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Legal Intern - 79919

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Mar 14, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62704-4503

Job Requisition ID:  25294

Agency: Board of Elections
Closing Date/Time: March 28th, 2023 4:00pm
Salary: $15.00 - $20.00 per hour
County: Cook or Sangamon County 
Number of Vacancies: 1

Please attach a completed intern application and writing sample to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your
application or submit via email to Danielle Martinez at 

Job Responsibilities

The State Board of Elections' Legal Division is seeking a legal intern to assist in the creation of the State Officers Electoral Board (SOEB) decision database. The candidate will be responsible for reviewing objections and related decisions to create a public research database of Board decisions. 


The Internship will require legal research and writing skills consistent with serving as agency counsel. 


Responsibilities include updating, reviewing and creating reference/training materials focused on election law. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Current law student in good standing with an accredited law school.
  • Minimal GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Experience with legal research through WestLaw
  • Experience and/or interest in government agency representation and/or public service
  • Experience and/or interested in election law

The SBE welcomes all and promotes workplace diversity. It is our individual traits, character, and experiences that make each of us special and unique. It is only when we bring that individualism together and work as a diverse team that we thrive. There is no place for discrimination based on race, religion, culture, sexual identity or orientation, age, or disability at the State Board of Elections.