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Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County job opportunities are posted on www.indeed.com. Currently, there are no positions available.

Apply for Intern/Unpaid Volunteer Opportunities

The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, First Judicial District, has created a Volunteer Internship Program to provide an opportunity for the citizens of Cook County to gain valuable work experience in the 2nd largest unified court system in the world.  We offer voluntary (i.e. unpaid) positions with flexible hours and courthouse locations throughout Cook County, including suburban locations and branch courts throughout Chicago.  Persons eligible for this program are anyone age 17 or over, college students, retired persons, or other individuals applying through a specific internship program or governmental program.  Anyone interested in applying for the Volunteer Internship Program should apply directly by completing and forwarding an Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County application, placing a check mark in the Volunteer/Unpaid Intern box.

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Frequently Asked Questions


When you submit an application and resume online, you will receive a prompt acknowledgement of receipt directly to your email address. The Personnel Services Department receives this information and screens all applicants accordingly. After the time frame for which applications will be accepted has ended, our HR representative/staff will contact candidates who best meet the qualifications for the position. Due to the volume of applicants, you will only be contacted if you are selected to advance in the hiring process.
You are not required to submit credentials when applying for a position. However, if you are offered employment, you will be asked to complete additional forms as well as provide additional documentation.
For all applicants, the selection process varies for each opening due to the high volume of applicants. Our Personnel Services Department screens and contacts qualified candidates after the time frame for which applications will be accepted has ended. It could take several weeks after you submit your application before someone may contact you, if you are selected for an interview.
Volunteers and unpaid interns are encouraged to apply. Student applicants may wish to inquire with their institution regarding how education credits can be earned.
Please note that as of August 13, 2019, all vacant positions in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County are posted online at www.Indeed.com. Applications to those positions must be submitted online via the Indeed website. In order to submit an application online, you will need an email address and to use a computer that has internet access. If you do not have access to a computer, you may visit the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Room LL12 to apply using one of our computer terminals.
Please reference each individual posting for its specific posted closing date.
The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County no longer accepts paper resumes, applications or other documents via mail, fax or email. The online application process helps us to track applications more efficiently and makes your information available for review without delay. The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County strives to become a greener organization through this process.
The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County does not hire, accept recommendations, or base employment decisions on political reasons or factors for Non-Exempt positions. A political reason or factor is: any reasons or factors relating to political matters in connection with any employment action, including, but not limited to: (1) any recommendations for or against the hiring, promotion, transfer, discipline, or any other Employment Action with respect to any person from any politically-related person or organization that is not based on personal knowledge of the person’s work skills, work experience, or other job-related qualifications; (2) the fact that the person works or worked for a politically-related person or organization or works or worked on a political campaign or belongs to a political organization or party, or the fact that the person chose not to work in a political campaign or to belong to a political party, unless related to a recommendation based on personal knowledge of the person’s skills, work experience, or other job-related characteristics; (3) the fact that the person is or was, or is not or was not, a member of any political party or politically-related organization; (4) the fact that the person contributed money, raised money, or provided something else of value to a politically-related person or organization, or refrained from doing so; (5) the fact that the person is a Democrat or Republican or a member of any other political party or group, or the fact that the person is not a member; or (6) the fact that the person expressed views, opinions, or beliefs on a political matter.