Internship Opportunities

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office provides unpaid internship and externship opportunities to qualified students during the summer as well as during the fall and spring semesters. The program is available to first and second year law students and college students who have completed their first year.

Students accepted into the program will gain valuable knowledge regarding the inner-workings of a Prosecutor’s Office as well as the Criminal Justice System.  Those law students who meet the requirements to obtain a 711 license will also receive extensive courtroom experience.  All interns work closely with professional support staff and/or experienced attorneys and are supervised by the Division Chief in which they are assigned.

Besides the daily responsibilities and observing court, there are other educational and networking opportunities also available during the summer months. These include, but are not limited to, tours of the Lake County Jail, Coroner’s Office, the Juvenile Justice Complex/Detention Center, and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office Children’s Advocacy Center. Each applicant for a law clerk or internship shall send a cover letter, resume, list of references, and Background Check Authorization Form (PDF) to:
Michael G. Nerheim
Lake County State’s Attorney
18 N. County St.
Waukegan, IL60085

You can also submit your from to Nicole Farrow, the Internship Coordinator, via email.

Note
Job opportunities at the State’s Attorney’s Office, if available, are posted on the Lake County website. The deadline to apply for the summer program is February 28th. Interviews are scheduled during March and final selections are made in April. The program begins the first week of June.

It is the policy of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office to comply with all federal, state and local laws regarding Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”), which includes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). No individual shall be excluded from, denied benefit to, or be subject to discrimination in the availability, of any program on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, political belief, veteran status, or sensory, mental, or physical disability. All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.