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Cook County State's Attorney's Office
Clerkship/Internship Program

Application Process and Procedures

Thank you for your interest in the Clerkship/Internship Program in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the nation’s second largest county prosecutor’s office. You will find many exciting and rewarding opportunities here. Please read all of the information very carefully, as it will help you to navigate through the application process. The Clerkship/Internship Program is designed for students only.  If you are a 3L or are not currently enrolled in school, and are seeking employment with our office, please refer to the Legal Hiring or Administrative Services Bureau or Investigative Bureau pages - Click here.

Clerkship/Internship Program Application Deadline Dates

Semester          Deadling
Fall                   August 1
Summer             April 15
Spring               January 1

The Clerkship/Internship Program/ Application Process
Funding deadlines for scholarships and stipends offered by individual schools and organizations vary, so check with your funding source before applying.

All applications are subject to an adult and juvenile background check and review.  Once we have reviewed your materials, you are then contacted for an interview.  Students are asked to rank were they would like to work.  However, students will be assigned based on the needs of the office.

A completed application for Law school and Paralegal program students consists of:

  1. An Application form
  2. A Signed and dated Release form (electronic signatures will not be accepted)
  3. Current Resume
  4. Legal Writing Sample
  5. At least one letter of Recommendation from a Professor or Employer
  6. A Current Transcript

A complete application for undergraduate (junior or senior level) and graduate students consists of:

  1. An Application form
  2. A Signed and dated Release form (electronic signatures will not be accepted)
  3. Current Resume
  4. At least one letter of Recommendation from a Professor or Employer
  5. A Current Transcript

ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SENT TO:

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
69 W Washington, Suite 3200
ATTN: Clerkship/Internship Program
Chicago, IL 60602

Fax (312) 603-9689
Email: saointerns@cookcountyil.gov

PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS TO DIVISONS, AS THIS MAY CAUSE A SIGNIFICANT DELAY IN PROCESSING YOUR APPLICATION OR CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO GET LOST

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