Law Clerk Internship

Catholic Extension
June 16, 2022
Chicago, IL
Job Type



Catholic Extension works in solidarity with people in America's poorest regions to build up

vibrant and transformative Catholic faith communities. With the generosity of

individual donors and local and national foundations, we raise funds to help

these poor, forgotten and often isolated communities flourish. Annually,

Catholic Extension supports over 1,200 programs and projects throughout the

U.S., for a total of approximately $20 million in funding. We invest in:

  • BUILDINGS by supporting the construction and renovation of churches and church facilities.
  • LEADERS for the Church by providing education, training and support to seminarians, priests, sisters, deacons and lay leaders.
  • MINISTRIES by supporting pastoral, youth, young adult, campus and outreach ministries, Catholic schools and religious education.

Position Description:

We are looking for a law student to manage our charitable estate and trust gifts portfolio. Responsibilities include processing gifts from decedents’ wills, trusts and retirement funds, and special projects related to stewarding planned gift commitments. Students who have completed estates-related course are preferred.

Student will gain valuable knowledge and skills for future career in estates and trust law, as well as experience in charitable gift planning and development in a non-profit organization. Work is diversified, with regular contact with the Assistant Vice President of Development in an energetic office environment in top loop location.

This is a paid internship where the Intern will work on site in our Chicago Office.


Skills in the following areas:

- Completion of estates-related course strongly preferred

- Analytical

- Exceptional attention to detail

- Project management

- Highly organized

- Resourceful

- Microsoft Office Suite

- Database experience a plus


Catholic Extension requires that employees in this role be​ fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and up to date with any recommended booster doses, and provide proof thereof, unless an accommodation or other applicable exemption under state law is legally required. Catholic Extension will provide reasonable accommodations that do not constitute an undue hardship and/or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others or any other applicable exemption under state law to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for Covid-19.


Catholic Extension is very proud of its staff as each one contributes to impacting our mission. Our skilled, dedicated and mission-focused team is motivated every day to be a leader in their role to contribute to our mission. Successful staff are hard-working, have a growth mindset and enjoy working together. In our most recent Employee Satisfaction Survey, 100% of survey participants agreed that "Catholic Extension is a great place to work!"

Our small, highly skilled staff of 48 full-time employees are based at its headquarters in Chicago or in one of its regional offices. Our talented and experienced staff works in a fast-paced and team-focused culture.


• Trust: We forge relationships in the spirit of mutual trust.

• Creativity: We identify and invest in innovative solutions to the challenges that confront our Catholic faith communities.

• Excellence: We set the highest standards for every aspect of our organizational life and mission.

• Accountability: We are committed to our Team Covenant to enable us to fulfill our mission more effectively.

Catholic Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation that may be necessary to participate in the application process.

Catholic Extension is located at 150 S. Wacker Drive, 20th floor, Chicago, IL. For more information about the organization, please visit:

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