Summer application open until March 31, 2020.
The Illinois Human Rights Commission Governor Edward Coles Fellowship is an internship program for second and third year law students interested in civil rights and administrative law. The Coles Fellowship is named in honor of Edward Coles (1786 – 1868), the second Governor of Illinois (1822 – 1826). Edward Coles was an early abolitionist who was primarily responsible for keeping Illinois a free state prior to the Civil War.
Requirements at minimum include completion of at least one (1) year of legal writing prior to beginning the Fellowship, very good legal writing and legal research skills, and a commitment to upholding the enunciated protected civil rights under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Fellowships are unpaid, but interested students should contact their schools for information on outside funding resources or obtaining school credit.
Applications are accepted and considered on a rolling basis for Summer, Fall, and Spring opportunities. Please e-mail (preferred) or mail a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to the attention of:
Kelleye M. Chube, General Counsel
Illinois Human Rights Commission
JRTC 100 W. Randolph, Suite 5-100
Chicago, Illinois 60601