internships

LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIPS

Prairie State regularly hosts school year and summer law student interns at its each of its local offices (Bloomington; Joliet; Kankakee; McHenry; Ottawa; Peoria; Rockford; Rock Island; St. Charles; and Waukegan), and the following special projects: Low Income Tax Clinic (Wheaton); and Fair Housing Project.

What will I do?

Law students perform a variety of duties at Prairie State depending on their experience level and the needs of a particular office or project. These duties may include client interviews and case investigation; drafting of pleadings, memoranda and briefs; legal research; and negotiations.  (NOTE: Law students with a limited practice license under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 will additionally have the opportunity to appear in state court.) All work is supervised by an experienced attorney. Prairie State provides frequent training opportunities to interns.

Compensation

Prairie State understands that many students who seek to work in a public interest setting are unable to accept an unpaid position.  Working  together with PILI and other funders, we are able to offer a limited number of paid law student positions; the number and location of these positions varies depending on current funding opportunities. Prairie State also welcomes internship applications from law students who have outside funding or seek school credit, or who simply wish to volunteer their time.

To apply for a law student internship, click hereDefault Alt Tag for this page, or contact Prairie State’s internship coordinators for more information at [email protected]

 

UNDERGRAD AND PARALEGAL INTERNSHIPS

Prairie State regularly hosts school year and summer interns at its each of its local offices (Bloomington; Joliet; Kankakee; McHenry; Ottawa; Peoria; Rockford; Rock Island; St. Charles; and Waukegan), and the following special projects: Legal Help for Homeowners Project (Wheaton and Waukegan); Low Income Tax Clinic (Wheaton); and Fair Housing Project (Waukegan, Rockford, and Peoria).

What will I do?

Interns perform a variety of duties at Prairie State depending on their experience level and the needs of a particular office or project. Paralegal interns may interview clients; drafting of pleadings; perform legal research; and assist attorneys prepare for trial.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not accepting new internship applications until we open our offices.

Compensation

Working  together with other funders, Prairie State is able to offer a limited number of paid law student positions; the number and location of these positions varies depending on current funding opportunities. Prairie State also welcomes internship applications from law students, undergraduate students, or paralegal students who have outside funding or seek school credit, or who simply wish to volunteer their time.

To apply for a law student internship, click hereDefault Alt Tag for this page, or contact Prairie State’s internship coordinators for more information at [email protected]

 

Contact Prairie State’s Director of Volunteer Services for more information. (e-mail: [email protected])