People’s Law Office is accepting applications for our 2021 summer internship and educational program, which focuses on civil rights litigation rooted in social justice and radical legal work.
Interns will participate in a wide range of litigation-related work and will be exposed to a progressive law office that has been committed to being “people’s lawyers” since 1969. Our attorneys and legal workers have successfully fought for the civil and human rights of people who have been wrongfully convicted, falsely arrested and subjected to excessive force and torture at the hands of law enforcement officials and prosecutors. The office has also steadfastly represented political activists and individuals who have been targeted by government officials because of their political views or organizing work.
The program is open to law students. Candidates should demonstrate experience in and/or commitment to social justice, organizing and/or social movements. To apply please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to plo[at]peopleslawoffice.com. Applications will be accepted until December 11, 2020, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the current pandemic, we are prepared for the internship to take place remotely, so applicants are not required to reside in Chicago. A stipend will be available.
BIPOC, women, people of all gender identities and gender expressions, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.