Public Interest Law Initiative

About School-year Internships

2016 Fall Interns 2

PILI Interns work 200 hours part-time during the semester with PILI ensuring quality supervision by experienced attorneys and providing extra educational, networking and advising opportunities. Interns are paid $3,000 for their work during the semester, less applicable taxes. PILI school-year Internships are open to any second and third-year law students in the Chicago area who are attending an ABA accredited school.

PILI Interns work on a wide and diverse range of issues depending on the agency where they serve and the issues that agency addresses. In addition to direct client services, PILI Interns also do policy development and analysis, advocacy, impact litigation, and more.

During the semester, PILI hosts three events for Interns including a breakfast with agency supervisors, a lunchtime educational seminar and an evening reception.

Read more about the Internship Program »

Applications will open at 10 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Fall Interns: August 1st
  • Spring Interns: November 1st

Agencies hosting school-year PILI Interns:

Fall 2019:

CARPLS (Coordinated Advice Referral Program for Legal Services) [Closed]
Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) [Closed]
Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc [Closed]
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) [Closed]
Equip for Equality [Closed]
Legal Aid Chicago [Closed]
Legal Aid Society[Closed]
National Immigrant Justice Center LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Initiative [Closed]
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law [Closed]

Spring 2020:

Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA)
CARPLS (Coordinated Advice Referral Program for Legal Services)
Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH)
Legal Aid Chicago
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
National Immigrant Justice Center LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Initiative
Roger Baldwin Foundation of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc.

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