The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County (“Clerk’s Office”), 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 a Clerk’s Office application, placing a check mark in the Volunteer/Unpaid Intern box.