Interested applicants can find useful information on our website about how to apply for Internships or Fellowships, as well as a list of legal service agencies hosting PILI Interns and Fellows and their position descriptions.
Second and third-year law students in the Chicago area may apply for PILI Internship opportunities at seven public interest law organizations this coming spring.
During her PILI Internship at BPI last summer, Militza worked primarily in their Public Housing and Political Reform departments. “I enjoyed the type of work that I did and the opportunities to learn about ways that lawyers can play a role in developing anti-poverty policies,” she said.
2Ls can now apply for PILI’s Summer 2015 Law Student Internship Program, and 3Ls whose firms offer the Graduate Fellowship Program can also now apply. The application period for 1Ls opens December 1.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ran a feature article on PILI Intern Militza Pagan, a second-year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law who was selected as this year’s Jerome Gilson Honorary Intern.
These grants will provide stipends for 51 PILI Law Student Interns over the 2014-15 academic year and the summer of 2015 through PILI’s Law Student Internship Program.
PILI has announced $17,500 in grants to seven of its Participating Agencies to support Law Student Interns during the 2014 fall semester. Interested applicants may apply through PILI’s online application system starting on August 1st.
Dedicated to the public interest from the start, Betsy served for seven years as a staff attorney and legal director for the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities – the same organization where she completed her PILI Internship in 1981, before joining the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights where she now directs the Bias Violence and Fair Housing Projects.
PILI’s summer 2014 class of 43 Law Student Interns and 65 Graduate Fellow will collectively contribute an additional 36,700 hours of legal services on behalf of thousands of low-income individuals and families.
“It is truly an honor to work with great people and know that many of our most vulnerable neighbors here in Chicago, who would otherwise be at great risk of homelessness, are now on a better path because of the services we provide.”