The Shriver Center on Poverty Law – Fall 2019 Interns

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The Shriver Center on Poverty Law – Fall 2019 Interns (posted 7-15-19 until filled)

Job Announcement: July 1, 2019
Position Title: Fall Intern
Reports to: Advocacy Team
Location: Chicago, IL
The Shriver Center on Poverty Law fights for economic and racial justice. Over the past 50
years, we have secured hundreds of law and policy victories with and for people experiencing
economic instability in Illinois and across the country.
Everything we do is powered by communities most affected by poverty. We litigate, shape local
policy, and train and convene multi-state networks of lawyers, community leaders, and activists
to advance opportunity for all—not just the few.
Our country is rife with laws and policies that systematically disadvantage certain groups while
advantaging others based on their race, gender, and other facets of their identities. We believe
laws and policies—and the institutions that apply them—should be designed to support people.
Together, we’re turning this ideal into reality.
We are building a future where all people, families, and future generations have equal dignity,
respect, and power under the law. Join the fight at povertylaw.org.
Position Overview: Interns support the Advocacy team and should expect to receive
assignments in any of our major focus areas, although occasional efforts may be made to allow
interns to take on assignments in areas of their particular interest. Both lawyers and policy
professionals supervise interns.
Responsibilities:
• Provide legal research and writing in support of ongoing litigation efforts.
• Complete policy research assignments.
• Attend community meetings and events.
Qualifications:
• Currently attending law school.
• Excellent oral/written communication skills.
• Dedicated, independent, and detail-oriented.
• Experience working with racially and economically diverse communities.
• Demonstrated commitment to the Shriver Center on Poverty Law’s mission, vision, and
values.
Salary/Benefits: Internship positions are unpaid, but the Shriver Center on Poverty Law
regularly works with students and law schools to assist students in obtaining outside funding or
course credit if they wish.
Opening/Closing Date: All application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Intern
Hiring Committee will consider all applications immediately after applications are received.
Applications: Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to the Intern Hiring
Committee at hr@povertylaw.org.
At the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, we know that a richly diverse mix of professionals makes
organizations more effective. As such, we make demographic and experiential diversity a
hallmark and priority of all our work.