Metra Intern-Legal in Chicago, Illinois



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United States of America


Administrative Support(Including Clerical and Sales)

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Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The agency is linking communities in Northeastern Illinois by providing safe, reliable, and efficient commuter service.

The Metra Internship Program provides an opportunity for sophomores, college juniors, seniors, and graduate students to gain practical experience through on-the-job learning. Metra assigns students to projects related to their academic/educational field of study, which complements classroom instruction. The knowledge gained contributes to career development, while the experience provides insight on the wide variety of jobs in the transportation industry.

Intern will integrate classroom learning and gain hands-on experience in railroad, real estate, general corporate and litigation areas of law.

Reporting to the Law Department Division of Railroad, Real Estate and Grants, the intern will perform general legal work as assigned by the General Counsel or Assistant Deputy General Counsel. The intern will organize, review and/or draft railroad, real estate, and general corporate agreements; organize, review and/or draft ordinances; organize board packages; perform legal research; document filings and travel locally and/or offsite to the Recorder of Deeds, Cook County Clerk’s Office and other government offices.

Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.


Enrolled in an accredited law school and have completed your first year of law school; second and third year law students only. Previous experience using Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook. Legal research a plus.

Must be 18 years or older; able to legally work in the United States; a student in good standing; currently enrolled as a second or third year law student from an accredited law school; and available to work between 12 to 20 hours per week for up to one year (optional: 40 hours per week during summer months).

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

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