Cook County State's Attorney's Office Clerkship/ Internship Program

The Clerkship Program provides law school students with invaluable legal experience in Chicago and suburban Cook County offices. We offer many rewarding and exciting opportunities.
Thank you for your interest in the Cook County State’s Attorney Office Clerkship/Internship Program. The Internship Program is designed specifically for students. Please read this page very carefully, as it contains answers to many common questions.
The Academy is a unique and invaluable summer clerkship opportunity for law school students. It provides students opportunities to receive hands-on training with a classroom component. Only twenty-five of our more than three hundred clerks are chosen to participate each summer.
If you are a law school student and have completed at least 51.0 credit hours, you are eligible to apply for the 711 license. While clerking for the Cook County State’s Attorney Office you will be eligible to handle your own cases under the supervision of one of our ASAs. Please contact your law school registrar office for more information on how to obtain a 711 license.