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 & SUMMER 2017: We are working on identifying a solution for our application process for Spring Semester and Summer 2017 PILI Internship applications. Please check back here regularly for more details.

The application period for each school-year Internship program will open on the following days:

  • Fall: August 1st
  • Spring: November 1st at 10 a.m. CST.

Who can I contact with questions about submitting my application?

Contact PILI’s Program Manager Katie Pieper by e-mail or by phone at 312-832-5128.

Agencies that will be hosting 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.

Learn more about PILI’s Honorary and Named Internships  »

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