Below is the complete list of the 56 legal service agencies in Illinois that have been approved to participate in PILI’s Graduate Fellowship Program. Please do not contact the agency directly to apply for a Fellowship as all applications must be made through PILI’s online application system.
In order to apply for a specific Fellowship position, you will need to register on llinoisProBono.org before you can submit your application. There is an approval process for IllinoisProBono.org that can take up to 24 hours (longer on weekends and holidays); it is therefore recommended that applicants complete this registration prior to the first day of their application period. After registering and receiving approval, you may apply online.
Apply early! As each agency completes its hiring, they will be closed in our online application system and no longer visible to applicants. Depending on when you apply, you may not find all of the agencies listed here in the online application system.
Interested in doing your Fellowship at an agency not on this list? PILI approves placements outside of this list on a case-by-case basis, when a Fellow is planning to live outside of Illinois during the summer of bar study or when a Fellow’s interests are in a particular area not represented in our current Participating Agencies. Contact PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann to discuss this option.