Public Interest Law Initiative

School-year Internships

PILI offers a limited number of school-year Internships during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year to second and third-year law students at ABA accredited schools in the Chicago area. School-year Interns will receive $2,500 for 200 hours of work over the course of a semester.

Application period and process

Law students interested in applying for fall and spring semester PILI Internship positions follow the same application procedures as our summer Interns. The application system for Fall 2014 PILI Internships is now closed and all of the agencies have completed their hiring. The application system for Spring 2015 PILI Internships will open as of November 1. The system will open on August 1, 2015 for Fall 2015. Please note that you must first register online with the application site, IllinoisProBono.org.

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Agencies hosting school-year PILI Interns

Fall 2014:
Coordinated Advice Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS)*
Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL), sponsored by Baker & McKenzie*
Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc*
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS)*
Equip for Equality*
LAF Chicago*
National Immigrant Justice Center, sponsored by the LAGBAC Foundation*

*indicates that the agency has completed its hiring at this time.

Spring 2015:
ACLU of Illinois
Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc
Coordinated Advice Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS)
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH)
LAF Chicago
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
National Immigrant Justice Center, sponsored by the LAGBAC Foundation

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