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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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What We Do

The Diversity Summer Internship Committee, which reports to the ACC Chicago Community Director, manages ACC Chicago’s Diversity Summer Internship Program. The Internship Program places law students with diverse backgrounds in internships with Chicagoland corporate legal departments and helps ensure their success by coordinating mentoring and support networks. The program’s goal is to promote diversity in the in-house legal community and to provide leadership in the recruitment of minority attorneys for corporate counsel positions.

This Committee is generally responsible for the following:

1.    Vetting/recruiting law student participants, corporate hosts and mentors.

2.    Oversite of Program Events:

• Orientation Event

• Kick-Off Event

• Social Event

• Mock Interview and Resume Workshop

• Networking Workshop

• Alumni Panel Q&A

• End of Program Celebration

3.    Managing website and communication with Alumni network.  

4.    Promotion of the program to Chicagoland corporate legal department leaders and law schools.

Who We Are

The Diversity Summer Internship Committee is currently made up of seven members at large and three Board members.

Opportunities to Get Involved

Participation on this Committee is generally by invitation.


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