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:

PILI’s application system will no longer be administered through Illinois Legal Aid Online.

FALL SEMESTER 2016: The application period is now closed.

SPRING SEMESTER 2017: You will be able to apply online through our website for Spring Semester 2017 Internships beginning on November 1st at 10 a.m. CST. The list of agencies that have been approved to host Interns in Spring 2017 are listed below.

Who can I contact with questions about submitting my application?

Contact PILI’s Executive Director Michael Bergmann by e-mail or by phone at 312-832-5129.

Agencies that will be hosting 2016-2017 school-year PILI Interns:

Fall 2016:

Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL)
Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS)
Equip for Equality
National Immigrant Justice Center
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Spring 2017:

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

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