Chicago Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Chicago Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development
Administration (EDA) is seeking a volunteer summer intern interested in economic development
programs and the legal issues that affect federal grants administration. Under the direction of Regional
Counsel, interns can expect to gain experience in interpreting and applying federal laws and regulations;
properly documenting real property transactions and local government, not-for-profit, and university
decisions relative to federal grants; and reviewing and commenting on administrative records.
Research and analyze legal issues
Draft and review basic agreements
Create and update legal databases
Other duties as assigned
Selections will be made based on each candidate’s background including a demonstrated commitment
to public service, academic achievement, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to
the work of EDA or that demonstrate excellence in legal writing or argument. We are particularly
interested in individuals who think creatively and take initiative. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who
are currently attending law school. Bar passage is not required. Candidates will be expected to commit
to at least 16 hours per week during the summer recess. This is an unpaid internship. Externship credit
is available.
Interested Applicants
Individuals interested in applying for an internship with the Economic Development Administration
should send a letter of interest, resume, and list of courses completed by February 19th to Patrick M.
Lydic, Administrative Director, at plydic@eda.gov.
The Economic Development Administration, Chicago Regional Office, is located at:
230 S. Dearborn, Suite 3280
Chicago, IL 60604