2024-2025 Yearlong Legal Intern - ( 24000008 )DescriptionChicago Transit Authority is the second largest transit system in the country! Our college internship program offers summer and year-long internships that provide students with valuable work experience, professional development, and mentorship. Students receive exposure to the discipline of the workplace and are guided by subject matter experts who assist them in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to perform in today’s technically demanding careers. Interns at CTA work in a range of departments across the authority.Our internships are project-based; therefore, the skills that we seek vary based on the needs of the projects during each term. All majors are welcome to apply, but please see education experience/requirements for specifics about what disciplines each internship project is seeking.Internships are part-time (15 hours a week) during the school year and full-time (40 hours a week) during the summer.In this role within the General Counsel department’s Law Department unit, interns will:
Practice law under the supervision of CTA attorneys (after securing a 711 license).
Explore and participate in a variety of practice areas of the Law Department's work, such as: taking depositions, representing the CTA in arbitrations, assisting with trials, preparing and presenting motions in court, researching and drafting legal memoranda and reviewing contracts.
Ability to select projects and the areas of law they would like exposure to, including torts, employment/labor, corporate, appellate/policy, workers’ compensation, and subrogation.
Gain an understanding of the diverse and complex legal issues addressed by the second largest transit agency in the country.
Perform legal research.
Prepare legal documents.
Represent the CTA in legal proceedings.
Primary work location for this role: CTA Headquarters (567 W. Lake Street, Chicago Illinois 60661)QualificationsEducational Experience/Requirements:
Preferred Major(s): Applicants must have completed their second year of law school before the internship start date.
Preferred Level of Education: College graduate student
Required enrollment status: Full-time (as defined by your academic institution) in a degree program at an accredited college or university
The demands associated with the normal office environment
Must be able to comply with office policy to work on-site twice per week
Light physical activity, including walking outdoors and climbing stairs
Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fine-motor abilities for working with computer key boards
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong Microsoft Office and computer skills
Good oral and written communication skills
Good critical thinking skills
Good organizational skills with attention to detail
Good project management skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong editing and drafting skills
Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
Additional Details: Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERNo employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact email@example.com prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.Primary Location : USA-Illinois-ChicagoJob : InternshipJob Posting : Jan 12, 2024, 1:48:22 PMPosition Type: : Part-time Temporary (PTT)Req ID: 24000008Full-time