Public Interest Law Initiative

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless


70 East Lake Street, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact: Patricia Nix-Hodes


Program: ,

PILI Interns & Fellows work under the supervision of attorney Patricia Nix-Hodes, Director of the Law Project of CCH. He/she is expected to carry a manageable work load which includes some of the following (depending in part, on the expressed interests of the PILI Intern or Fellow): research and writing of memos on legal issues, client interviewing, community outreach, drafting motions and court submissions, advocacy with state and local agencies related to public benefits, housing, child welfare services and education, assistance with preparation for and appearances at hearings where appropriate.

If we initiate new litigation, we would involve PILI Intern & Fellows. Supervision would include daily interaction with the supervisor, review of all written work, observation and feedback on non-written work, direction regarding any tasks not previously learned or performed, and two periodic evaluations.

All applicants should submit a detailed cover letter explaining why he or she is interested in serving the legal needs of people experiencing homelessness. Also, CCH is interested in any personal experience of the candidate with poverty or injustice.

This agency is approved to host a Law Student Intern during the summer of 2017. They are also approved to host Graduate Fellows.


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