Public Interest Law Initiative

About School-year Internships

2016 Fall Interns 2

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. Typically, 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.

Read more about the Internship Program »

Application period and process:

  • Spring Semester: The application period will open at 10:00 a.m. on October 15th.

Apply for Spring 2018

  • Fall Semester: The application period will open at 10:00 a.m. on August 1st.

    All Fall 2017 Internship positions have been filled. 

Agencies hosting school-year PILI Interns:

Spring 2018:

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

Fall 2017:

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]
LAF [CLOSED]
National Immigrant Justice Center LGBT Immigrant Rights Initiative [CLOSED]
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law [CLOSED]

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