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About School-Year Internships

2016 Fall Interns 2

PILI 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. Interns are paid $3,250 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.

During the semester, PILI hosts three events for Interns including a breakfast with agency supervisors, a lunchtime educational seminar and an evening reception.

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Applications will open on the following dates:

  • Fall Interns: August 1st at 10:00 a.m. CT
  • Spring Interns: October 15th at 10:00 a.m. CT

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from when the application system opens until all positions are filled.

Agencies hosting school-year PILI Interns during the 2023-2024 academic year:

Spring 2024:

ACLU of Illinois
Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA)
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
CARPLS (Coordinated Advice Referral Program for Legal Services)
Greater Chicago Legal Clinic  
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH)
Legal Aid Chicago
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
National Immigrant Justice Center

Fall 2023:

PLEASE NOTE: All of our Fall Law Student Internship positions have been filled and the application system is now closed.

Ascend Justice
Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL)
Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS)
Equip for Equality
Legal Aid Chicago
Legal Aid Society
National Immigrant Justice Center
Shriver Center on Poverty Law