: 20. If your academic institution or relevant program requires a different hourly requirement, please make note of such requirement in your cover letter and provide any supporting documentation for the ABA to consider.

Unpaid: This is an unpaid internship.  Participation in the internship is not an offer of employment, and successful completion of the internship program does not entitle the selected intern to an employment offer from the ABA.

Number of Unpaid Intern Opportunities Available: 2

Description of Internship Opportunity: The Center for Pro Bono seeks an intern to conduct research related pro bono services and programs. The intern will also be responsible for researching pro bono rules and programs in various jurisdictions to update and expand the Center’s resources. The intern will also be responsible for research related to law school pro bono and public interest programs. Lastly, the intern will be responsible for assisting with the 2021 National Celebration of Pro Bono, including tracking events in various states throughout the country, researching topics related to the National Celebration, and assisting with outreach to various programs. 

Eligibility: Candidates must be 18 years old or older and:
currently enrolled in (or in a deferred enrollment/gap year status recognized by) a post-secondary academic institution (i.e. undergraduate, graduate) and in a program/area of study directly related to the purpose of the internship program; or

a recent (i.e. up to one (1) year) graduate of a post-secondary academic institution (i.e. undergraduate, graduate) with a degree in a program/area of study directly related to the purpose of the internship program.

Relevant Program/Area of Study:
Public Interest Law 

Additional Desired Qualifications:
Interest in public interest law and the provision of legal services to marginalized communities
Research experience 

How to Submit Interest in Unpaid Internship: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to abaprobono@americanbar.org no later 5:00 pm CST on 4/30/2021.

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The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

Residency requirements may apply.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $0.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $0.00
  • Required Education Some College
  • ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America