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The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking law students in their 2L or 3L year to join the Legal and Labor Affairs Department as Legal Interns. This will be a paid Internship and the hours required would be a minimum of 10-15 per week. The Intern will work under the direct supervision of Legal staff and legal assignments may include research related to labor affairs, criminal procedure and/or criminal justice policy.


Duties of Internship

Performing various legal research projects, including but not limited to civil rights litigation, employment litigation, labor law, administrative law, criminal procedure, intergovernmental agreements, freedom of information request and/or criminal justice policies

Drafting research memos

Analyzing department policies with the goal of incorporating recent statutory amendments


Minimum Qualifications

Must be a current 2L or 3L enrolled in an accredited law school

Strong legal research and writing skills

Commitment of 10 to15 hours per week

Ability to start immediately (following applicable background screening)


Preferred Qualifications

Ability to interpret statutes and case law and apply to current department policies

Interest in public sector work

Completion of Criminal Procedure , Labor Law, and/or Constitutional Law course


Application Requirements:


Cover Letter

Offical Transcript



The Intern and Legal Department may work out a schedule depending on Intern’s course load. Required time commitment is 10-15 hours per week, beginning immediately. Also, any internship hours shall be conducted during business hours (i.e. between 09:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.).


                     The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many                           duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.