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:

SPRING SEMESTER 2017: The application system is now open, and will be open until all positions are filled. The agencies approved to host Interns in Spring 2017 are listed below.

Apply for Spring 2017


FALL SEMESTER 2017: The application period will open on August 1, 2017.

Who can I contact with questions about submitting my application?

Contact PILI’s Program Associate Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128.

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

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