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Coles Fellowship – Summer 2023

Website Illinois Human Rights Commission

The Illinois Human Rights Commission is a quasi-judicial state agency, hearing complaints and administrative appeals regarding discrimination and retaliation in employment, housing, financial credit, public accommodations, and education.

Focusing primarily on employment discrimination cases, Coles Fellows will work under the supervision of the Office of the General Counsel and the Administrative Law Section. Fellows will draft orders and present cases to the Commission panels; assist Administrative Law Judges in pending cases; and assist the General Counsel in outreach projects and compliance issues. Fellows will be exposed to all aspects of the Commission’s work, and will receive feedback and mentorship from the attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel and the Administrative Law Judges.

The fellowship begins June 5, 2023, and lasts for 8-10 weeks.  Fellows will work both remote and in-person at our Chicago office.

To apply for Summer 2023:
Sign up to interview at the Midwest Public
Interest Law Career Conference—
Please email a resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample to: Erica Seyburn,
Assistant General Counsel at
Deadline: January 27, 2023

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