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2024-2025 Yearlong Legal Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Chicago

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Off-cycle Internship

Legal•Chicago

Description

  • Chicago Transit Authority is the second largest transit system in the country! Our college internship program offers summer and year-long internships that provide students with valuable work experience, professional development, and mentorship. Students receive exposure to the discipline of the workplace and are guided by subject matter experts who assist them in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to perform in today’s technically demanding careers. Interns at CTA work in a range of departments across the authority.  
  • Our internships are project-based; therefore, the skills that we seek vary based on the needs of the projects during each term. All majors are welcome to apply, but please see education experience/requirements for specifics about what disciplines each internship project is seeking.

Requirements

  • Educational Experience/Requirements:
  • Preferred Major(s): Applicants must have completed their second year of law school before the internship start date.
  • Preferred Level of Education: College graduate student
  • Required enrollment status: Full-time (as defined by your academic institution) in a degree program at an accredited college or university
  • Physical Requirements:
  • The demands associated with the normal office environment
  • Must be able to comply with office policy to work on-site twice per week
  • Light physical activity, including walking outdoors and climbing stairs
  • Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fine-motor abilities for working with computer key boards
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong Microsoft Office and computer skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good critical thinking skills
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Good project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong editing and drafting skills
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Strong analytical skills necessary for competent legal interpretation.
  • Integrity, initiative, and creativity

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Legal

Responsibilities

  • In this role within the General Counsel department’s Law Department unit, interns will:
  • Practice law under the supervision of CTA attorneys (after securing a 711 license).
  • Explore and participate in a variety of practice areas of the Law Department's work, such as: taking depositions, representing the CTA in arbitrations, assisting with trials, preparing and presenting motions in court, researching and drafting legal memoranda and reviewing contracts.
  • Ability to select projects and the areas of law they would like exposure to, including torts, employment/labor, corporate, appellate/policy, workers’ compensation, and subrogation.
  • Gain an understanding of the diverse and complex legal issues addressed by the second largest transit agency in the country.
  • Perform legal research.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Represent the CTA in legal proceedings

Details

Work type

Part time

Work mode

office

Location

Chicago