PILI has received a new grant of $4,000 from the CFCI ComunityWorks Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. This grant will support PILI’s Law Student Internship Program, and will specifically help fund an Intern in Peoria.
PILI Law Student Interns work at legal service agencies for 400 hours during the summer or 200 hours during a school year semester. PILI ensures quality supervision by experienced agency attorneys, and providing extra educational, networking and mentoring opportunities. There are currently four summer Internship opportunities outside of Chicago at Prairie State Legal Services in Peoria and Rock Island, and at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in Alton and Champaign.
“I loved my Internship,” said a 2015 Intern. “I am so grateful for the opportunity and support from PILI and I hope more people not from Chicago are able to take advantage of the program. It’s really a fantastic way to try out public interest law as opposed to other unpaid Internships, or externships that students have to pay for.”
PILI is grateful to the Community Foundation of Central Illinois for their support!