Chicago Community Bond Fund Is Seeking Law Student Interns!
Chicago Community Bond Fund (“CCBF”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the use of money bond and pretrial incarceration. Through a revolving bail fund, CCBF has paid over $1,200,000 in bond to free more than 250 people from Cook County Jail or house arrest in the last three and a half years. CCBF is also engaged in policy advocacy and community organizing to increase public awareness around money bond and move elected officials and policymakers. More info is available on our website, www.chicagobond.org.
CCBF is seeking 1 or more law student interns for the Fall 2019 semester/quarter. Responsibilities will include participating in CCBF’s intake process, research and writing related to advocacy work, and presentation of affidavits in criminal court. Interns eligible for 711 (student attorney) licenses will have the opportunity to visit clients in Cook County Jail as part of the intake and release processes. All interns will have extensive opportunity to interact with clients, potential clients, and their family members. Interns will gain experience in client interviewing, legal and policy research, legal and advocacy writing, and court advocacy. Interns may also have the opportunity to observe some felony trials.
This internship opportunity is unpaid unless students are eligible for federal work study. Law students interested in receiving course credit for working with CCBF are welcome.
All applicants must be committed to racial justice and criminal legal system reform. Previous experience in community organizing and working with criminalized communities is advantageous. People of color, women, LGBTQI-GNC people, people with disabilities, and formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, please submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.