About Us

Over fifty years ago, a handful of visionary leaders founded the Illinois Bar Foundation. Their initial commitment was to provide aid to deserving members of the Illinois Bar who, because of age or infirmity, could no longer provide for their own care or support. Since then, the Foundation has expanded its scope to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. With the Vision to be the statewide leader in advancing equal justice, the Foundation has established the following organizational objectives:

  1. Enhance the availability of legal aid to those of limited means.
  2. Encourage pro-bono legal work.
  3. Educate Illinois residents regarding their rights and responsibilities under the law.
  4. Extend assistance to colleagues in need of support.

Internship Job Description

The Illinois Bar Foundation seeks a motivated and enthusiastic student to assist with events and other tasks as needed. The intern will also assist with planning the annual black tie gala that is hosted every October. All of these events raise important funds for the Illinois Bar Foundation.

The desired candidate will provide support to the staff and work independently on projects. Tasks include administrative event support, updating social media sites, researching donor prospects, helping to staff the IBF's various fundraising event, coordinating direct mail pieces and assisting with other tasks as necessary.

The desired candidate will provide support to the staff and work independently on projects. Desire to learn about non-profit organizations and event planning essential.

Hours: 15 per week; negotiable. Minimum commitment of 12 weeks requested. Internship can begin immediately or be scheduled for the summer.

Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate student in communications, marketing, liberal arts or equivalent experience. Experience with word and excel software necessary. Candidates should present themselves professionally and be outgoing, energetic, detail-oriented, able to multi-task and have a really good sense of humor.

Salary: All internships at the Illinois Bar Foundation are unpaid. We will work with you for university credit.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Illinois Bar Foundation at IBFInfo@isba.org. Phone: 312.726-6072, Fax 312.726-6073.

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