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PILI Graduate Fellowship Positions Available

Are you interested in being a PILI Fellow?

Join the Summer 2015 class of new associates dedicated to pro bono! PILI’s Graduate Fellowship Program places new associates from Chicago law firms at legal service agencies, where they work 300 hours during the summer or fall before starting at their firms. Since 1983, the Graduate Fellowship Program has been making a significant impact on the agencies where Fellows work, on the clients Fellows serve, and on the Fellows themselves.

PILI Fellowships are still available at the following legal service agencies:

Access Living
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago (Medical Legal Partnership for Children)
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago (SSI Homeless Outreach)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic
Catholic Charities Legal Assistance
Center for Conflict Resolution
Center for Disability & Elder Law
Center for Economic Progress
Centro Romero
Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Chicago Legal Clinic
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Citizen Advocacy Center
Cook County Office of the Public Guardian
Council on American-Islamic Relations
DePaul University College of Law Clinical Programs
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
Equip for Equality
Family Defense Center
Federal Defender Program
Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
John Howard Association of Illinois
John Marshall Fair Housing Clinic
LAF Chicago
Lambda Legal
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender
The Law Project
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Legal Aid Society
Life Span Center for Legal Services & Advocacy
Loyola University Business, Community Law & Child Law & Tax Centers
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Immigrant Justice Center
Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic
Prairie State Legal Services
Roger Baldwin Foundation – ACLU
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Working Hands Legal Clinic
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

In order to apply for a specific Fellowship position, you will need to register on before you can submit your application. There is an approval process for that can take up to 24 hours (longer on weekends and holidays). After registering and receiving approval, you may apply online.

As each agency completes its hiring, they will be closed in our online application system and no longer visible to applicants. Depending on when you apply, you may not find all of the agencies listed here in the online application system. Learn more about how to apply for PILI’s Fellowship Programs.

Contact PILI Education & Outreach Manager Katie Pieper for help with the online application system for PILI Interns & Fellows.

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